What's scary is the amount of fediverse development trying to make the next Medium. This idea of centralizing information is disturbing.

We are social creatures and crave that feeling of belonging. Having your own blog in the void is scary. So everyone wants to recreate Medium to build a community. If Medium has normalized us to gather in a centralized way, rather than separate but connected, how long before we accept algorithms telling us what to read? Or is it too late?

@sikkdays These are fair points, but you can take them further. A mastodon instance is also a point of centralization. So is a public access Unix system. Even an email listserv is centralization to an extent.

Maybe the question is how much centralization are we willing to tolerate for the sake of easing connection?

@starbreaker Good distinction. That was floating in the back of my head as I was typing it into .

@sikkdays unfortunately, you toot could not be federated due to the following error: attempting to subvert corporate control and reduce profits

profits sustain all of us, so any interference will not be tolerated

thank you for using mastodon ™️

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