What can be done?
We can’t talk about internet health without talking about wealth inequality. Rather than make the rich richer, we should look to other models of online organization. There’s a lot to be said for the co-op model: no one has ever required that technology be owned or operated by one “visionary” individual. If we truly value lofty concepts like decentralization, shouldn’t all our technology also be co-owned by the workers that make it and the users who adopt it?
A government agency in Colombia made its own version of open street-design platform Streetmix to create a civic-engagement tool inviting people to redesign multiple streets of the capital city, Bogota.