An important excerpt from Brian’s blog post about the future of social media:

[Ezra Klein to Jaron Lanier on Designing Social Media]:

If you were building, or you were redesigning a social network that would call forth our better selves… what do you think would be the parameters of that? What rules would you set such that it would urge us to be a better version of ourselves, not a worse version?

I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes good social media recently because of Pine. I think that a new generation of social media will revolve around the principles that users have control over what they see, that they own the content they post, and that no one person or company controls all the ways they see the world. I think that, combined, these changes make social media better for us all.