Society is not just the product of its individual members; it is also the product of its constituent groups.
I certainly never intended for myself an academic career and, were the academy to suffer, I'd just go do something else. I don't have a commitment to it or to really, frankly, almost any institution that assumes that it has to be stable forever.
Tools get socially interesting after they're no longer technologically interesting.
What you need for a participatory system to work: "a plausible promise, an effective tool, and an acceptable bargain."
Algorithms don't do a good job of detecting their own flaws. Clay Shirk