The Perils of Algorithmic Gatekeeping
“Yes, the internet is democratizing in that sense that the cheap equipment is democratizing. But just because a football is cheap and anyone can kick one around, it doesn’t mean that everybody is Ronaldo.”
—FRANNY ARMSTRONG, BRITISH DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER
“Do you remember ‘books’? A book is basically thousands of tweets
printed out and stapled together between pieces of cardboard.”
—ADRIAN CHEN, GAWKER.COM
Joel Whitney, then editor in chief of a highbrow online magazine called Guernica, was surprised to receive an e-mail from Google. A magazine of politics, literature, and art, Guernica has published a wide range of authors, from Noam Chomsky to Amitav Ghosh and from ...