Understand my words with full knowledge and reverence for my connection to the void.
My data is not yours to own.
You came here and asked to sell us things, then tracked us with the things you sold us.
You came here and begged for trust, which many gave you, then betrayed it by selling our secrets.
Then you took away our nation.
My data is not yours to own.
@TheGibson That resonates with me right now. Just spent the last few weeks extricating myself from the Google ecosystem, and it's hard. A surprising outgrowth of this was OTHER PEOPLE being annoyed that I've had the audacity to stop using Google products: "How am I supposed to share anything with you?" etc.
I dunno, choose tools that don't enforce arbitrary limits on my choices? :)
@guillemot @feld @TheGibson I'm not really all fired up about having my E-mail be 1000% cryptographically secure. Mostly, I just want an equation between me and the vendor where I pay some money and get sane, reliable email service with interfaces that I can actually use. (The seeds of my dis-satisfaction with The Goog is when they redesigned Gmail and made it utterly unusable for visually disdabled people like me.)
I have similar experiences
>What, you don't use google? But it's free!
>What, why don't you use whatsapp?
(deleted it right now after a few days of locking all non-running web access)
>Why do you pay for your cloud?
>Why do you download everything?
People call me paranoid when I'm just trying to have privacy in my own home. If I'm providing information, I wanna know who's asking.
I've been looking for a term, with little success, to describe people who use mainstream social media and buy into brands as identity in a non negative or judgemental way.
It's difficult to keep my bias out of that discussion, and I find myself having to remember I know geniuses who truly believe those are the only viable options for connecting.
We need to offer something they want. Unfortunately, that something is friends, which they have on those sites.
Imagine us, here. We are """friends""", most of us. I wouldn't want to leave this place, @tinker brought me here, I like the density of the IT population! It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you... (yes, you're singing Toto now)
It's the same there. They see us as contact-cutters and will refuse to follow.
This is pretty much it. There are two other things. First is celebrities. Which we... screwed up massively.
Second is brand presence. A lot of people get customer service on Twitter/FB. Valid, but at odds with the culture here. I wouldn't mind having them.
I tell people I meet cooler people here. There's also a massive benefit to not having your timeline f'd with, but impossible to explain to someone who hasn't experienced it.
>in a non-negative or judgemental way
One way to see them is 'loyal customers' or something in that tone.
But where do we draw the line? Mindlessly following brands just because other people use them is not positive and should not be described as such. Otherwise, we might start calling hoarders 'enthusiastic atom collectors'
But the rain never came for these people. They would be seen as we are, now. We are the contact cutters, the nonconformists of the internet. I wouldn't be surprised if Mastodon was synonymous with Darknet because it isn't one of the two walled gardens.
Well it would, wouldn't it?
Who of the normie crowd can setup Darknet access? Are those the same people who can setup a Mastodon account and are wary of their privacy? Probably. Anyone calling for privacy can be called a gangbanger pedo because what you can't see can be turned into anything.