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Topic: Algorithms and content curation

Algorithms and content curation on the internet shape the attention economy and visibility of online phenomena.

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The podcast episodes provided explore the role of algorithms in curating and promoting content on the internet, particularly in the context of how they shape the attention economy and the visibility of certain internet phenomena.

For example, the episode 'Introducing: Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)' discusses how algorithms can contribute to the rise and fall of 'internet characters' who gain brief viral fame, and what this reveals about the internet's changing dynamics and attention economy.

Similarly, the episode 'How a State Law Could Block Social Media Algorithms for Teens' focuses on the concerns about the impact of social media algorithms on teenage users, and the efforts by states to regulate these algorithms in the absence of federal action.

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