You know when we are trying to convince our friends and families to leave platforms like Facebook it can be a bit of a sisyphean task. To be honest it is. If Facebook goes there will always be another platform like it. But that doesn't mean we can stop. It does mean we do what we can to try and support each other in this space. To build better community platforms that are decentralized. And yes I did just mention a Greek myth.
Uphill battle certainly, but not necessarily Sisyphean. I think the Snowden leaks and more recent exposures of Big Tech's violations have at least opened more eyes. There will always be people who don't care, and those who do. I think realistic success will look more like positively tipping the balance and continuing to open eyes rather than getting to a point where we have a perfect relationship with tech. But of course that perfect relationship is what we should always aim for.
I think to some of our community it does feel never-ending. I also think there is a tiny bit of a barrier for some people who are a bit scared of Information Technology they feel it's magic. So they can use Gmail, and Facebook just. Scandals like Cambridge Analytica don't quite register. Neither does Snowden. We can't abandon those people, but we need more people who can communicate and empathise with them.
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