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
Articles written by members of the iDPI team.
New_Public: A Social Network Taxonomy
Ethan writes about his 2×2 model of social media.
Prospect (UK): How to stop the internet becoming a junk heap
Ethan on enshitification.
Keyword: Accidental Infrastructure
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. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, people and organizations needed a new virtual space to host all kinds of… Continue reading Keyword: Accidental Infrastructure
Prospect (UK): Tech has an innate problem with bullshitters. But we don’t need to let them win
Ethan on bullshit.
Prospect (UK): What we would lose in a world without Twitter
Ethan writes about the dawn of Twitter’s Elon Musk era.
Prospect (UK): Is social media like a newspaper or a telephone? The answer has big implications
Ethan writes about how we should categorize platforms in order to regulate them.
Should You Leave Twitter for Mastodon?
What follows is the text of a tweet thread Ethan Zuckerman issued last week. Below it are some additional tweets embedded focusing on the case for leaving Twitter Long thread – buckle up. TL:DR; yes, you should join Mastodon. But you should stay on Twitter as well. What we need are more and different online… Continue reading Should You Leave Twitter for Mastodon?
We Love Music, So Why Is Joe Rogan Getting Rich?
We’re Doing What We Love So Joe Rogan Can Get Paid Seven Figures Say the N-Word, Denigrate Trans People, and Undermine Vaccines
Prospect (UK): “How Wikipedia Gets to Define What’s True Online”
Ethan Zuckerman talks about what Wikipedia gets right, and references recent Reimagining the Internet guest Heather Ford.