In 2021, we published An Illustrated Field Guide to Social Media with the Knight First Amendment Institute. It was the culmination of a months-long exploration of alternative social media “logics” meant to encourage fresh thinking about the possibilities for social media. In the two years since, we’ve been heartened to see the book used in… Continue reading Our Revised and Expanded Field Guide to Social Media is Coming Soon to MIT Press
Freq is an experimental platform for social music discovery from the Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure at UMass Amherst.
“The Three-Legged Stool” is the Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure’s banner white paper: the culmination of our work here at the lab so far and our roadmap for our efforts in the coming years. It was written primarily by Chand Rajendra-Nicolucci and Michael Sugarman under the editorial direction of Ethan Zuckerman. Access “The Three-Legged Stool”… Continue reading The Three-Legged Stool: A Manifesto for a Smaller, Denser Internet
Since 2017, we’ve been running Gobo.social as an experiment with you, the social media user, to explore how you could control what you see on platforms. Instead of Facebook’s algorithm or Twitter’s trending topics, you get to choose how the information from all of the people you follow is filtered. We have some new ideas… Continue reading Gobo.social