Category Archives: Next Generation Internet

Interactions Between Political and Platform Systems

This post focuses on the interactions between digital platforms and public sector democratic governance systems. It is intended to help set the stage for two subsequent posts that offer suggestions about how to support positive feedback loops and discourage negative … Continue reading

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A Purpose-Built Platform to Strengthen Democracy

In brief, the argument presented in this post is that: The health and future prospects for political democracy are facing serious threats in the U.S. and the world. The history of Facebook, Google, Twitter and other online platforms and services … Continue reading

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Democratic Oversight of Platform Management by “Produsers” 

In an earlier post I posited that: We are experiencing negative two-way feedback loops related to problems in the governance, operation and impact of our public political institutions and that of the digital platforms we increasingly rely on in our … Continue reading

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The Intention Economy: Free Markets Require Free Customers

I’ve just started reading a relatively new book entitled The Intention Economy and written by Doc Searls, a leading Internet thinker and co-author of the 1999 classic, The Cluetrain Manifesto. And though I’ve only read a few chapters so far, I … Continue reading

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