The case for creating “public parks” on the Internet

Source: Boing Boing

Article note: Yes,but also the publicly funded but central method is attractive from the current state, but probably not actually a good plan. Doing it the "publicly funded but central" way will make the "small government low taxes" folks angry, cause moderation problems that make Facebook and NextDoor look easy, and... hoo boy are the people who have recently discovered that the platforms they used to organize and advance their interests in the past can _also_ be used for _causes they find reprehensible_ going to be mad as this undermines their efforts to pull up ladders.

Eli Pariser is the author of The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think as well as one of the original founders of Upworthy (and, full disclosure, my former boss there). Since leaving Upworthy, he's focused his efforts on a new project called Civic Signals, which explores new ways to leverage the democratic power of the Internet for good and for positive change. — Read the rest

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