“Algospeak” is a new English dialect that emerged from the desperate attempts of social media users to “please the algorithm”: that is, to avoid words and phrases that cause social media platforms’ algorithms to suppress or block their communication.
#Algospeak is practiced by all types of social media users, from individuals addressing their friends to science communicators and activists hoping to reach a broader public. But the most ardent practitioners of algospeak are social media creators, who rely—directly or indirectly—on social media to earn a living.
the article ⬆️ posted by @pluralistic also links to this explainer: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/08/algospeak-tiktok-le-dollar-bean/
@theruran @pluralistic I have to remember the term #algospeak. I remember being on Twitter and trying not to swear or sound negative when expressing anger about bigoted behaviour, laws, etc. Otherwise I'd be condemned to the "Show more" Tweets section.
This section for anyone who doesn't know basically hides your post behind a click wall so barely anyone sees it.
In Poland we don't say "algospeak", we say "koalang" and I think it's beautiful.
(there is a Polish dystopian sci-fi novel from the 80s where everry conversation is eavesdropped and analyzed by government computers, so people invented a metaphor-based language, "koalang", which the computers couldn't understand)
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.