WHAT’S THE MEANING?
A programming algorithm is a step by step procedure created to perform an operation. Algorithms only have a finite number of steps of which have a definite beginning and a definite end. The algorithm produces the same output information provided that the same input information is provided.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that more than 57 million people use Tinder? In fact, research shows that a majority of Americans consider dating apps as a good way to meet someone. Perhaps you’ve also considered meeting your one true love through your smartphone, or you may be using a hookup site right now. Yet, you still haven’t found the one. Don’t worry. It’s not you. It’s the algorithm. Hook-up apps like Tinder use an Elo system. The method was originally used to calculate the skill level of chess players. For apps, the more users swiped right or ‘liked’ you, the higher you ‘rank.’ However, a hundred swipes do not automatically make your Tinder game strong. The algorithm also considers the rank of the user that showed an interest in you. The higher the user’s rank, the higher your ‘score.’ So what can you do? According to Helen Fisher - the chief scientific adviser for Tinder’s parent company, Match.com - users should swipe once they’ve made nine matches. She says that nine is the highest number of choices our brains are equipped to handle at a time. It is essential to swipe or make any advances only if you are very interested. This method will not leave your anxious about your ‘desirability’ rating or your ability to get Superlikes. Rather, it highlights your profile to the right people