Ah, Francois, thanks as always for the questions. I do think there is a role for forgetting and — as we see in the post-GDPR web — a right to be forgotten to be contended with. And there are the unintended effects of too much connectivity as well: as Dorothea Salo pointed out on Twitter, the Trackbacks of the aughts produced a lot of spam and a lot of harassment.

But web rings! One of the key aspects of those rings was exactly that they were collectives, communities built with intention and (at least sometimes) care.

What I'm hoping is that we might find some way to combine and balance automation and care in the tagging and linking you describe…