20+ min read · Mar 9th · Our democratic habits have been killed off by an internet kleptocracy that profits from disinformation, polarization, and rage. Here’s how to fix that.
Perhaps the most apt historical model for algorithmic regulation is not trust-busting, but environmental protection. To improve the ecology around a river, it isn’t enough to simply regulate companies’ pollution. Nor will it help to just break up the polluting companies.
Our democratic habits have been killed off by an internet kleptocracy that profits from disinformation, polarization, and rage.
Matias observed that when users on Reddit worked together to promote news from reliable sources, the Reddit algorithm itself began to prioritize higher-quality content. That observation could point us in a better direction for internet governance.
3 min read · 2020-05-27 · Yesterday the Wall Street Journal published a story claiming that Facebook “shut down efforts to make the site less divisive” and “largely shelved” internal research on whether social media increases…
7 min read · Aug 22nd · According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. So how do we beat our digital dependency, asks Jamie…
20+ min read · Apr 28th · 1 Introduction Every technology fits, in its own unique way, into a far-flung network of different sites of social practice. Some technologies are employed in a specific site, and in those cases we…
4 min read · Jun 9th · We believe technology should help us live well. It can and should be designed to help us be intentional, to do the things that truly matter. Yesterday, iOS 15 was introduced to the world. It's an…
Apple could do a lot more to help us be more intentional.