📝Monopolies are monocultures


Algorithm Monocultures

YouTube is trying to prioritize good content and comes up with metrics that correlate. However, as soon as metrics are discovered, “growth hackers” start exploiting them hitting the metric without producing good content (Gaming the metrics).

The situation is very similar to what happens with monocultures and parasites: monocultures are more susceptible to parasites because they provide higher reward for a single species of parasites.