I’ve probably spent entirely too much time here, and I as a result I have opinions:
- “social media” is a misnomer. If its pushers wanted to be honest they’d call it parasocial media.
- Every corporate-owned social media platform is trying to reinvent online services from the 1980s and 1990s like Prodigy, CompuServe, and AOL.
- The World Wide Web sucks because we’ve allowed corporations to turn it into cable TV with a comments section.
- The cloud is just an attempt to shove mainframe computing and timesharing down everybody’s throats again.
- If you aren’t renting your own domain name and your own space to run your own website, you’re nothing but a digital sharecropper.
- Platforms like Medium and Substack are nothing but content farms, and we’d be better off without them.
- Advertising is not a valid business model for the internet. If you can’t support your website with subscriptions, that’s a sign saying you shouldn’t have quit your day job.