Today in Wired UK, my op-ed: "Why it’s easier to move country than switch social media" - an argument that the real power of social media comes from switching costs, not network effects.

Debates over market concentration in social media lean heavily on "network effects," the idea that social media services increase in value as their user-base grows, because the more users they have, the more likely it is that the people you want to talk to have accounts.


Love these bright people. Funny how being writers, they think and care about our future more than most of politicians.

12 monkeys '95. How could have I missed it? Brilliant movie by brilliant Terry Gilliam.

I wonder if trump will commision a social network from scratch, buy some already available commercial product (or its fork), or choose one of free fediverse options.

In latter case it would become a strange mix of publicity, maybe even awareness on digital li erties, and definitely loads of bad connotations for fediverse. Would fit our times.

NFT, blockchain thoughts 

"We have a problem."
"What's that?"
"Digital things are functionally infinite and there's no scarcity to be found."
"How is that a problem?"
"We need to restrict it."
"Oooookay....? Still not sure how lack of scarcity is a pr—"
"I've invented a number that says I alone own this digital thing."
"What? By what authority?"
"Because I wasted a crapton of energy to make this number."
"I'm a genius"
".... So you're wasting resources to invent a number for the sole purpose of restricting access to otherwise-functionally-unlimited things?"
"It's the future."

@neauoire @rek sigrid from 0309

"Social media is where mental energy is converted into pure electronic garbage with real CO2 impact."

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Bravo, ir ačiū.

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By the end of this century people will start looking up their ancestors on
-Bumpercloud, Apr 2016

"Facebook has blocked Australians from accessing and sharing news in protest at a new law which would have forced the site to pay for the content it hosts."


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