I called off my wedding — the internet will never forget
The trouble with constant reminders. In 2019, Lauren Goode made a painful decision to cancel her wedding. But the algorithms that drive Facebook, Pinterest, and a million other apps, have made sure that she cannot move on from a day that she would rather forget. In this deeply personal piece, she analyses the problems with allowing technology to capitalise on emotional memory and the concerning reality that, for many, these algorithms do not let traumatic memories rest.