Yes a hundred times over. Been thinking about this in the background a lot, and hadn't found words for it.
make a connection? yes
offer a path? maybe, but now maybe we're recapitulating the problematic consumerist framing.
my connection point is that we're all in this together, it's not their fault, certainly not at the level of, say, having chosen the wrong brand of fabric softener and it'll be fixed by picking a different one.
The blame is on companies, not people who want to stay connected to their loved ones.
The network effect is a hack on human tribal survival systems, which is why people react so strongly to the concept of leaving those virtual spaces.
Evolutionary process never considered what happens when the lions own the cave in which you're taking refuge.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!