Ideas improve when they build slowly. This constant quest for virality might make good ideas burn 10x as bright, but also 10x as short. Everything just scrolls by, because everything is just mixed together.
Everything from everyone all the time is too much. It’s unnatural and it’s unhealthy. We weren’t built to listen to hundreds if not thousands of people every day.
Tools that let individuals publish, but do not seek to amplify them or force them viral, give us that natural, human scale.
Newsletters. Podcasts. Small-scale forums. Yes, yes, yes.
David makes a very valid point on his Hey World blog. I am not sure if they are calling it the Hey World blog.
We dont need more platforms for sure. I am already behind on my Instagram feed, my twitter feed, my RSS feed and my podcasts. I also dont like that all these platforms come with their own algorithm on how they display content to me. I like my podcast app and my rss feeds a lot more than Twitter and Instagram.
But there is a need to make micro content posting available to a wider audience. More places like micro.blog who make it easier for people to post content. Can some of us work on that please?