August 31, 2023

Nobody posts on social anymore

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“Social media promised to create an intricate web that brought us all closer to one another, but the wave of exposure led to an openness that many people just aren’t interested in.”

I was introduced to the web when forums were all the rage. It’s a time that I look upon fondly as we had more control. The advent of social brought it out for all to witness. My online sharing has dropped off a cliff over the last few years and I’m enjoying Discords and Reddit (which still feels like an old-school forum to me) more. I would argue that social behaviour online was never meant to be a mass medium. Capitalism and market(ers) forces imposed their values on it.

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