brain dumps on what a new social media world might look like to me - what i like and don't like about current social platforms present today
How can we build tools and digital spaces which encourage high-quality listening, rather than just meaningless self-promotion?
"The logic of the profile is that life should be captured, preserved, and put behind glass. It asks us to be collectors of our lives, to create a museum of our self. Moments are chunked off, put in a grid, quantified, and ranked. Permanent social media are based on such profiles, with each being more or less constraining and grid-like. Rethinking permanence means rethinking this kind of social media profile, and it introduces the possibility of a profile not as a collection preserved behind glass but something more living, fluid, and always changing."
Perhaps it isn’t about “growth” and trying to reach many people but rather: reaching a small number of people in a meaningful and memorable way. Quality over quantity, and loyalty over everything. Make it more about the flavour.
So, what would “sustainable growth” look like? Still having the issue of how to connect with people during a pandemic but not on Instagram. I think the on/off model will have to start soon
"There are only two industries that call their customers ‘users’: illegal drugs and software"