A solid argument for the #indieweb - and that it needs to be as “friction free” and as easy to use as closed sollutions:
I had the opportunity to witness an early Internet so I was not natively exposed to the psychological threats that newly born platforms like Facebook or Instagram have built in. It’s amazing to me that in a matter of few years, apps like Instagram evolved from an indie type of platform for wannabe photographers into a vanity tool and status broadcasting.<
Our internet today offers a variety of digital services and social networks that are not showing a clean and honest face to their users. Platforms that are examples of hate speech, privacy violations and lies.<
Most of these platforms don’t charge (directly) for their services. You don’t pay a dime to use Facebook or Instagram. But you know you’ll become their “product” soon, as your own behaviour and content will fuel campaigns based on your data….
It’s still too early to reach any conclusions, but I’m feeling better now that I control my own content and that I’ve found a place where to post my content freely and without fear.
But will be the Indieweb movement be the solution to save us all? The struggles I had at the beginning setting up my Indieweb on a WordPress website have prevented me from thinking that way….It’s clear that the Indieweb needs to be more convenient, otherwise non-early adopters will not even get close to this movement.<