So, it seems clear that while social media is a huge win for Mark Zuckerberg, it’s been a net loss for the world in general. I remember thinking 20 years ago that the internet’s fabled Killer App would be whatever convinced people to switch over to push media.
I miss the days when I used to go places on the internet. When I had a list of sites I would check, when everything wasn’t rolled into a feed and force-fed me. I even kind of miss the days when you just assumed everything online was sketchy, when you’d avoid paying for anything online because you didn’t trust the machine having your valuable numbers.
I’m trying to abandon Facebook. But that doesn’t mean I want to cut my friends out of my life. A lot of them are ditching the Zuck, too. Maybe we can’t go back to the old ways. But maybe we can, I don’t know. I’m going to start putting things here, and letting people know about it. If you have a place online that you hang out–a pull-site, not a push-site–let me know. If you want to check in on me from time to time, here’s the place for that.