The rediscovery of the same types of community and values that excited us at TheDawnOfWiki.
Hopefully a rediscovery that is long-lived?
That word ‘rediscovery’ chimes with the article that was in the MIT Technology Review recently: Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet. It’s a nice article, but is pretty much describing home pages from way back when, like they’re a new thing.
It’s not the hyped-up search for WebThreePointZero or TheNextBigThing. Instead it’s a return to seeking something of the openness and freedom that has been lost with the rise of giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google.
I hope the openness and freedom comes back and remains. I have a bit of a worry that for example Roam Research is going to become something like the Facebook of the personal wiki.