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I don't want websites and the companies that own them to manipulate me into staying longer. I don't want them actively attempting to exploit weaknesses in my brain. I don't want to be controlled.

I just want to have interests. And I just want to live a humble life. And I want to make sure that those around me are happy and healthy.

This "value"-hungry network of companies have to be stopped.

@brandon

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@brandon Those of us old enough to remember the "good old days" of the internet, BBS and news groups remember when life was the way you describe.

@MrDers especially those of us who RAN a BBS – and recommended our users offline readers, so they didn't HAVE to stay longer :awesome: Oh, those were the days… (press Alt-H to continue 🙊) @brandon

@IzzyOnDroid @MrDers there's something similar to that where you really can function offline

It's called Scuttlebutt and I was on there a while ago but stopped because I didn't have much to add to any conversations, but I'd be willing to go back on these days. It was so simple and so noiseless

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