By Geert Lovink and Miriam RaschThe in contrast to Us Reader deals a severe exam of social media, bringing jointly theoretical essays, own discussions, and inventive manifestos. How will we comprehend the social media we use daily, or consciously select to not use? we all know rather well that monopolies regulate social media, yet what are the choices? whereas fb maintains to extend its person inhabitants and combines unfastened privateness regulations with regulate over info, many researchers, programmers, and activists flip in the direction of designing a decentralized destiny. via knowing the massive networks from inside, be it via philosophy or artwork, new views emerge. Unlike Us is a learn community of artists, designers, students, activists, and programmers, with the purpose to mix a critique of the dominant social media structures with paintings on ‘alternatives in social media’, via workshops, meetings, on-line dialogues, and guides. everyone seems to be invited to join the general public dialogue on how we wish to form the community architectures and the way forward for social networks we're utilizing so intensely.