Writing on Medium benefits the platform more than the author: https://www.manton.org/2016/01/15/silos-as-shortcuts.html
I believe that Medium is a bad actor on the web. They offer a bad reading experience: https://twitter.com/BretFisher/status/1206766086961745920
Sometimes, I get feature requests for https://scribe.rip that at first glance seem like good ideas. But then I close them because they don't fit the project's goals. I think it might be useful to outline my goals for Scribe here.
A dichotomy of user-hostile software:
- Mainstream software: user-hostile because it has a dozen popups trying to upsell you / accept cookies / grant permission to sell your data
- OSS software: user-hostile because it expects you to know how to use GPG to sign a certificate on the command line, and fuck you if you don't know what any of those words mean
“But Facebook's problems are too numerous to list, and so he is pitching products that don't exist for a reality that does not exist in a desperate attempt to change the narrative as it exists in reality, where we all actually live.” https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjb485/zuckerberg-facebook-new-name-meta-metaverse-presentation
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website made by someone who describes themself as "a dipshit who doesn't know how to use computers" and hosted on a raspberry pi or some random VPS: loads instantly, well designed, easy to navigate
website made by fortune 500 company, with teams of designers, programmers, and servers in 8 countries: takes a full minute to load, layout shifting around the whole time, breaks if you have 1 browser add-on, the page you want can only be accessed via a third party search engine, gets worse every year
@amolith I think your nitter instance is partially broken? For example: https://nitter.nixnet.services/Twitter returns user not found. You can search, however: https://nitter.nixnet.services/search?f=users&q=twitter
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