Social Media Distancing Exit Strategy: Toward a Healthy Relationship with Our Algorithms

Thanks for getting this far!

I did have several draft versions to round up this article series, but, honestly, all of them felt somewhat superficial… provisional… as the COVID-19 pandemic is going over its half-year mark, as I write this, I actually feel it’s characteristic that I wasn’t able to find an adequate ending… yet…

It’s an open-ended story… an evolving story…

This ending makes me feel similar to the feeling I get from the messages that are piling up on my phone, but, I guess that feeling is an important aspect of “Social Media Distancing” itself…

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

This series consists of 7 articles. Each providing a complementary perspective (no need to read all, or in order)

Social Media Distancing: An Opportunity to Debug our Relationship with our Algorithms

Social Media Distancing Context: Algorithms Found our Weaknesses

Social Media Distancing 1: Industry Self-Regulation

Social Media Distancing 2: Public-Sector Regulation

Social Media Distancing 3: Technological Innovation

Social Media Distancing 4: Human Innovation

Social Media Distancing Exit Strategy: Toward a Healthy Relationship with Our Algorithms

An accompanying series of video presentations can be found here (part of the online course “Digital Technology & Social Change”, at the University of California).

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Prof. at the University of California, Davis, where he chairs the PhD emphasis on Computational Social Science. Before, at UN Secretariat in digital development

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Martin Hilbert

Martin Hilbert

Prof. at the University of California, Davis, where he chairs the PhD emphasis on Computational Social Science. Before, at UN Secretariat in digital development

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