Bad social media gives you an audience: stuff like reach, personality/celebrity, spectacle, anxiety, alienation, competition.

Good social media gives you community: it’s more like voice, agency, discussion, comradery.

I want a community, not an audience.


@neil @mike “but muh reach, growth!!!”

Couldn’t agree more.

@swansinflight @neil @mike i'm reminded of those Hayao Miyazaki movies where the good guys and the bad guys seem to have very similar superpowers with (~merely~) different aesthetics until you start seeing how each of them uses them and why

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