Anil Dash has been blogging as long as I have, and has written some quality tech along the way, so his perspective is a good one. But it's pretty bleak. " When I warned that Facebook was gaslighting the web, I was called alarmist.," he writes. "people only clamor for accountability now that such an egregious amount of damage has happened. And that harm was exactly what I had been hoping this kind of writing would help prevent. I failed." Still, "it's my belief that social networks are systems that can be intentionally designed, and intelligently managed, to ensure that their primary impact is a positive one for the people who use them, and for the world.