Building Better Online Communities: An October 30 Virtual Panel
Designers, organizers, and artists discuss how to create safer, more inclusive digital spaces when we need them most — amid a pandemic.
Right now, online communities are more important than ever.
Amid a pandemic, millions more people are relying on digital interfaces in their everyday lives. Everything from school and weddings to protests and art exhibitions are unfolding online, using tools like Zoom and Google Docs.
The tools we’re using to connect while physically apart can be helpful. But they’re not perfect. Many of them were designed for enterprise use by businesses, not communities. And their flaws — from poor security to lackluster moderation features — become even more pronounced as their user bases grow more diverse.
On Friday, October 30 at 11 a.m. ET, Mozilla will host a virtual panel exploring how we can improve these tools to make them safe, more inclusive, and more community-oriented.
Our 40-minute panel will feature: