Algorithm-Slaves-Bob Davis Podcast 1089

Algorithm Slaves

Firstly these days content creators seem intent on following their audiences. Learn more in Algorithm-Slaves-Bob Davis Podcast 1089..

Relevance

Secondly that is to say relevance for a creator is more and more about what the audience wants.

Certainly not what the artist or creator wants.

And today’s algorithms often determine the audience.

What Is Creating?

But what if creating is about leading the audience?

To clarify sooner or later creators have to bite the hands that feed them.

Dangers Of A Narrow Audience

Or face an increasingly narrow audience although it may be increasing in size.

Even more when likes and shares and subscriptions become the order of the day why not have AI do everything?

Role Of The Artist

In short what is the role of the human artist?

And what is the process of creativity?

Finally it’s my perception algorithm slaves build silos of opinion which actually limit objective discussion.

In addition what does one learn if they stay in that same silo forever?

Therefore it’s easy to see why many people think on the same tracks and perform in the same ways, in the end.

Grow

As a result creators do not grow.

Imprisoned By An Audience

Likewise I have certainly had my struggles being imprisoned by an audience, back in the day.

It’s About Control

However I’m grateful to have arrived at a place where the audience and the ‘shoulds’ don’t control what I do.

Didn’t Want To Talk About This

In Algorithm-Slaves-Bob Davis Podcast 1089 I take on a subject I really didn’t want to talk about.

Craven

On the other hand the craven nature of creators on almost every subject suggests it’s time to talk about this.

Audience Dictators

Finally listeners should not be required to dictate content.

Or even asked about it.

Yet you see and hear this all the time.

Likes and Shares

Subsequently likes and shares, and subs, define the future for those who ‘influence’ society as a whole.

Or so they think.

Thus Algorithm-Slaves-Bob Davis Podcast 1089.

Breaking Out

In conclusion content creators might consider breaking out of the self imposed tyranny.

Who Knows Best

In short when it comes to the very human nature of creating, the audience doesn’t always know best.

And neither does the algorithm.

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Algorithm-Slaves-Bob Davis Podcast 1089

 

 

Podcast 468

South Carolina’s Vote. The big first in the south primary is over, and the undisputed winner is New York’s Donald J. Trump. What must have made Trump’s night, Governor Jeb Bush suspended his presidential campaign. More ‘suspensions’ are sure to follow as actual votes, upend story lines, predictions and prognostications. Meanwhile Hillary Clinton defeated Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the Nevada Caucuses. Will it make any difference for the Vermont Senator’s chances to defeat the former Secretary of State this week in┬áthe Democrat South Carolina primary? Probably not. Caucuses are completely different animals from primaries, where people actually vote. Let’s not forget on the GOP side, Ted Cruz won the Iowa Caucus, but lost to Trump in New Hampshire and South Carolina. As the news rolled over the wires, I took a little bit of time outside a hotel where a huge celebration was taking place, to make some observations about the race, the presidential primary systems, and the difference between traditions, law, and a written constitution. Are you ready to have traditions — not the constitution — fundamentally change the way the United States chooses its president? Between the tradition of state by state primaries, a grueling campaign effort that wastes money and winnows candidacies and efforts to slave the Electoral College not to state legislatures but to the popular vote — and by ‘constitutionalist republicans’ no less — how we elect a president is changing, and judging from this primary cycle’s wacky, craven, foolish, disgusting and sad efforts by politicians described by the same kinds of words, not for the better. IS the cream rising to the top? Good question. Also in this podcast, the first excerpt of the Bob Davis Podcast Radio show, heard on GCN Live. Expect an announcement regarding this new show around the beginning of March. We’re in Key West Florida for this podcast, getting some maintenance on Mobile Podcast Command and preparing for the next leg of this massive road trip, which takes us back up Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Red Neck Riveria to New Orleans, Texas, back up 35 to Minneapolis-Saint Paul. Sponsored by X Government Cars and Ryan Plumbing and Heating of Saint Paul.