Name: Toxicity
Classification: Theory
Stage: Hypothesis


It’d be interesting if you could monitor toxicity levels online in the same way we do CO2 or other pollution.

We don’t even clean up our real world pollution, it’s hard to imagine we’d do it for our digital kind but it could be a place to start.

And companies could decide to push their algorithms towards positivity metrics instead of engagement metrics.

And if they aren’t, someone should at least keep an eye on it (as much as one can off of public data)

Sorry, in idea mode. Haven’t been around to think about this kinda stuff in a while.

Back to our hellish reality.

— from @PostimusMaximus


When I became the sun

I shone life into the man’s heart

— from System of a Down - “Toxicity”