Web Knowledge Goes to Ratshit

Really just a holding post, but a recurring theme of mine that the memetics of sharing information freely via the web necessarily tends to lowest common denominators, degenerates to simplest polarised positions, despite the efforts of those who pursue more nuanced truths.

So-called “inventor” of the web – Tim Berners-Lee – on how The Web is Failing.
The semantics of interlinked content is indeed degenerate.

Founding president of Facebook – Sean Parker – on the Monster that is Social Media.
(Also reported by the BBC.)

More to unpick, but in the meantime, read.

And Jaron Lanier too.

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