…ain article’s threads, and Responses to Responses do the same, and infinitum. If you respond to me, a reader of Derek’s original post will never see it, nor will they see any of this discussion or the back-and-forth we may have following this post, unless they (somewhat painstakingly) follow every response to the piece, and all of the responses to those, and all of the responses to those, ad inceptium.
Yuppers — antithesis to communion, a.k.a. “being with”
Curious if you’ll get a response to this particular point, Faruk Ateş, from elizabeth tobey. I’ve posted repeatedly about it with no acknowledgement to date, but perhaps my attempt to explain the limitations has fallen short! Seems to me you’ve nailed it.
You’ve also explained the benefits of truly communal engagement better than I have. Go man go! The key difference, it seems to me, is that Medium is biased towards information as the organizer of “tribes” (taking into account the concern of tribalism mentioned by Cherie Renae) rather than relationships generating culture.
If Medium is only another extension of infocentrism, it can’t help society evolve through this awfully intense era and the transitions it demands.