Anil Dash on the people’s web:

If we’re going to build a new web, and a new internet, that respects our privacy and security, that doesn’t amplify abuse and harassment and misinformation, we’re going to need to imagine models of experiences and communities that could provide a better alternative. There’s not going to be a “Facebook killer”. But there could simply be lots of other sites, that focus on a different, more constructive and generative, set of goals.

The great irony of the last decade is that a handful of companies have used a decentralised system to build massive centralised monopolies. You don’t undermine them with a new monopoly, but with a network of smaller, cool and useful stuff.