Conflict of Public Interest
Jay Hoffmann explains why the past decade was not great for the web. “If we want a better web, we’re going to have to fight for it,” he warns.
While Jay notes that “communities are splintering,” he sees hope in conversations about “a sector of the web that exists solely to serve the public good” where “the government has a role to play.” 🏛️
Jay references MIT Center for Civic Media‘s director Ethan Zuckerman, whose recent article in the Columbia Journalism Review calls for “a wave of innovation around imagining and building tools whose goal is not to capture our attention as consumers … but to connect and inform us as citizens.”