In his DLD All Stars presentation, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales analyzes the current technology landscape and explains what separates “good tech” from “bad tech” – regarding its influence on society. He takes a critical look at social media as well and explains what makes the attention economy dangerous. “Let’s recognize that addictive technologies are like junk food for the mind”, Wales argues.
In response, he started WT.Social, a social network that aims to be different. “It’s not about keeping people outraged keeping people clicking, keeping people scrolling”, Wales explains. Instead, WT.Social aims for true engagement, in a more civil manner.