Expanded perhaps excessively on my earlier toot. "Hate is profitable. Conflict is profitable. Schadenfreude and shame are profitable. While we smugly point fingers, tsk-tsk, and think we’re being clever as we strategically dole out likes and shares, we forget that we are all just hamsters running on wheels deep inside giant, hyper-engineered, artificially intelligent, fully gamified, corporate-controlled virtual worlds that we absurdly think belong to us." https://www.techspotting.com/2019/03/15/hate-is-profitable/ #socialmedia
@editor That seems well said. I've never used fb or twitter. Do you think that applies to masto/pleroma and friends too?
I don't see it, but i can easily 'turn off' anyone i find to be mean or hateful by muting or blocking them. I only ever see ppl i think are nice - and they only boost the same.
@editor I only look at my home timeline. I never follow more than 75 ppl, because that's all the time I hve to read. It's not only their posts, but those they boost as well.
If anyone gets up my nose, I simply mute and/or block them. I think it's a good system.
I block one entire instance; I don't care that it exists, i just don't want to be bothered by it - and i can do that. As you say, no ads or tracking, it's beautiful.
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