There are many different layers to the web that people inhabit. The small, closed communities that exist within chat groups and apps like Slack are free from the industrialized public spaces that giants like Facebook and Twitter inhabit. On the cozy web, people can have better conversations with like-minded people.
From Venkatesh Rao and Maggie Appleton.
- Metaphors about the web such as the Garden and the Stream and Hyperfine village are useful for describing a growing need to balance our digital life
- One shouldn’t be constrained to a single public persona either, the cozy web also enables us to contain multitudes on the internet
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Bluesky Will Never Be the Cozy Web
Bluesky is having a moment where all the users are new, the content is shitpost-y, and it all feels very lively. They’re also getting their first taste of unsavory people joining, ruining the collective bubble.