Abstract

Social media feeds, personalized search results and recommendations are examples of algorithmically curated content in our daily digital Life. While the algorithms that curated this content have great power to shape users' experiences, they are mostly hidden behind the interface, leaving users unaware of their presence. Whether it is helpful to give users knowledge of the algorithms' existence and if this knowledge affects interaction behavior are open questions. To assist us in addressing these questions, we developed a system, FeedVis, that exposes Facebook users to comparisons between algorithmically curated and unadulterated News Feeds. We used the tools visualizations as concrete artifacts to study users' perceptions of the algorithms governing their social media feeds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages65-68
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329224
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 28 2015
Event2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Mar 14 2015Mar 18 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
Volume2015-January

Other

Other2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period3/14/153/18/15

Keywords

  • Algorithms
  • Invisible processes
  • News feeds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Eslami, M., Aleyasen, A., Karahalios, K. G., Hamilton, K., & Sandvig, C. (2015). FeedVis: A path for exploring news feed curation algorithms. In CSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 65-68). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW; Vol. 2015-January). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2685553.2702690