I have a feeling this isn’t something that’s sitting on the side but I wanted to share some ideas on the your mix page and future improvements to it.
With the latest wave of byters who have come and gone, we’ve seen confusion over the idea of what a “your mix” page should include. People coming from somewhere like tiktok want it to work the same way as they are used to where it fits you into a very tiny box of people. Byte is way too small for something to work like that and I think there should be more bleeding from one group/category to another.
With that said, I don’t know the limitations of bytes mix algorithm, so I wanted to make suggestions to change its weighting of providing you content moving forward. In its current state the your mix page only likes to show a lot of popular stuff only, regardless of what you actually follow or subscribe. I would rather browse my following page 9/10 times.
I think if the your mix page prioritized what it shows you differently, it would be way more versatile and fun. So here are my suggestions for prioritizing and weighting what the your mix pages sends to you. Sorry if this is so long or my formatting sucks.
Baseline your mix: on day 1 what should your mix show you? On making an account, you should be asked to follow a minimum of 2 categories. The your mix page would pull videos that are popular now from those channels, a handful of new ones from the channels, and if possible it should be able to pull from “popular post between x date and y date”, so that it can pull posts up that are maybe a month old.
After you have some follows: once you have followed some people, your mix should migrate to showing you additional things in order from show often to show rarely
Popular in followed channel
Popular by person you follow
Older post on person you follow
Older post in channels followed
Posts by people who are followed by who you follow
New posts in channels followed
This page will still be pretty broad, but I think it will help people personalize it. The goal is to promote new content, promote old content (I want to see posts from April of people I followed today without scrolling their page) and possibly revive missed gems, and also keep the page interesting and fresh with mainstream stuff of the day/week.
If you made it this far thanks for reading. Let me know if your experience is similar with your mix page and what you would want more of on your mix page