Politically Opinionated Platforms

Two years ago (March 2017), I wrote a newsletter issue titled [Politically Opinionated Products](http://The difficult case is products where you are a prosumer, one among a bunch of amateurs in the multi-player community of users around a "democratized" capability that previously used to be the preserve of expert single-player producers and consumers. The trick to democratizing a capability well is to not just build opinionated technology, but politically opinionated technology. When you do this well, people come for the tool, but stay for the network, as Chris Dixon put it (I am borrowing the single/multi player terminology from the linked post). When you do it poorly, you get a toxic shitshow.), in which I argued that prosumer products featuring significant social experiences should be politically opinionated

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