I was speaking with a family member today about job posting site and one of the sites uses Google and/or Social Sign on. I discouraged the use of it and instead encouraged traditional login method i.e. username/email, I am shocked and depressed to let you guys know that they didn't care, I told them that Google login supported by the site explicitly requested full account access which is a big no from me. To which their reply was I use it all the time and it's safe, everyone uses it. (1/2)


After hearing that I died for a moment, I felt very anxious, and disappointed by the current state of our world. We are very connected and are being exploited as we speak even know it or not.
People give up their minds and become slaves by feeding off of constant exploitative marketing and business practices.

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I was one of the few people who (at the age of 14/15) had access to Facebook and have the first hand experience of being hooked by the algo and exploited.)

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Today was one of the best and worst day in my life.
Best because it opened my eyes to the real world state of users(consooomers) and powerlessness of being on the opposing side.
India has one of the biggest userbase for Google, Tiktok, Facebook, Pubg, etc.

I have no more words to describe my apathy.

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@null0x0 This is why I've reached the point where what I care about is supporting the people who want to help themselves. If that's just our tiny little corner of the digital world, so be it.

We can reach out and help one another, be ready with open arms for those who come also looking for freedom, and focus on building & strengthening the alternatives so there's always a choice.

We are not powerless, because even the tiniest alternative to exploitative tech helps make people more free.

@freedcreative @null0x0 my level of hope for a wider adoption of a more sensible social web is like a yo-yo these days.
One day I see all the amazing copyleft, decentralised solutions inhabited by wonderful diverse caring folks, and can’t think of a different future than seeing people switching slowly but surely.
The next day I see how pervasive the corporate centralised web is and how apathetic people are to trying something different even in the face of huge scandals.

@stragu @freedcreative @null0x0 People did switch to Zoom for privacy, but their trust was abused. This is a pattern that exacerbates the apathy you describe.


@mplammers @stragu @freedcreative

They put faith in the wrong company. While agree with your point to some extent the businesses you support should be ethical and transparent in operation, Marketing and sales.

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