Couldn’t sleep last night and so read this essay by Danah Boyd
This sentence stood out to me:
“The division around MySpace and Facebook is just another way in which technology is mirroring societal values.” – Danah Boyd
There exists in society too much division already – based on things like age, gender, ability, income, race, looks.
We don’t need to be building things technologically that serve as platforms to strengthen divisions – or create new ones.
I’ve said it before – openness is more than an API.