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HiddenDekuScrub 3 points ago +3 / -0

Honestly I think Twitter will eventually dig its own grave. Normies don't care about it anymore. It's a marketing circlejerk.

Facebook is the real social media problem. Google is...well...just too dang powerful. Only word of mouth will solve that particular problem.

Dictator_Bob 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's a marketing circlejerk.

I see you get it, fren. :D

I was watching my bots talk to their bots five or six years ago. That's when I realized all of their traffic was fake, not just some of it. Their product are the screen shots you see here and elsewhere. Not their ad sales. Twitter is a perception management and surveillance company. Jack realized that in order to survive they had to sell the news. So that's what they are doing now.

Facebook has lost a lot of users. I can tell by logging in. They lost me too but I like many others maintain my account. I wish that made me less afraid of them. If there is one group I know is raw evil, it is them. I asked the wrong questions about veracity at one of their local meetups. News industry question. I can still feel the fangs.

They -hate- any truth that is not their own.

Now this entity has excellent psychographic data. Machine learning that we do not understand. No one except Google may even know what they are working on. Google may also be tied into Twitter and further. This is not a collection of competitors. It is a cartel.

This is why we need to log off. This is why we do not need a competing platform. We need an absolute disruptor. I don't even know what that could look like as if you strip away the edge providers you are still left with the carriers.

I keep thinking back to what happened with Napster. How years later Google used Youtube to provide an even larger catalogue for free. They shut down one but left theirs up? Something to noodle on.

HiddenDekuScrub 1 point ago +1 / -0

Facebook has lost a lot of users, but I feel like they're still a tougher nut to crack...

Whether it's Gab, Parler, or anything else, I'm really hoping some other system takes off at least as a distraction. Normies are hard to convince to give up a new comfort. I've seen indestructible online companies come and go, so it's not impossible.

Also, forgive my slips and edits. It's nearly bedtime. yawn

Dictator_Bob 1 point ago +1 / -0

FB's ad system works (unlike Twitter) and they are flush with cash, assets, human resources, foreign intelligence operatives, and patented tech. They can buy a disruptor.

It has to be decentralized.