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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey wants to build an app store for social media algorithms

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey wants to build an app store for social media algorithms
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey imagines a future where you get to choose what you see on social media by picking out your favorite recommendation algorithm, rather than relying on a single controlling company to get it exactly right.

On a call with investors today, Dorsey expanded on his vision of how a decentralized social network might work — and why Twitter would want to create a network that’s beyond the control of itself or any other company. Dorsey said Twitter would benefit by having access to “a much larger corpus of conversation” from which it can surface relevant content to users. “That’s where we will be competitive,” he said.

Dorsey said Twitter is “excited to…

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