"We already lost the mobile world for a duopoly of Apple and Google, now we’re losing the desktop most used application, the Web Browser, to a monopoly from Google again, how much control do you want that company to have over the future of the Web?"
We all know who pays for surveillance capitalism in terms of privacy. But who pays financially? Show more
The same victims, of course. Surveillance capitalism is funded by advertising budgets. Advertising budgets get paid out of revenue. The price of a product includes the cost of advertising.
So when you buy something that is advertised through google, FB, and the rest, you are paying a portion of the ad budget that promoted surveillance.
I'd call that a tax.
the social pressure with regard to Facebook is slowly starting to swing the other way, a few years ago, I would get "wait what you don't have a Facebook account?!", nowadays I mostly get an understanding nod along with "I don't log in to the main site anymore, I only use it for Facebook Messenger".
Draft outline script - 01. Buying the boat & motivation http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2018/11/21/draft-outline-script-01-buying-the-boat-motivation/
#ActivityPubForWordPress are plugins for WordPress sites that add support for the ActivityPub standard.
This means people can follow the WordPress site from ActivityPub-powered services such as Mastodon etc.
There are a couple of such plugins right now:
activism Show more
yeah so obvs facebook is a bad place to actually -organise- but how else am I gonna radicalise my mum's cousin.
The untold story of the original Greenham Peace March https://youtu.be/JKoWKF3ktXI
Using the modern web doesn't feel empowering. It feels immensely frustrating.
The web is barely usable without ad-blocking. Pages take an age to load and the content jumps around as more ads download and display. Also the ads are spying on you.
The entire JS ecosystem is dependency hell and sometimes you have to download massive JS files just to view a web page. The JS is probably also spying on you.
Worse still, JS is also probably why the Back button doesn't work properly on so many sites.
On a narrow boat in London for a month #boatingeurope to stop going sturcrazey in the flat.
Political and tech - On the political side, there is arrogance and ignorance, on the geek side there is naivety and over- complexity
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