Our social platforms and social media systems aren’t designed with this in mind. They often leave us unsupported, occupied with busywork, sensorily isolated, and socially exposed. Newsfeeds and comment threads have nothing like eye contact — they don’t let us address one another as people, and they create spaces for discussion but not for exploring together. We need to reinvent social networking with an emphasis on spaces, durations, and the varieties of support.
Four Ideas for Better Human Systems
Joe Edelman
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