How to Improve the Facebook Newsfeed
Towards a more humane social-capital slot machine
2020 Note: I originally wrote this in 2018. Nowadays, I think that the biggest problem with social media is the emphasis on individuality and the corresponding lack of tools for communal accounts and expression. For instance, one can imagine multiparty posts that attribute authorship, or multi-party comments, or posts where the discussion is only open for a certain time each day.
Refresh the Facebook newsfeed too many times in a row and you’ll come into…