How much more sustainable they could be without the advertising infrastructure, I don't know.
You say it! The minimum are solar and wind, fine. But, ... when I click on a facebook page there is also a lot of code in the page which will connect to many other advertisers server that I would say, without a case study, are not 100% green - it's not possible to fully understand the connection of hoster.
The use of Facebook can not be sustainable because it's a advertising network which is selling your data directly to other servers which are in best case green and you have no control of it.
Please tell me how could it ever be green?
For me this is #greenwashing
So much useless advertising which is producing co2. This is f. sad.
@moagee @greenfediverse ah yes. So two separate issue there, #1 the energy used to serve ads and to track you to customize the ads (to think about it, some of them happen on your phone or browser so it's only as green as the average power supply). Even the server usage is arguably wasted.
But yeah the additional processing on the advertiser's side triggered by people clicking the ads should be considered too.
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