A Short Analysis of an Analysis: YouTube Trending Videos

People have been trying to peek underneath “black box” algorithms for decades. The most popular one is the quest to crack how Google’s search ranking algorithm works so your article/product is as high as possible. With no knowledge of how the internals of these algorithms work we are forced to observe the output of the algorithm based on the inputs in hopes of observing trends and tendencies. Though sometimes companies provide guidance on how content is prioritized their precise workings have been a mystery....

July 11, 2020