While I’m a big fan of Prismatic, I feel there’s something missing.
It’s refining, and refining, and refining what I read and what I want to read, but lately it’s feeling very one sided – my techie geek/start-up side. It’s perfectly understandable why, and I’m not going to say it’s wrong. But…
I am more than that. I think we are all more.
As websites strive to refine our behaviours they don’t account for the anomalies in our lives. They will never be able to create an algorithm for our Guilty Pleasures where we step outside of dominant patterns, and of course look over our shoulders, “Is anyone watching?”
They assume we always look at the world with the same rose coloured glasses – but our patterns can be more complex then that.
- I might love techno pop when I’m feeling at my lowest.
- I might watch RomCom’s when my partner is away on her businesss trips
- I might need an article about art & design when I’m stumped on finding a solution
- I might quietly love an argument, wanting opposing views to be pissed at
These things can’t be quantified or algorithm-ed. These are the pockets that make us unique, make us dynamic & distinct, make us human.