‘The Algorithm’ – A poem by ©Anna Frances, 2021

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Preamble: This is a poem dedicated to algorithms, or rather, my experiences of trying get noticed on social media as someone that’s self-employed and early on in their career.

If someone retweets your tweets
That’s the algorithm
If someone ignores your tweets
That’s the algorithm
If someone trolls your tweets
That’s the algorithm

If a fake account ‘awoken woman’ follows you on Instagram
That’s the algorithm
If a ‘beer belly to gym body in 10 working days’ account follows you on Instagram
That’s the algorithm
If a pyramid scheme follows you on Instagram,
That’s the algorithm

If someone follows you on TikTok, and you’re not even on TikTok
That’s the algorithm
If someone you’ve never worked with on LinkedIn, wants to connect with you on LinkedIn
That’s the algorithm
If somebody with your identical name and profile picture on Facebook, follows you on Facebook
That’s the algorithm

If you think about hot dogs, and you only see adverts about hot dogs
That’s the algorithm
If you dream about hiking through the Welsh mountains, and you only see adverts about hiking through the Welsh mountains
That’s the algorithm
If someone in a carpet advert says ‘Hi! [Your name], and tells you to buy a shag-pile carpet from Morocco
That’s the algorithm

If you watch a feel good video, followed by a video about body-shaming and dental implants
That’s the algorithm
If you watch a video about peace and harmony, and then see a video about war and tyranny
That’s the algorithm
If you think you’re boring on social media, and then see a video telling you you’re boring on social media
That’s the algorithm

If someone has loads of followers
They either have an account started before 2018, or they’ve got a really good algorithm
If you follow someone, and they send you an instant message saying ‘Hi! I lurve ur page!!?#1’
That’s the algorithm
If you follow someone and their post gets 1000+ likes in 10 seconds
They’ve got multiple algorithms

If you post something, and use a hashtag that’s related to protest
The algorithm deletes you as a friend
If you have a Facebook business page, and they send you a notification to remind you to get out of bed in the morning
That’s the algorithm
If you post a promotion on your Facebook business page, and they pretend it’s actually their promotion, not yours,
That’s the algorithm’s way of telling you they like you

Got a complaint?
Talk to the algorithm, coz the face don’t wanna hear it
Offended by what the algorithm has said?
Well you can try and deactivate your account, but it’s quite difficult, because of the algorithm
Did your account get blocked because of nudity?
The algorithm is quite conservative, sometimes

Finding yourself getting irritated because the adverts on your page aren’t matching your thoughts?
Come on algorithm, you can do better!
Being told to check if you’re pregnant, by the algorithm
That’s the algorithm
If TikTok follows you on Instagram, and Facebook likes that you’re re-tweeting a LinkedIn connection
That’s an algorithm

Weighing up the pros and cons between your partner and your algorithm, and realising there’s not much in it
That’s the algorithm
Seeing things you’ve never searched before in sponsored ads on web pages, and wondering why your algorithm’s trying to play ‘hard to get’
That’s the algorithm
Trying to create an image in your head of the person that designed the algorithm, and realising that it’s probably just a combination of your own search history, or maybe AI from Extra Terrestrials, but let’s pretend you didn’t know that
That’s the algorithm

Feeling like it’s all work, and no play with the algorithm
That’s the algorithm
You’re not attracted to money and power, but if you were, you probably wouldn’t be attracted to the algorithm
That’s the algorithm
It’s all give and no take with this algorithm
That’s the algorithm

Being won over by targeted adverts for your birthday, and thinking that no-one gets you, like your algorithm
That’s the algorithm
Noticing that it even remembers Valentine’s Day, and wishing you could date someone that’s as in tune with you as the algorithm
That’s the algorithm
Forming a romantic attachment with your algorithm, and planning on having an affair with your algorithm. Will you marry me, algorithm?
y=0, 0≤x≤3 x=0, 0≤y≤3 y=x, 3≤x≤5 y=2.5x-7.5, 5≤x≤7 y=-3x+29, 7≤x≤8 y=-3x+29, 8≤x≤9
y=-3x+29, 9≤x≤10

A poem by ©Anna Frances, 2021

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