The Swarm and the Formation

Originally published at: The Swarm and the Formation - Summer of Protocols

On the internet, we are part of swarms: networks of people, bots, and content, coordinated through algorithmic feedback loops. Swarms are harbingers of misinformation, heralds of mutual aid, and representatives of the public will. Swarms are networked tempests of humans and information. Most importantly, they can act collectively without explicit coordination protocols; they are minimally…

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