Algorithmic Effects on the Diversity of Consumption on Spotify

On many online platforms, users can engage with millions of pieces of content, which they discover either organically or through algorithmically-generated recommendations. While the short-term benefits of recommender systems are well-known, their long-term impacts are less well understood. In this work, we study the user experience on Spotify, a popular music streaming service, through the lens of diversity—the coherence of the set of songs a user listens to.

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Author Ashton Anderson
Last Updated April 3, 2024, 18:00 (UTC)
Created April 3, 2024, 17:59 (UTC)