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The web isn't simply getting worse. It's serving capitalist optimization functions. Every trend towards an objectively worse user experience (more paywalls, more scams, more surveillance, more spammy notifications, etc) is the direct result of someone trying to extract more money from you or from someone else. It will inevitably continue.
The upside is that the contrast with alternatives that aren't driven by that optimization function is increasingly stark and obvious.
I just cancelled my #EFF membership and will not be spending to them, can also not recommend anyone to do that.
It looks like they are looking to push forward "Web3" and cryptocurrencies. Both bullshit, speculative technologies that create more real problems than they solve.
If you are an #EFF member, maybe consider sending them an email cancelling your membership demanding them to change course.
"Vizio isn’t some wide-eyed teen, randomly copying code they found from GitHub without understanding the implications. This is a multi-billion dollar company that absolutely should know better..."
can I @ the linux instances, could someone adjacent to them boost this, I'm a software engineer with d cups and i don't know how to build a computer, if only there were a strong, capable individual with extremist views on open source software who could help me out of this predicament..... But alas.... No such thing exists.... Not on this federated social media network.... I'll simply have to go to walmart and purchase a HP Slim Desktop Tower Celeron 4GB/1TB Desktop Tower.....
The problem isn't just that Zuck is really bad at being the unelected pope-emperor of the digital lives of 3,000,000,000 people - it's that the job of "pope-emperor of 3,000,000,000 people" should be abolished.
I believe that people who rely on digital tools should have the final say in how those tools serve them. That's the proposition at the core of the "nothing about us without us" movement for accessible tech, and the ethos of Free Software.
👨💻 software dev
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