“For years, the benefits of anonymity on the Net outweighed its drawbacks. Now the problem is nobody can tell if you’re a troll. Or a hacker. Or a bot. Or a Macedonian teenager publishing a story that the Pope has endorsed Trump.”
Here’s an interesting thing to think about: If we could rebuild the Internet, what would we do differently?
Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson addresses that question in this post about how to fix the Internet.
He suggests several major changes including to create a system where original content creators earn royalties from anyone who uses their content (including aggregators and search engines), improved security measures, and decreased anonymity.