Are you there Twitter? It’s me, Nina.

The truth is: I can scroll to the point of blurring through any media and still see myself. Not everyone can say that.

On average I like a total of 149 things a day. For every 100 items I interact with I might post about 2.

In looking at how much I use social media, I wondered, who am I following as a cumulative picture?

Image average of every profile avatar on profile.
Average image of all the organizations I follow on Twitter.
Average avatars
Average avatars of photo based avatars vs rendered avatars (drawn, etc)
Average avatars of obscured photos and black and white avatars.
She/her, they/them, he/him identifying avatars
Results of the facial detection of she/her, they/them, he/him identifying avatars
An example of a very bad error…when algorithms think that Google is more of a face than 3 people. Oops?
Results of the facial detection with the additions of all the faces that the algorithm missed of she/her, they/them, he/him identifying avatars

It’s my face. My network looks a lot like me. And I would wager a bet that for a lot of you reading this, even if you don’t think it will, yours might too.

Overall race breakdown of faces analyzed.

Most of my Twitter feed is white. By a lot.

Because these biases predate Twitter. They predate the first photo, because photos themselves are rooted in them.

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