We also understand better than when we started the systemic issues we need to address. It’s not just about creating great tools for writing. We must also create the right reward systems. The current reward system that drives content online looks like this: Attention = Money.
Here’s what happened in 2016, as seen through the lens of America’s regional cultures, which, as I’ve previously demonstrated in this series, have more influence on electoral outcomes than the differences between rural and urban life or between the states, whose borders were often drawn with little thought to actual settlement history and cultural fissures. (If you’re new to this paradigm, you can find a summary here.)