Designing less toxic social media

July 12, 2020 — March 28, 2024

game theory
Figure 1

What if we could do less harm minimisation of social network behaviour because they were less toxic, had less addictiveness and were less fruitful for weaponized corrosivity?

What might such networks look like? Since this is an evolutionary process, I suspect we need to consider an ongoing design process, rather than hoping to nail the perfect solution in one go. Mayne thing about everything here as a plausible “next move” rather than “end game”.

1 Indyweb

The artisanal social media movement is a good start. See Indyweb for more.

2 Fediverse

See Fediverse for more.

3 Incoming

Figure 2: Via Oglaf

4 References

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