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Algorithmic Recommendation Engine for Texts

Instagram's co-founders launch Artifact, a kind of TikTok for text - The Vergeโ€‹

  • The Instagram co-founders, who departed Facebook in 2018 amid tensions with their parent company, have formed a new venture to explore ideas for next-generation social apps
  • Artifact can feel like a throwback. Inspired by TikTok's success, big social platforms have spent the past few years chasing short-form video products and the ad revenue that comes with them
  • The tech that enabled ChatGPT also created new possibilities for social networks
  • Artifact will take the job of serving readers with high-quality news and information seriously