Today it struck me how people see #facebook as some public good. The company for sure is trying to build this image of "facebook connects people" and "makes the world a better place", but it surprises me how the average people don't see facebook as the shady data-leaking irresponsible anticompetitive and exploitative mega-corporation it really is. They think it's the "necessary bad".
#Capitalism is a reasonable economic system that destroys 100 million trees a year to mass-produce something that literally no one asked for and literally everyone hates
Imo, one of the most damning aspects of capitalism is that it encourages people to have consumptive hobbies over creative ones.
It actively seeks to bar people from doing things like cooking, or writing, or making pottery, or anything else of that nature. Activities in which you are making something
Things like that are made either too expensive (in terms of money, or time, or both) or framed as something not worth wasting time on, because you can't support yourself doing art/writing/etc
I wish I understood how and when the word "agenda" became a slur in politics. Isn't having an agenda kind of the *point*? To change the world in accordance with a vision?
"I don't trust this artistic movement, something about them makes me feel they have a *manifesto*."
"This corporation seems really creepy, it smells of *mission statement*."
"I tell you, the conspiracy is everywhere. Even my residents association, the way they act, I swear they have an *articles of incorporation*."
@clacke @alcinnz @Shamar @scolobb @strypey @pootz @z428 @Purism @aral @ente More concerning than morals (which we at least have language for discussing) is the subtle influence in terms of who-is-this-for & who-is-this-good-for. A morally-sound business is still a business, and has business-oriented needs and priorities that individuals do not have. And, any business is liable to be more powerful than any individual (modulo outliers like Bill Gates).
It pleases me to see more Windows 10 hate in my home stream.
The reason people use it is largely because of inertia. People usually switch if Microsoft annoys them enough or the computer they use has something else pre-installed to begin with.
What keeps people shackled are key applications not being cross-platform or browser-based yet.
We need a reality TV series called The US Doesn't Understand the Political Spectrum
I've said it before, but if we could run modern browsers (which have developed optimizations to make slow sites faster) on the web of 2010, that baby would *scream*. The web is not living up to its true potential.
oh my god this is the cutest username/password UI I have ever seen
@masklayer reddit and imgur do this shit too and it's insane. somebody had to make an entire mobile browsing experience that constantly begs you to stop using it
Capitalism hot take
Monetizing your creative work is not bad. Creating a Patreon or ko-fi and asking for donations is not bad. You do not need to feel embarrassed for asking for financial help, or for trying to make a living as a creative person.
Capitalism is not a choice. It is forced on us, and we must make do.
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