Squint hard enough and it sure looks like a command line interface.
Follow a sufficiently diverse set of feeds and you’ll eventually see filter bubbles in “real time”. Across countries, technology, corporate blogs, politics, news, food, entertainment, you name it — there’s selective information filtering. All of us are in our own distorted perception of reality.
I now think (lost a bet) that there’s a pathology that drives genres (tags) in content propagation. If you observe people “consuming” content then you’ll inevitably realize that there’s an overwhelming consensus for just more of the same, but not forever.
Diversity and homogeneity
Organizing content “strictly” into genres is a compromise. Auto–generating tags looks like a trap though. Is this even a muse?
Seeing old news archives (in my country) spanning multiple decades is a crazed deja vu experience. It’s creepy — pretty much every event from a few years ago feels like it could have happened just yesterday.