The Web We Have to Save

Hossein Derakhshan est une star de l’internet iranien. Ou plutôt était. « Père » de la blogosphère iranienne, son statut lui a coûté 6 ans de prison. A sa sortie, le visage d’Internet est profondément changé : les blogs ont laissé la place aux réseaux sociaux, la lecture aux likes, la diversité aux flux algorythmés.
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The Web We Have to Save — Matter — Medium

Today the Stream is digital media’s dominant form of organizing information. It’s in every social network and mobile application. Since I gained my freedom, everywhere I turn I see the Stream. I guess it won’t be too long before we see news websites organize their entire content based on the same principles. The prominence of the Stream today doesn’t just make vast chunks of the Internet biased against quality — it also means a deep betrayal to the diversity that the world wide web had originally envisioned.

Today the Stream is digital media’s dominant form of organizing information. It’s in every social network and mobile application. Since I gained my freedom, everywhere I turn I see the Stream. I guess it won’t be too long before we see news websites organize their entire content based on the same principles. The prominence of the Stream today doesn’t just make vast chunks of the Internet biased against quality — it also means a deep betrayal to the diversity that the world wide web had originally envisioned.

viaThe Web We Have to Save — Matter — Medium.