Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Illustration for article titled Just how the hell does this work?

There is a certain irony in noticing this on a comment I made about the new group chat. On Ivriniel's post I ended up being the highlighted discussion. I have no idea why.

Advertisement

Here's the expanded "All Replies" view for comparison.

Illustration for article titled Just how the hell does this work?
Advertisement

I was the first to reply but looking at other posts that is clearly not a hard and fast rule for being highlighted. Ivriniel hadn't replied to me or anyone else at the time and my recommend wasn't from the author either. Yet Kinja's algorithm somehow decided my comment was worthy of highlighting.

Edited to add: Thinking it over, I think the link in the comment to another Kinja post is probably what pushed my comment to be highlighted. But my conclusion below still stands ;)

Advertisement

So how do Kinja group chats work?

Advertisement

It's magic.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter