Humans are social creatures. Ever since the early days of dial-up internet, people have embraced new and innovative methods to connect and communicate. From the basic one-dimensional websites of Web 1.0 to the sleek and user friendly social networks of Web 2.0, each new evolution has brought with it new ways for people to express themselves and interact with one another.
While the platforms and tools we use have changed over time, something has remained more or less a constant throughout this entire evolutionary process. I’m talking about the ownership structure and power dynamics between those who control the networks and those who use them.