If all social media platforms disappeared, the world would be a better place.
@hejowhat This seams to be a a rather unpopular opinion here. But I like social media.
I just don't like the state in which social media is right now.
Mastodon is a step in the right direction. Having "smaller" neighborhoods that all federate with each other is a great idea!
The biggest problem I see is that social media has basically become a business. It's all about the growth and no longer about socializing with other people.
Mastodon is a step back. Putting socializing as priority no. 1.
@Ghosty It is rather popular according to the current result of the poll.
Became a business for the users of the platform or the platform provider?
@hejowhat I disagreed. That's why unpopular in regards to the poll :)
I meant become a business for the platform provider (see youtube, facebook,...) :D
@Ghosty Oh, I thought it was an answer to my question, my bad.
I mean, for the provider it has been a business all along. Prio 1 was growth and making money. They just develop their strategy according to the market conditions.
I could agree that users see social media more as a business. More followers mean a bigger 'network'/ higher reach, more potential to advertise things or 'being popular'. Followers = value. They see the numbers, not the people behind it.
@hejowhat This is true as well. Many users see it as one as well :)
Either way it is a bad thing since it no longer serves the purpose for why social media exsists. :D
One of the reasons for why I love Mastodon. There is no greed involved and real people "live" here.
@hejowhat Not Gonna lie that was a really though decision. I chose the 3rd option 🤔 (couldn't decide 😅)
@hejowhat Perhaps, but that doesn't change the fact that I'm responsible for if and how I use a platform.
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