March 28th, 2019
(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: email@example.com
If there is anything that would cause danah boyd to “Just say no” it is probably collapsing contexts. And that is something that Google+ got right:
Google plus had circles
… so unlike with twitter I didn’t have to spam everyone to reach those two followers who’d actually care about that topic.
Example: I could add Norwegians I knew to my “Norwegians” circle so I could share links to Norwegian pages only to people I knew could read Norwegian.
Facebook has this as groups, and at this point I’ve several friends who are on Facebook only for the groups. Groups are sticky:
Peoples relationships and interests tend to be grouped by their circles. Whatsapp and Facebook groups seem to understand this which is why they are soo sticky.