You like Mewe? I think I may have briefly tried it but decided it wasn't for me, I tend to just follow the big crowds, haven't heard of anyone big on there.
The co-founder of Facebook created a pretty good video as to why Facebook should be split up, he seems to quite dislike Zuckerberg, and his argument was quite intelligent.
https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1 ... 2302996481
One of my most favourite Youtube videos on global warming/climate change disappeared off my Facebook timeline, the video is still on YouTube but it disappeared of my post on FB, so unless I deleted it by mistake, I actually think Facebook did a discrete "videos we don't like purge on everyone's timeline".
I am really interested in seeing the internet kill traditional broadcast media, I really think it will be society transforming once it happens, I think in general people will become better informed and be more healthy.
This article from ZeroHedge just came out, its quite apt, I really feel this is the problem, people get brainwashed from broadcast TV, at least over time with the internet they will be able to pick
from millions of people very customized set of people to brainwash them, at worse. This is far better than what we have now.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05- ... ing-nation
The only big problem with internet services like Facebook is how a lot of people treat it like TV, in that they don't really search or navigate it, they just swipe and let the algorithms decide what they will see. That's behaviour little different than just flicking up down on TV channels of traditional broadcast.
Almost everyone whos being kicked off Facebook/Twitter, have moved to Telegram, as in the famous internet celebrity like Milo Yiannopoulos etc.
I have yet to get on Telegram because at least for web-browser mode it starts off asking for your mobile number. I remember using Telegram a few years ago and it didn't have such requirements but it was pretty simple web-based IRC channel back then, I can't imagine it being successful for really large followings as basic IRC style isn't really a "structured interface".
I don't mind Gab, Milo jumps on gab now and then, but I don't really use it's not as "alive" as Twitter/Facebook etc.
One of its major upsides is it has a night mode theme which I find important.
I find my self enjoying minds.com whenever I go on there, always seems to be interesting stuff on there, but no nite-mode/dark-mode.
I find full brightness incredibly annoying, I would use minds.com a lot more if it just had a dark-mode like Twitter/Youtube have.
I was wondering when it would be clear the internet has taken over "broadcast media", and I now see that its really at a point where its splitting groups apart, and creating a great divide.
Some types who almost live in it and see broadcast media as just weird waste of time and others who see it the other way around.
I am starting to notice trends where large follower-pockets live within themselves, and some of the pockets they live in are really quite weird.
For example, check out these extremely different people/internet celebrities, and a lot of them are incredibly weird.
The thing that seems clear to me is that YouTube employs "algo-privilege" for YouTubers, someone inside YouTube decides a particular content maker is "good" and YouTube constantly recommends their videos to people.
I think James Charles is an example of "algo-privilege" where someone inside YouTube decided this person should be made more popular.
I don't like any "algo-privilege", I think the most important thing that can happen on the internet right now is to have fair algorithms, freedom of speech and just let the "free market" play its self out.
James Charles turning out to be a bigger weirdo than anticipated is the result of the tech giants creating their "false algo-privilege economies"
One of the most interesting and healthy parts of YouTube is seeing Youtubers criticize each other, people making videos talking about how dumb the other person ideas are, this is really healthy, even if a lot of dumb people are going to be persuaded to believe the wrong side, over time they should get better at judgement.
It seems like we are in the stage of "if you can imagine it, there is a group for it", I have found social media groups like "Lesbians/Transgenders for nuclear energy"
On the rightwingers, I have found there are types that talk/dream about every kind of socialist utopian idea like UBI/free university/free-health-care, but zero immigration, no tolerance to transgenders etc. And extremely environmentally conscious.
That is to say, if you took out there anti-immigration anti-transgenders stance would have thought you were listening to someone who was of the extreme-left. So the near full-circle view of the two opposing sides in some ways can get remarkably close.
So as the internet continues to expand and absorb everything, it really seems to be that if you can "imagine a type of group" someone out there has or is thinking about creating it.