Ethan revisits enshitification.
Ethan and Chand cover the history of “trust and safety” and talk about what it will take to build a safe Internet, from the standpoints of both technology and content moderation. Published by Social Media and Society, September 2023.
Ethan on the AI ouroboros.
Ethan and Chand mark a case for middleware like Block Party in Tech Policy Press.
Ethan on refusing AI.
Ethan talks about the interest-based, community moderated model.
Freq is an experimental platform for social music discovery from the Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure at UMass Amherst.
By Ethan Zuckerman “Accents are just mouth fonts.” That brilliant observation is just one of the gems I found today on r/BrandNewSentence, an online community dedicated to collecting “sentences never before written, found in the wild”. Fans of these strange sentences also enjoy r/NatureIsMetal, which features images of animals being savage or brutal, and r/InstantKarma,… Continue reading We Mapped Reddit: Introducing RedditMap.social
Ethan on the dangers of relying on ChatGPT for factual info.
This is an entry in our Keyword series, where we try to define the terms you’ll often hear when people talk about building a better Internet and put those keywords in their current context. The term decentralization gets thrown around a lot today, often referring to a paradigm shift in Internet technologies that’s just around… Continue reading Keyword: Decentralization