Nice to be ahead of the curve for once, although I cannot say I’ve been particularly active on micro.blog/ActivityPub. My silence have, however, been even more deafening on Twitter (and Facebook) the last couple of years.
Posts Tagged: Twitter
Great week for imaginary Pink Floyd album covers. pic.twitter.com/bdxkcBv2uu
— Roman Volobuev (@romanvolobuev) April 27, 2018
“Both Twitter and Facebook’s selfish algorithms, optimized solely for increasing the number of hours I spend on their services, are kind of destroying civil society at the same time. Researchers also discovered that the algorithms served to divide up the world into partisan groups. So even though I was following hundreds of people on social networks, I noticed that the political pieces which I saw were nevertheless directionally aligned with my own political beliefs. But to be honest they were much… shriller. Every day the Twitter told me about something that The Other Side did that was Outrageous and Awful (or, at least, this was reported), and everyone was screeching in sync and self-organizing in a lynch mob, and I would have to click LIKE or RETWEET just to feel like I had done something about it, but I hadn’t actually done anything about it. I had just slacktivated.”