This article describes the capitalistic mechanisms that killed off web*sites*
@oak i feel like if i didn’t have an infinite stream of content i would have to take up smoking.
it mught be healthier.
@oak some people can just exist without constant obsessive distraction, without their own minds tearing them up from the inside. i am not one of those people. i’d need like a morphine habit or something
@oak I agree entirely. We're all running on treadmills, creating new content that disappears immediately, but fuels our info to advertisers.
Except for this one. Still a treadmill, though.
I feel like the right to internet access should come bundled with the right to a static web presence. If everyone could host a little data, we'd be far less inclined to jump into these content mudslides.
@rezmason I really like what you're saying, *and* I think that the problem is significantly more systemic than access to posting static data on the web.
@oak Yep, content is what makes users come back. Say, What if you had a compelling app where users created their own content punctuated by third party advertisers You’d just sit back and rake in the dough.
@oak Reminds me of RSS. Some feeds update slowly enough that it is possible to have them all marked "read" in the RSS reader, to be "done" with the feed.
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