Social media is a Fog Machine in the Fog of Politics; a New Civic-social Media Needed to Clear the Air
Civic Media could be Trustworthy
The technology exists to create a trustworthy Civic-social media. The need is urgent. It needs to be built quickly, literally from the ground up, based on the legal voting residence of participants.
"Safe Communities": The Quaint Early Days of Facebook
In the quaint early days of Facebook, only thirteen short years ago, membership was available exclusively to college students on 30 selected campuses. Membership had reached 150,000 and the original plan of Mark Zuckerberg and his two Harvard roommates who co-founded the service was to return to Harvard that fall and grow their company cautiously, adding schools slowly because as Zuckerberg explained “we wanted to create safe communities” and according to a New York Times article the following year, “make sure the system could handle the increased use.”Read more