Since the latest Social Media Apocalypse, I’ve been limiting my public use of the big social media monopolies, (namely facebook, twitter and youtube) even more than I previously had done.
I’m now officially ‘going dark’ on these platforms.
Going dark is military lingo for the termination of communication. It is used to describe a scenario in which communication appears to have ceased, but in reality has just moved from public communication channels to more private communication channels to prevent eavesdropping,…or in this case, data abuse and behavioral manipulation.
It’s been really good to spend some time away from the big platforms and generally away from the internet. I was becoming extremely vexxed by the state of it all. I displaced the stress onto some comrades who didn’t deserve it. I really regret falling out with them and will be properly apologising as soon as I find the right words.
I haven’t spent a lot of time there yet but there’s certainly a really interesting and challenging blend of different folk, compared with the myopic filter bubbles I had become used to.
One of the dilemmas I’m currently considering (again) is whether or not to just delete the monopolistic platforms altogether. ‘Going dark’ is a temporary compromise while I reflect, investigate alternatives and theorise the best plan of action.
Though also fairly monopolistic, google and wordpress have never banned me overtly, and as far as I can tell they haven’t censored, or ghostbanned me yet either, so this website will continue to be my principle outlet for new things and stuff.
I’ll still be logging back in to kafkabook, twatter and yootoob occasionally, to post new content from this site, to support twitterstorms, to share any urgent information and to check messages. Incidentally, I’ve noticed some really strange stuff with my personal inbox and the inboxes of other pages I administrate on facebook. I no longer rely on that as a secure method of communication, at all.
If you want to get hold of me try one of these new platforms, or email;
annnarkeh (at) gmail (dot) com
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