Stanford: Tool Without A Handle: Mutual Transparency In Social Media

Stanford: Tool Without A Handle: Mutual Transparency In Social Media. “As with other posts, I write from the perspective of information technology as ‘tools.’ It’s been an implicit theme of this blog since the beginning that Internet tools work best when seen as such; when designed to further personal agency, accountability and intention. Even if it is not descriptively complete, it is normatively useful to consider Internet technologies as “tools you use,” not “a place you go.” Social media platforms should, in this light, be oriented towards enabling sharing by users that is directed and mutual, and less towards enabling promotion of content presumed popular.”

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