“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: washingtonpost.com/technology/

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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)


@theruran @pluralistic
since this post got some likes: the book is called Paradyzja, and probably wasn't translated to English: pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradyzj

(and we don't actually say that, this was a reference to a meme)

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