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On Short Form Video

  • Stop making content for Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. You and everybody knows it is bad and if with that knowledge you keep enabling the damage, then you are also a perpetrator, even when you are just trying to promote like everyone else.

  • It’s not so much that the phone is addictive, it’s the apps, they are made with the intention to be psychological manipulating products.

  • They are destroying the creative class, your creativity included. Creatives feel great reward when going out on discovery missions. The feeds use this against you.

04 Aug 21 18:47 -0500 Technology

Don’t get me wrong, I love the internet. I’ve spent most of my life in it but sometimes, almost always lately, I wish we would come back to the pre social networks era. These services are so frictionless that it makes most people say stupid shit and fight without any pre cognition of their permanently on the record declarations. The requirement of deploying your own website was a good entry barrier and we still had a lot of dumb, fun, crazy sites. It just wasn’t a privilege accessible to most.

One thing I’ve noticed along the years of learning & witnessing the development of web technologies is that their own creators barely use the things they build for the public knowing the monetization incentives they build into their platforms. Where’s @Jack pro-activity on Twitter? Where’s Mark constant engagement on Facebook? Why does Andy Rubin just left Android to Google’s oversight. They all seem to end up abandoning their creations when they become ad tracking networks with addictive features because most of the engagement turns out to come from outrage, cry-tizism and that ends the party for everyone. I wish that in the next decade web technologies turn into services of value instead of low quality engagement systems.

Our Rebels Need Creativity

I’ve been trying out the “Fediverse” services and what most of them share as a common flaw is the lack of creativity in their platform freedoms.

They are just copies of their bigger non “free” services. The promise of freedom gets really limited by the same format of the last decade. There’s no incentive for people to use these open services and protocols because there aren’t offering anything different than that of those they are already running away from.