content is king

an epigram which emphasizes the importance of frequent content delivery to feed the hungry algorithm

content is king

The Algorithm at some point in its infancy realized that there's a feedback loop between regular production of content and audience growth for a web site.

The Algorithm thinks this is fantastic. The Algorithm thinks Content is King, because the marketplace of our minds, the aggregate human hive mind, continue to reinforce this signal.

This is not good. It has resulted in the waste of untold billions of hours of human lives being wasted, as the Internet raced to the bottom, dispensing with editors and careening wildly to ever greater generation of mountains of low-information-density content.

Arguably, the Algorithm overvalues fresh, low-information-density content, too highly. This is almost certainly due to a feedback loop between The Algorithm and the algorithms in our heads.