Hello forum! I’m a communications design student from Germany and in my upcoming semester I’m trying to tackle the question of how social networks should work (and look like) to be good for the user and society. I’m not going to build one of course, I only have a few months of time, but in summer I want to at least be able to present a rough concept of an alternative social network. The project is meant as „design fiction“, it won’t necessarily be marketable, or able to compete with existing social networks, I just want to give an insight into what could be or could have been an alternative way of connecting ourselves digitally.
I’m doing a lot of research right now, this is how I stumbled upon this forum, and I’m very interested to hear your thoughts on this, or if you have any links or book recommendations, or know of any research. I’d love to hear it.
(I hope I explained my project well, I’m never sure if I’m translating everything correctly. Feel free to ask, if you have any questions!)