More social networks are introducing algorithmic feeds to combat information overload

With the news this week that Instagram may introduce an algorithmic feed, Caitlin Dewey writes there’s a reason why we’re seeing more social networks introduce algorithmic feeds: “We follow too many people on too many platforms to ever dream of keeping up — a state of perpetual Sisyphean treadmilling so unsatisfying that some users would rather just sign off.” Without some sort of filtering, the social networks risk losing users to information overload, Dewey writes.

+ Twitter turned on its new algorithmic timeline feature for all users this week (The Next Web)