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In the early days of the internet, my hope was to be noticed. But there was another difference–I was speaking within a community of strangers.

The goal is not to be noticed; the goal is to build community.

But it’s hard to build communities ontop of a globally shared commons…The problem is that social media is overcrowded, so the separation into smaller communities is hard to maintain. Worse than that, social media wants to be crowded.

social media has taught me to collect as many weak ties as possible with no mechanism to bring them together into community.

Food for thought for shaping public spaces online and the future of the Indie Web.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at tracy.durnell@gmail.com. She/her.

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