Do I agree the algorithm for displaying content needs a change? I’d say yes, however I’d say that’s a lower priority because it’s not an exciting update and algorithm updates need data. The data byte gets is very limited and doesn’t apply to the new waves of users who stick around for 3 days.
I think when you look at the other waves of byte users they complained about the algorithm for not showing them alt content exclusively.
- Alt content didn’t exist here before they showed up, there was nothing to show them
- Alt users wanted to exclusively see alt content, and even went so far as to try and take over the app through a harassment campaign. It’s extremely exclusive and toxic as a whole.
- Alt tiktok is a culture that was made in tiktok. For them to have stayed this app needed to be copy/paste tiktok but just for their special group.
A more exciting change might be something with camera quality and features, or another form of partner program showcasing ways this app can be used. A new partner program is a carrot on a stick for people and motivates activity and growth