We need a new approach. Not controlled only by algorithms, but also not a walled garden that limits distribution of content. We need a system that prioritizes curation while preserving the freedom to publish outside of silos, with APIs based on the IndieWeb that are open by default instead of locked down with developer registration.
Manton Reece builds on the metaphor of the web as a garden. Discussing the development of Micro.Blog, Manton Reece discusses the idea of open garden as an answer to the walled garden.