I found this re-blogged by Jeremy Keith in his links collection so I’m reblogging it too, since it’s so good.
This is an article by Haste Makes Waste on the subject of the enshittification of the internet: Deplatforming Myself: A Tech Manifesto
You probably use some combination of Twitter, or Reddit, or Facebook, or Instagram. So do I. If the internet had physical space to occupy, we would be closer than we’ve ever been.
And yet despite our proximity, you and I are functionally separated. If I scream, you may never hear it. On the internet of today, two people can exist in the same space but never perceive each other. Because I am no longer in control of who or what I see. And crucially: neither are you.