The Medium is the Message

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Dear Medium Algorithm,

why do you insist I read what I don’t want to? I’ve done all you recommend to clear this up, but it hasn’t. Instead I have to hunt for the poetry, art, fiction, and literary criticism I want to read. I am a “top writer in Feminism” but I hardly even get recommendations for feminist stories. Instead I am served up shit, “stories” about making money, how to gain 100 followers (I have way more), or the ins-and-outs of YouTube. I am not here to make money; I live in a country where I couldn’t even if I wanted to. I just don’t get it.

By the way, it was Marshall McLuhan who coined the line

The medium is the message.

How apropos.

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author, anti-patriarchal anarcha-feminist, anticapitalist, spiritual atheist, partner, parent, engineer, animal truster, people distruster, optimistic pessimist

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Ariadne Ross

Ariadne Ross

author, anti-patriarchal anarcha-feminist, anticapitalist, spiritual atheist, partner, parent, engineer, animal truster, people distruster, optimistic pessimist

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