Small networks, large web.
… mainstream levels of ease of use …
— Jason Becker, on his blog
When I read the words “mainstream levels of ease of use” all I can think about is The Good Place:
There’s something so human about taking something great, and ruining it a little so you can have more of it.
To me, the idea of the big social web and the silos and convenience and everybody on the web altogether… it all just feels like that quote.
Perhaps I’m too cynical but I don’t want to see people throw their lives away for this anymore. The web, open and decentralised, can handle virality and all of that; let the networks be smaller, more secure, and given closer attention by actual humans with an emphasis on effort and care as can be seen in smaller physical communities.