Reply to Manton on Open Gardens

Open gardens (Manton.org)

We need a new approach. Not controlled only by algorithms, but also not a walled garden that limits distribution of content. We need a system that prioritizes curation while preserving the freedom to publish outside of silos, with APIs based on the IndieWeb that are open by default instead of locked down with developer registration.

An interesting piece by Manton on the idea of open gardens vs walled gardens. I like his approach how open standards could help social silo’s like Twitter to defeat the trolls, hate speech and online intimidation. But I also wonder how this would be a viable businessmodel for companies like Twitter. They are so accustomed to ad-based and data-driven revenue-models, how would this change when you switch to more open gardens?

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