The definition of an Algorithm is a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.
So, with that logic, Social media algorithms are a way of sorting posts in a users’ feed based on relevancy instead of publish time. Social networks prioritize which content a user sees in their feed first by the likelihood that they’ll actually want to see it. Does that make sense?
Have you noticed your newsfeed is filled to the brim with sad story after sad story? Perhaps the world is spiraling into chaos and despair. Maybe you interact with these posts; you react with a like, a “sad,” or an “angry.” It is affecting your mood and your outlook on life!
BUT, did you know that Facebook, or any social channel, is following your lead? The algorithm sees what you interact with and gives you MORE of exactly what you want! SO, You can make your world a better place by changing up the content you interact with. Try LIKING a cute puppy, a smiling child, a warm cookie, a testimony of hope. And maybe, done consistently with some intention, the world will become a brighter, happier place to be for you.
Try it for 14-30 days, and let me know below how it changes what you are served on social media!