@tindall I guess my question is really around your identification of the time period, roughly a decade ago: you call out that time, from which I infer a distinction. Like, that’s a time period that’s somehow different from some other time period. And so I ask, is that what you’re suggesting? And if so, what’s the other time period, where it was different?
@pirateguillermo I think it's part of the reason that spaces like imageboards and ephemeral E2EE chatrooms have become more and more radicalized spaces. There are other reasons, but the currency of communication there is abuse and trauma, and that's no longer seen as acceptable in a more mainstream and, frankly, more corporate Web.
@tindall You may be onto something with your point about ephemeral communication. I observe with hope the reframing of “cancel culture” as “consequence culture”. I’m not quite sure how to say what I mean, but I suspect that there’s a lot going into toxic / shocking comments beyond the idea of speech as performance without consequence. So I wonder if some of what you’re seeing isn’t simply the toxic discourse happening in places you aren’t looking at (anymore/yet)?