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That linked article about the Kenyan workers for ChatGPT reminded me of an old job my wife had. She worked for a marketing company that used a deep learning AI. I can't remember the exact technology, but I think it was meant to categorise user comments / reviews. However, as it never worked properly, my wife was hired as part of a team that did the work manually. She was overworked and eventually let go (thank god she's out of there). I'm pretty sure she was resented by her bosses because her presence was a reminder that their deep learning platform was essentially a crock of shit. I'm now convinced that behind each sector of 'automation' there's a small army of workers picking up the slack for the failed promises of the system, and they're hated for it.

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Maybe the wrong place for a request, but lately I've been wishing you'd indicate if a Stray Link goes to Twitter because I'd like to avoid clicking anything that +1s their counters. I can tell the others from context--it's just the line links at the bottom that trick me.

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I need to know the esoteric menswear tweeter. Thanks.

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is “Gas” not just “Bro” from Silicon Valley, lol? that show never misses..

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A Reddit cross post share is indeed a lot faster than a tweet or a hacker news listing that goes nowhere. In my experience, it's the lack of targeting that's the problem. I mostly share on Reddit for the SEO because I know that when Google comes through, it will send me the people actually into my niche. It turns out they actually convert if they're targeted.

So I guess the way my mind wanders about this is speed is nothing compared to targeting. You can follow your favorite Tik Tok personality, but you might never see them again. But let's say you were following them for education and not for entertainment. You would definitely remember their feed.

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I loved the way you tried to ab test virality, it seems actually like a pretty good process and the results seem about right. One thought I had about twitter is that news twitter is more of the site. The gas stove thing would've been like a 2 day topic at most but got stretched into a good week.

I'm loving the ai coverage of things in that space that might work. The one today really seems like it could last.

Meme recycling is a good trend to cover to. It's a good reminder to adjust ones social media strategy to just doing stuff that's been done before.

Quote if the day: I'm someone who spends most of the day looking at the internet - the former @ryanpornstar

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