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So, the internet is over. Just in case you didn’t notice. If you post a link to anything that involves you: an article, a podcast, a thing you built, a video you made - then mods and admins and trolls get their pitchforks and ban you or roast you or delete you.

This is not the way.

Not only are the walled gardens of apple, Twitter, Facebook/Instagram, breaking the web into little areas - and marketing is buying your time - but we’re doing it to ourselves too.

I can’t post a video about some of my favorite programming books in
/learnprogramming or I’m immediately banned!? Every link that takes people away from your ad dollars is ‘spam?’ Without any useful discourse and content - then why would anyone be there in the first place.

One time I posted a link HERE about how people could get CSS help in the CSS discord and I got fire-stormed for self-promotion. Really? Hundreds of hours helping people learn programming - for free... is my self promotion? Is everyone so insecure that they can’t allow anyone else to talk about their work? It’s super scary.

This is how you control people. This is Nazi shit. It’s a slippery Slope. Watch out.

And whatever you do... don’t share links to your things. That is NOT what the internet was made for.

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  • 1
    So true and sad. I'm agree, internet changed in bad direction. How can you live with mustache?
  • 4
    Humans like freedom, but like controlling others even more. And some, the craziest of all, actually seem to prefer being controlled.
  • 1
    discussion sites such as a medium are dying. chalk that up to censorship.

    reddit is an echochamber. twitter is mostly a marketing platform disguised as (anti)social media. instagram is a self promotion/wannabe eceleb site, and youtube is the new hollywood..quickly becoming irrelevant.

    facebook is where I (dont) go to ignore all the people important to me.

    and email is where I go to send letters bordering on hatespeech to my various local and federal representatives, in between borderline cyberbullying people stupid enough not to automate their spam marketing in 2020. or talking to left/right self-help grifters about the state of society.

    in the grim dark future of 2020, the last bastion of intelligent conversation, free speech, and civility is the comment section of pornhub videos where a women got stuck under bed for the 50,000th time. And all I can think is "wow I never knew how easy it was to get trapped under a bed. They should look into fixing this safety hazard."
  • 1
    @blindXfish I don’t have a mustache today. But usually / just because it’s easier. ; )
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