A very good overview of Tech Ad duopoly and the implications of the Australia fight by @pluralistic https://pluralistic.net/2021/02/21/paltrow-industrial-complex/#facecrook
@ericireland In my experience they just ask someone on FB ("Can anyone tell me what X is all about?")
@hugh I'm of a similar mind - but I think there's a major access issue going on (how do you get the traffic to your blog when it's all milling around uselessly on FB looking for an exit?)
@ericireland I have no evidence but I somehow believe it is many people's sole interaction with the Internet - I'd like to see some research into it (if there isn't already.)
Listening to an AU interviewee on RNZ talking about the "lost of services" related to the Facebook block on AU use... it highlights how blindly dependent so many organisations in AU are on FB and how they *shouldn't be*. It's their own fault. FB cannot and should not be depended on. It's foolish for community organisations and gov'ts to do so.
There's alway issues with managing physical records - but I wouldn't want to have these guys job...
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