“Minimum viable social actions,” suggests Colin Walker, “may give an initial, instant dopamine hit but are ultimately worthless.” Walker’s responding in part to the Rebecca Toh comments on comments I mentioned yesterday, and getting at what I’ve described in the past as the choice between indication and interaction, and as an artifact of the context we too often lose due to the increasing frictionlessness of “sociality” on the internet. It’s why I suddenly realized I didn’t want RSS readers to become more like social media experiences. Also, in my head, I still want highlights instead of bare likes; recommends instead of naked retweets.

Author: Bix

The unsupported use case of a mediocre, autistic midlife in St. Johns, Oregon —now with added global pandemic.