Mall Cops and Messiahs

pirate wires #34 // the end of 2.0, all the substack drama fit to print, creator-centered media, and the pros and cons of demagogue direct. p.s. join my cult

The end of 2.0. The story went something like this: a small handful of brilliant young people founded a small handful of social media platforms that fundamentally transformed society. The founders of these companies were mostly engineers in the old hacker mold, information jockeys who believed passionately in the progressive benefits of technological in…

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