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Don't Move From Twitter and Facebook to Something Similar -- Even If Free/Decentralised/Federated -- When You Can Just Dump All Social Control Media (Altogether)

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Summary: The demise of Twitter and Facebook (the "big two", predating TikTok from China) is truly great news; but if there's a lesson to be learned, it is that this very modality -- or the general paradigm -- is flawed because it favours misinformation and is designed to waste people's time (so-called 'engagement'), forming unhealthy behaviour over time (e.g. addictions through 'gamification' if not mild OCD)

THE latest Daily Links contain lots about the fast demise of Twitter (and Mastodon's growth) -- a subject covered by Ryan as well. The same happens in Facebook, where layoffs are about to be announced, so the subject is very current and relevant. I correctly predicted this earlier this year, focusing more on Twitter than Facebook. The latter had more of a business model.



In the video above I compare Muskville to 'Leenode' and speaking from my own personal experience, I strongly suggest abandoning all those so-called 'social' media [sic] sites. None of them are worth the trouble, even if they're self-hosted (better to just self-host a Gemini capsule). I'm feeling vastly more liberated (the health and the mind improve a lot) since leaving all that behind and it seems like others do the same. Our Gemini capsule is attracting many visits this month. It's far more rewarding a better use of time than any of that "social" nonsense.

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