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What kind of dystopian corporate malarkey is this?

This is from Qualtrics BTW. If you don't know, it's an "experience management" company that sells analytics rebranded as magic

@cypnk This... this must be cast back into the fiery chasm from whence it came! ⚡️🧙🏼‍♂️

On a more serious note, this kind of subversive manipulation using data analytics really needs to be stopped hard and cold in its tracks by some serious regulation and legal consequences for those who engage in it. Unfortunately, the law is always playing catch-up with technology. I mean, the only other way I can see of stopping this is for 1 billion FB users to stop feeding it, which is not going to happen. 🤷🏻‍♂️

@shahaan I'm still hopeful that people will come around to the harm caused by central services like FB and the disproportionate power they wield over whole populations (and elections)

@cypnk Honestly, with the resistance I’ve personally experienced even within my family when I talk with them about quitting FB, I am not holding my breath. It’s just a different perspective, really. For them, the practical convenience and social benefits of using it far outweigh any reason to quit based on “theoretical” issues related to privacy, ethics, etc. And this is from people who I know are intelligent and who mostly understand what I’m talking about. It’s like a weed with deep roots. ☹️

@shahaan @cypnk They won't leave until there's something they see as a viable replacement.

@varx @shahaan @cypnk I guess someone has to *make* a replacement, then. Maybe it will be me.

@shahaan @varx @cypnk I'm thinking about a system where users give their data manually, by getting points for answering questions. The points can also be acquired through performing other tasks like moderating user posts or reporting bugs, and they can also be simply bought with money.

@shahaan @varx @cypnk They can exchange them for services from my company as well as from third party providers. The third party providers will be able to exchange the received points for money.

@LunaDragofelis @shahaan @cypnk Go for it!

I'm making something as well—a local-first social journaling protocol. Not exactly peer-to-peer, but it would use existing HTTP servers, and the servers would be blinded to actual user content.

The more alternatives people make, the better. We need to explore the solution space and see what works.

@cypnk I notice that "turn employees into ambassadors" is out of thematic alignment with the other lines. I guess "proselytizers" and "cult leaders" were deemed too negative, but I'm surprised they didn't go with "evangelists".

@im The parallels are uncanny in a lot of ways. I’m cautiously optimistic that there’s enough awareness of corporate harm among younger generations that this won’t end badly

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