One of the worst crimes of social media, among many, is how algorithmic content presentation assumes people have no interest in individuals, only topics. It's so inhuman! What fuckup went 'ah yes, this person follows people who post trees, they must only be interested in trees, not the person. Trees, coming up!'


Like, that's the opposite of social! It fosters the opposite of a human connection. Instead of relating to the person it constantly suggests that you only engage with topics. What's so sad is that so many people are totally acclimated to this. They act like topics instead of people, and bring this attitude with them even off of social media.

When was the last time you asked someone to tell you about themselves and they just listed out things they like? Even I do this.

@Mainebot i will take random shitposts from my favorite person over interesting dialogue about the human condition any day

@Mainebot @Gargron that’s what I’m saying! What I want is basically a forum for discourse. I have other ways of getting news so I want what people _say_ to be front and center on my feeds. And I think a lot of people actually want that, but since we (colloquial we, I know we’re not on FB) are not the customers of FB we’re the product, FB doesn’t care what we want as long as we keep using the service and they’re making money.

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