I notice that for all the benefits of open social coversation, I've built a habit of *not* sharing thoughts because I feel so necessarily defensive and cautious about doing it on the surveillance capitalist platforms.

It will take some effort to figure out the appropriate comfort level for posting here.

@wolftune Do you mean self-censorship?

The "wide" social network is public.

Protection on #mastodon comes from the fact that your server collects only an email and your IPs. And other servers and every user know only your nickname.

@tuxicoman Yes, I was meaning self-censorship. And I'm identifying myself here anyway (though I know that's not required, thankfully).

I won't do zero self-censorship, but here I can at least not feel that I'm feeding the ad algorithms or encouraging others to use those systems.

@wolftune Going through the same thing. I haven't even uploaded an avatar or included my last name so you're definitely a few steps ahead!

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