Twitter’s Creepy “People You May Know” Algorithm is Smarter Than I Realized

Children of America, pay attention. If you want to know why software engineers and computer people are making all the money these days, look no further than the crazy algorithms that the Twitter engineers have developed to find people in the Twitter universe who I might know:

I just can’t believe they have the intelligence to realize me and Uncle Barack might know each other. So, children, if you’re thinking about your future in software, just realize you need to be at least smart enough to develop a program that suggests I might know who the President of the United States is. That’s the minimum requirement.

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