Can we eliminate the dangerous bits of social media and preserve the nice? Is it attainable to create a extra optimistic social media expertise than the one we get from the platforms that dominate the panorama right now? On this episode, Elaine Moore asks what the social media platforms of the long run ought to appear like, and whether or not platforms designed for smaller teams of customers with shared pursuits are the way in which ahead.
We hear from author and tech historian Benj Edwards in regards to the BBS period of the early Nineties; College of Massachusetts professor Ethan Zuckerman; Sarah Gilbert, researcher at Cornell College and Reddit moderator; and Jonathan Abrams, accomplice at 8-Bit Capital and the creator of Friendster.
Introduced by Elaine Moore. Produced by Edwin Lane and Josh Gabert-Doyon, Govt producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner and Samantha Giovinco. Authentic music by Metaphor Music. The FT’s head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. Particular because of Hannah Murphy.
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