Italo Calvino takes the classification of books to a parodic extreme in the memorable If on a Winter's Night a Traveller. The fictional reader of his novel visits a bookstore and forces his way past a thicket of Books You Haven’t Read, “which were frowning at you.” He then encounters Books That If You Had More Than One Life You Would Certainly Also Read But Unfortunately Your Days Are Numbered. … [Read more...] about Books not to read before you die
And that’s where the opportunity comes in: New platforms with missions and models that don’t require endless controversy and conflict may have an opening. There’s a window where venture capitalists may be more likely to invest. There’s a window to focus on individual, niche areas of social engagement without having to worry as much that Facebook or Snap is just going to hire 10 engineers to do the exact same thing. There’s now time to develop a product, attract customers, grow and evolve. Whatever happens next, the uncertainty around Section 230 creates a climate for innovation in social networking that hasn’t existed in years. … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Twitter: Is there a silver lining in the Section 230 fight?