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No More Twitter, Mastodon, and Diaspora for Tux Machines (Goodbye to Social Control Media)

Posted in Protocol at 12:13 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Just in time for the 19th anniversary of the site

Vibing bears: 19 years of Tux Machines

Summary: “People would benefit from mass abandonment of such pseudo-social pseudo-media.”

THIS was only a matter of time. Yesterday was the last straw.

As we noted yesterday, Social Control Media — including the supposedly ‘ethical’ alternatives — is utterly bad by design, maybe even by intention. Tux Machines has just exited social control media sites altogether. “Please follow us using the RSS feed instead,” readers were informed. There’s also XML/RSS for the Gemini capsule of Tux Machines. There are more details this new post over at Tux Machines. We’re nowadays seeing many people who announce similar exits. In our latest Daily Links we included this one from Ruben. Some quit for technical reasons, some do so for political/ideological reasons, and sometimes it’s a combination of both. Let’s make it trendy to quit those sorts of sites. People would benefit from mass abandonment of such pseudo-social pseudo-media.

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