Mini-Lesson C: Algorithms & You
Do algorithms impact you? Do you even know what they are? Algorithms help bring us many of the functional products and tools we use today. This mini-lesson offers students an introductory look at how social media platforms use algorithms and how that use selectively curates the content users see.
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- Explain the basic function of an algorithm
- Identify factors that influence how social media algorithms work
- Describe the intentional and unintentional effects of social media algorithms on social media users
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