To create a better world we need a better Web. It’s time to design our technologies to elevate humanity.
A Humane Social Media Ecosystem Design Project
Mosaic is bringing together a multidisciplinary community of technologists, as well as creative subject matter experts from across the social sciences, to design a human-centered social media ecosystem. Previous efforts have made progress on one or more facets of the social media problem, but haven’t yet combined forces around a holistic design process to produce a viable alternative to the existing social media paradigm.
These are some use cases that we could start with
We can empower content creators to control their destiny by enabling decentralized publishing sites that cannot be manipulated or taken away without due process. Let’s give creators the ability to customize their relationship with their audience and receive all of the revenue paid by their subscribers.
Communities of Interest
Create online groups that are independent from any centralized platform and are moderated by people that are natural members of the community, not some disconnected multinational organization. Group owners can choose from advertising or a subscription business model and groups can be private or public.
Personal News Feed
Rather that depending on secret algorithms that maximize your time on site for the sake of ad revenue we can enable custom algorithms that empower you to see the posts you want to see when you want to see them. Easily switch between custom views (friends and family, close friends, etc…) based on your preferences at the time.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”