It's even worse than it appears..
Saturday September 17, 2022; 9:56 AM EDT
  • The frontier in new models for social networks are systems that work wonderfully with small numbers of users. The size of a PTA or bowling team. And to limit forms of expression so that it can't devolve. #
  • For the last 50 years we've been building social networks that grow without limit, and give the users power to say anything. We keep repeating this, and being shocked when they devolve to the most crude form of human behavior. #
  • Instead let's pioneer of new forms of social behavior. #
  • Hopefully something better than devolution, more useful at solving the problems we have. #

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