Jan 27 • 54M

West Elm Caleb And The TikTok Stampede

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We talk about content. How it's made. Why it's good. Why it's very bad. Sorry in advance for the British bits.
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We're diving deep into the philosophical issues at the core of TikTok, namely, why users on the app keep threatening to kill each other. What is it about TikTok's algorithm and user incentives that causes so many moral panics that end in networked abuse. Is it human nature or is it something the app is actively doing to us? Warning: this episode contains a lot of metaphors.