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Bell Ringer: How Social Media Uses Algorithms

Social Media's Use of Algorithms

Author and professor Zeynep Tufekci explains how social media sites use algorithms to deliver information to users.

Description

Author and professor Zeynep Tufekci explains how social media sites use algorithms to deliver information to users.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is an algorithm? Explain the significance of their use among social media platforms.
  • How does this impact consumers?

Additional Resource

  • Social Media and Data Collection

    Author and professor Zeynep Tufekci explains how algorithms used by social media sites can make inferences about users and how that can impact the public.

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Algorithm
    • Data
    • Privacy Policy
    • Transparent

    Topics

    MediaScience & Technology

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity