The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet

“The dark forests grow because they provide psychological and reputational cover. They allow us to be ourselves because we know who else is there.”

There are major shifts happening in the way we use the internet and this post does a great job explaining them.

Yancey Strickler introduces the dark forest theory of the internet which is that the poisons of public spaces — trolls, ad tracking, predatory behavior, etc. — are leading people to retreat to safer, closed spaces such as private messaging, groups, newsletters and podcasts.

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