Itâ€™s nearly Black Friday, and weâ€™re gearing up with a podcast about shopping, of course. This week on Whyâ€™d You Push That Button, Vox‘s Kaitlyn Tiffany and I discuss Instagram shopping: why do we buy stuff? Iâ€™ve never bought something from the app, but thatâ€™s mostly because Iâ€™m discovering that I have expensive taste, not because Iâ€™m not tempted.
We chat with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about all of the horrible gadgets heâ€™s bought, as well as Vox reporter Rebecca Jennings about how the Instagram algorithm learns what we love and then targets us with it. Then we talk to Choosy, an Instagram-made company that uses software to figure out the hottest clothing trends to beat other brands to market. Itâ€™s wild, truly. And finally, we…
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