#platformcoop "Platforms aren’t just software applications and the companies that administer them. What gives a platform value, in most cases, is the community of users that employ the platform, along with the networks, data, and ideas they create. In other words, what makes platforms so valuable is what we put into them. Second, platforms don’t need to be treated as commodities." http:/
"A new form of information manipulation is unfolding in front of our eyes. It is political. It is global. And it is populist in nature. The news media is being played like a fiddle, while decentralized networks of people are leveraging the ever-evolving networked tools around them to hack the attention economy." https:/
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I believe academia may have a role here — although not to design and build software itself. I don’t think the incentives are right in an institutional software to build and maintain large-scale platforms, and there’s a danger of a kind of vanguardism here, too. But potentially, they could provide an environment where new models could be nurtured.