Pour prendre l'exemple de Twitter, rien n'indique explicitement qu'il est mieux d'y faire preuve de raillerie ou de sarcasme. Rien n'indique non plus qu'il faut s'y indigner aussi souvent que possible. C'est pourtant à ces modalités expressives à la fois suggérées et façonnées collectivement que nous "adhérons" au sens presque physique du terme, et ce sont elles qui façonnent notre intérêt pour la plateforme
The original internet was set up decentralized, with the goal to be resilient to failing parts and to attacks. A lot of this property has been undone by re-centralisation: if AWS has an outage, half the internet goes down. When Twitter is run into the ground by some Billionaire Chaos Monkey, the whole world sees it's journalist and government communication break down. A (lifted) ban on Twitter has actual effect on democracy and society
Twitter. Unquestionably designed to maximize usage, with all of the cognitive tricks some of the most clever scientists have ever engineered. I could write a whole book about Twitter. The tl;dr is that I used Twitter for all of the above (News, Work, Stock) as well as my primary means of interacting with other people/”friends.” I didn’t often consciously think about how much it messed me up to go from interacting with a large number of people every day (working at Microsoft) to engaging with almost no one in person except [my ex] and the kids. Over seven years, there were days at Telerik, Google, and Microsoft where I didn’t utter a word for nine workday hours at a time. That’s plainly not healthy, and Twitter was one crutch I tried to use to mitigate that.
D’abord, je crois profondément que l’on ne convainc plus grand monde sur un réseau social comme Twitter. Ce dernier n’est simplement pas designé pour cela. Les limites de caractère, la nature des fonctions retweet et j’aime, l’algorithme, etc. Tout est fait pour viraliser le clash plutôt que valoriser l’échange constructif et apaisé. Ce n’est pas prêt de s’arranger, et ça peut empirer.
I've been aware of how bad it was getting. This has been made slightly worse by the fact that a large part of my job involves stalking Twitter, but in general it was starting to be a problem. At some level, I am relieved that Elon Musk is destroying Twitter. At another, I am horrified that one of the main ways that I communicate on the Internet is being destroyed
And I think it’s crucial for Twitter to get rid of the algorithmic feed for everyone—not just to maintain a chronological feed as an option for those who want it. It doesn’t do much good for any single user to switch to a chronological feed, because all the tweets they read will still be warped by the incentives of the algorithmic feed. To get the full benefits of the chronological feed, everyone needs to make the switch at once, so people once again write for their direct human followers, not Twitter’s algorithm.