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We need to rewild the internet

The internet has become an extractive and fragile monoculture. But we can revitalize it using lessons learned by ecologists.

Stephen Knezovich

“Whatever we do, the internet isn’t returning to old-school then-common interfaces like FTP and Gopher [...] but some of what we need is already here, especially on the web. Look at the resurgence of RSS feeds, email newsletters and blogs, as we discover (yet again) that relying on one app to host global conversations creates a single point of failure and control.”


Read This is curated by Stephen Knezovich. Each issue shares resources and insights to help writers launch, improve & grow their email newsletter. This issue links to an incredibly in-depth article, rich article, and call-to-action by the fine folks at Noema (h/t Alan Jacobs).
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