Dissed by an Algorithm
Oh yeah, you’re a super-clever, behaviourally targeted leading e-commerce website, but basically you’re calling me a fat geek. To my face. Nice.
Check out the homepage below, which greeted me when I cruised past the Amazon website the other day. O’Reilly books, donut maker and a chocolate fountain.
And what’s worse is the suggestions are based on a book I bought for the office, and a gift for my sister. Honest.
It’s a sad day when you’re getting slagged off by an algorithm. Perhaps I do need to get out more. And maybe I should take in a bit more literary culture. Damn it, maybe the targeting is right.
Also published on Medium.