Where is the positive in this mess? I would look at the current healthy #openweb projects. I would strongly advise and incurage people to "use them of lose them" and use a tool like the #4opens to step away from the obvious #dotcons #NGO and #fahernisat pushing. Pick up a #shoval and compost the mess #DIY plant seeds of your own lived life and nurture/water the social gardens with your care.
Don't ask, just do it.
The #fahernistas embraced the mess for sugar and spices.
Shovels and composting come to mind - I use the shovel metaphor because its our sweat and work that will get us out of this mess.
The is no magic tech fix, it's a human problem that needs humane crew to solve it.
The #geekproblm blocking humanity.
Why #indymediaback is not a pointless radical tech project.
#nothingnew mediates the churning of pointless tech projects by building things that already work.
"The security context is the relationships between a security referent and its environment. From this perspective, security and insecurity depend first on whether the environment is beneficial or hostile to the referent, and also how capable is the referent of responding to its/their environment in order to survive and thrive."
We are doing the same project at the #OMN though we clearly let the users/producers define the community growing from the grassroots use. If you don't trust the people you cannot have real democratic institutions and are left with feudal (#mainstreaming traditional open-source dev), capitalism (the #dotcons) or #geekproblem (most radical tech) as a path, none of these are the world we need to be building is my view.
The #dotcons were built for social control, the hot air about "connecting us" was just wind. When you look back at the history of PR and advertising this becomes obvious knowledge.
* Capitalism wants to privatise metadata to the capitalists #dotcons and the capitalist then control the government - fascism is back into fashion.
* Chinese communism, wants the state to control the metadata, so they can control capitalism, we are back to the command economy on steroids.
* Liberalism want to privatise metadata to the individual to return to a mythic free-market past.
This looks like it is going to be a #dotcons #NGO train wreck https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/15/twitters-vision-of-decentralization-could-also-be-the-far-rights-internet-endgame
All the #dotcons and #NGO tech projects are based on lies and misinformation to convince you that they are not #deathcult and in the surface this is hard to see through this #FUD At the #OMN we have a simple tools to lift the lid to judge if a project is worth supporting with your time and use. This tool is the #4opens here is an example of a review http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2021/01/16/4opens-review-threema-gmbh-seriously-secure-messaging/ you can be a part of this and help make the tech world less of shit heap.
Are your friends moving to a new chat app?
To start you in the right direction you can use the #4opens to judge if a tech project is worth supporting. Used well it gets rid of 90% of the #dotcons and the #NGO crap and weeds the #fashernistas to a manageable level. Pretty simple to do please post reviews on your blog with #review #4opens in the tags so we can aggregate the reviews http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/projects/4opens/
Its nice to see that the wider public are starting to talk about the pile of shit that are the #dotcons that we/they spend so much time in.
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