Trying to start writing down my thoughts and for the first time going to attempt to keep a blog. Nothing super active but something.

Was hesitant on posting so I’m not self-promoting, but eh! Clicks aren’t tracked or anything and there’s a nice clean RSS feed for anyone.

But anyway, I’ve had a lot of thoughts about social media and I tried to formulate some coherent “essay” on its commodification of a basic aspect of humanity. I hope I made enough sense and I got what I was trying to across!

The part about not owning our voices anymore rings very true, especially in regards to political discourse.

Great work, comrade

Edit: Political discourse from the left, obviously. Fascists get to say whatever they want.

Very good essay comrade. I find myself thinking about what a revolutionary internet should look like pretty often. Probably disincentivize the endless-scroll, crack down on fascistic online movements rather than propagate them, and move away from the short-term boom-and-bust dopamine cycles social media grants. I’m not sure what that would look like necessarily but maybe deconstructing the concept of likes/dislikes/reactions in order to foster more genuine conversation, this would also poke a hole in echo-chambers where the more disliked or downvoted something is it becomes hidden by an algorithm. Facebook semi-recently implemented a “relevant comments only” model that uses their algorithm to hide comments deemed inappropriate or “spam” that can only be removed by the admins of a page… this has led, in my experience, to fascist shit consistently being deemed “relevant” and anything revolutionary or even a lot of mundane stuff being hidden… gotta keep people angry to keep them engaged. It’s so opaquely dystopian. The internet could be so much more.

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