Bookmarked We Have Never Been Social by Kathleen FitzpatrickKathleen Fitzpatrick (Kathleen Fitzpatrick)

If the problem has not been the centralized, corporatized control of the individual voice, the individualโ€™s data, but rather a deeper failure of sociality that precedes that control, then merely reclaiming ownership of our voices and our data isnโ€™t enough. If the goal is creating more authentic, more productive forms of online sociality, we need to rethink our platforms, the ways they function, and our relationships to them from the ground up. Itโ€™s not just a matter of functionality, or privacy controls, or even of business models. Itโ€™s a matter of governance

Kathleen Fitzpatrick outlines her new project to rethink the web from the ground on up.
Liked Feeds and Gardens by Kathleen FitzpatrickKathleen Fitzpatrick (Kathleen Fitzpatrick)

… Finding ways to be open to the web while safe from harassment; finding ways to maintain ownership of oneโ€™s content while being open to discussion; finding ways to develop and extend community without endangering the very thing weโ€™re trying to create. Finding ways to care for oneโ€™s plot, in other words, without winding up in a walled garden. Iโ€™m looking forward to seeing how a decentralized, distributed, interconnected web might find new ways to approach these challenges.

Bookmarked La plus rare et la plus pure (Kathleen Fitzpatrick)

Being closely read, and receiving careful feedback, may in turn be the rarest and purest form of attention.

This is a follow-up by Kathleen Fitzpatrick on the origins of the quote:

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

It is interesting to see the quote in context.

Liked Why Not Blog? (Kathleen Fitzpatrick)

Iโ€™ve never started a book project โ€” and I mean that all the way back to my dissertation โ€” in the way that I have always thought I was supposed to: (a) Having an Idea; (b) Researching that Idea; (c) Outlining the Book exploring that Idea; (d) Writing the Book detailing that Idea.

Mine have gone more like (1) having some vague annoying idea with a small i; (b) writing multiple blog posts thinking about things related to that idea; (iii) giving a talk somewhere fulminating about some other thing entirely; (4) wondering if maybe there are connections among those things; (e) holy carp, if I lay the things Iโ€™ve been noodling about over the last year and a half out in this fashion, it could be argued that I am in the middle of writing a book.