Biography: Hello! My name is Miranda. I am super interested in social media algorithms & ethics.
Why Information Sciences: I am interested in majoring in Information Sciences because I am passionate about applying the human perspective to technology and data. I think that the Information Sciences major is tailored to what I am interested in: a human based approach to information systems and services. Recently, I have been really interested in algorithms and how social medias (specifically TikTok and Youtube) gather user information and categorize this information to curate aunique list of recommendations per user. For example, I have several different accounts onTikTok that I like to experiment with to see which videos lead me to different "sides" of theapp. I think it is amazing how the TikTok algorithm categorizes people and will choose andsilence different videos based on these categories.
Involvement & Experiences: File Management for Jewel Osco (Linux System), CompTIA Security + Certification, ATLAS Internship Website Management, Part Time Job, Volunteering