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!

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.


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.

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