hubski should be more broken


    When users are not paying for services up front, the publisher must extract a “cost” somewhere. Online, this cost is our attention, our time. We pay for social media with pieces of our lives—whether it’s because a blog baits us into reading something or a game tricks us into sticking around long after we should have left—and these bits of life are sold to advertisers, literally, for pennies.

This is the crux of the issue. When people don't pay money, these networks need to find someone that will, and then they answer to these customers first. It is not a good model.

    hubski should be more broken

The issue is something that I have given a lot of thought to. The service I want to provide, and the reason I created the site, is the one that we make use of here. I don't want to be in the service of advertisers. I am not interested in that. In fact, I find much advertising to be insulting, if not sleazy. So much of it appeals to the worst parts of our nature.

posted by ooli: 2318 days ago