November 5, 2019•84 words
The advent of social media and networks has transformed a part of civic institutions and associative life, the fabric of society, into means of production, to be owned, mined and controlled, in a centralized fashion.
The social fabric has been digitalized into a web, trapping its users.
The amount of social interactions happening now through the medium of privately owned tools, whose incentives do not align with their users, is disquieting.
I therefore join Scott Galloway, Ben Thompson (and many others) in their fears.