Inspired by @simonwoods reflection on internet comments:
The question before our digitally-saturated culture is:
How can we intentionally design an internet-based medium that can promote a thoughtful text-based conversation?
That’s a tough nut to crack, and I’m not sure anyone has totally figured it out yet, but Micro.blog seems to be aware of things that clearly do not tend to facilitate civility and true conversation: unlimited hashtags, the “like” or “heart” button, etc.
It really seems that keeping our communities smaller helps too…and the lack of follower counts here on Micro.blog really de-incentivizes growing “connections” for all the the wrong reasons.
I love so much about how @manton and @jean are building what could become the most sane and human space on the Internet.