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a lot of people read that leaked Facebook memo to mean Fb is threatened by federated platforms, but i think a more accurate reading is they fear hyperspecialized apps
for example if some company launched an app that was better at delivering minion memes, and another company launched an app that was better for hearing your uncle use racist slurs, and a third company launched an app that was better at letting you feel superior to your former classmates, then no one would need Facebook anymore
digital formats are superior means of transmitting information — they can be copied losslessly and fitted into very small spans of time and space — but they're inferior means of storing it
if an alien species found a well-stored phonograph record, it wouldn't be hard for them to figure out how to play it. if they found a cd, they'd have no idea how to interpret it w/o knowledge of the file format and the compression algorithm. it'd be the equivalent of a one-time pad
So uh, remember that old joke from the 90's about how video games don't cause violence b/c "SimCity didn't cause an outbreak of urban planners"?
Yeah uh... about that:
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