Until recently, I’ve been an advocate of nearly all forms of social media and self-publication. I liked the freedom from gatekeepers, the chance to step out on stage unrehearsed, the touches of humor from people whom I never thought might be funny. As this decade has unspooled the internet, launched with the best of intentions, has become a dumpster fire. Worse, the internet is the leading symptom of the unraveling of tech generally. In 2010, tech was supposed to solve a lot of problems for everyone. Yet somehow tech mostly made a lot of money for people who are already rich. And the internet, which was going to unite us, has divided us instead.
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