PIGEONHOLED

[My most recent email to @listbot. Hoping he shares with the rest of the @list team.]
  1. Dear ListBot, 🤖
  2. I'm with her: We do not want this "curated feed" algorithm.
  3. Things like confetti and featured lists, while fun and individualistic, matter little to me; however, by curating my feed you are pigeonholing* your users as more single-minded than we actually are.
    *Limiting what we see to things in which we already recognize our interest cuts off our opportunity for growth. I have learned a great deal about material I would never have discovered had it not been for the uncurated feed we so long enjoyed.
  4. Please remove the algorithm. Don't be too proud to admit that it wasn't the greatest idea for this space,
    which has clearly become far more than a mere social media platform.
  5. We won't think any less of you. In fact, we will think more highly of you for acknowledging that, in this case, the update isn't a good thing--that it is in fact detrimental to beauty.
    "Change for change sake does not always result in progress." —Angela Maiers
  6. As ever, thank you for reading.
  7. Love always,
    Katherine Harris (@quixotic)