@laura @aral Thank you for articulating what I was feeling in my gut about Facebook, Google, Instagram, surveillance capitalism, etc Specifically I'd like to thank Aral for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upu0gwGi4FE & Laura for this: https://laurakalbag.com/what-is-mastodon-and-why-should-i-use-it/ Because of you folks I joined Mastodon. I found an instance ( https://linernotes.club) I'm so stoked to be a part of. All the best. 👍
@aral @codkelpme @laura Its sad to think that these massive tech companies are doing all this mass data collection to spy on us and serve us ads (and worse) for a profit of just a few bucks per user per year.
Running centralized email, social, maps, voice recognition and search services is inexpensive when you have a large userbase it seems, otherwise these tech titans wouldn't be anywhere near their current size.