Those are how certain sites like Reddit sort things on the internet.
Of course, which you prefer starts to create a viewpoint on the world.
Someone who sorts by “new” can see many different pieces of content, each allowing them to develop a different and unique view on the world.
Someone who sort by “hot” can see what is popular. They can become in tune with pop culture.
Someone who sorts by “controversial” can see what gets people going. They can learn how to push people’s buttons. They also will likely see the most extreme arguments at the fringes.
These three seemingly innocuous choices can change your worldview significantly. It’s worth choosing wisely, even if it seems like a decision you don’t need to make.