Jess Zimmerman on social media and the awful companies who make it:
I don’t mind if social media companies profit from users, as long as everything is transparent and above-board.
That’s nice of you…
(I mean, I mind it as much as I mind capitalism in general, but I don’t find it unusually evil – or notably different from, say, TV stations profiting from viewership.)
Ah. Of course. I forgot who you were for a minute.
In all cases, the hurt and the discord comes from a mismatch between the platform we want and the platform we have, between the privacy we believe we should have and the privacy that companies believe we can reasonably expect.
So…set up your own, then. Stop whinging about what everyone else does.