One of the most interesting solutions presented for reducing the downsides of high frequency trading was discretizing time for trades— everyone works on a 1 second interval.

This has wormed itself into my brain. I’m not sure what the idea actually is, but I keep wondering if the internet would be better if we made communication tools run discretized time.

What would happen if comments, posts, tweets, chats, likes, reposts, and all manner of other internet communication always only clicked forward on a 60 second interval?