Like wow, seriously:
To be advertised to
On an app designed to limit engagement
While they grab your phone number, encourage you to use your real name (irrelevant, because they have your fucking phone number) and sell you content you could just search for. Oh, and the subscription fee basically means they're selling your content (and everyone else's) to each other.
This is a foolish app and a dumb idea and a waste of tiiiiiiime.
@Mainebot The real name thing isn’t irrelevant. They want to know who to ask for when they phone you.
@Mainebot I mean, the part of "selling your content to each other" is kinda like saying ISPs are selling Internet websites to each user. Which they aren't. They're selling the infrastructure and tools required to make that connection happen. You could do (and some do) that with something like Mastodon and it'd be just fine.
I agree with everything else, though.
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