Just wanted to share what I intend to post tomorrow on reddit. Any thoughts? I think I’ll post it on free software. My hope is that I encourage people to move to lemmy. Not sure if all of it makes sense.

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I have been on reddit for some years. I liked going to league of legends subreddits discussing theory. Going to juggling subreddits to show my skills and discuss. Following US politics. Having some laughs. Learning how nuanced people’s opinions could be. Last summer I did some live streams of me juggling. I posted a little bit about my vision for a better digital future.

I believe that reddit is a bad platform. Not because of it’s content, but because it is controlled by a single organization, like in a dictatorship. With it’s only values being creating profit for it’s shareholders. It has a business model of tracking their users and create addiction among it’s users. It will only devolve in time.

There are two forces in the digital realm.

Those who want to concentrate power. They want to centralize the internet, enchain users to walled gardens, privatize code, restrict how we share (copyright, drm) and monitor us.

And those who want to distribute power. Those who fight for the decentralization of the internet, liberating users with community owned pods, public code, sharing culture and privacy.

I am an distributist. That does not mean I shouldn’t use software and services made by concentratists. But my end goal is to create the most amount of freedom for people. I can use a concentratist solution if it means that more people will gain freedom. The means justify the cause.

I believed it made sense for me to stay on the platform to spread awareness about distributionism.

I have been using lemmy lately and I believe it can take on reddit. Therefore I will make this last post to endorse lemmy and urge everyone to move to the platform and/or create their own lemmy instance. I will also encourage subreddit admins to abandon their subreddits and link to a lemmy pod instead.

https://join-lemmy.org/instances

One post I made recently as example.

https://lemmy.ml/post/74457

This is the last post I will make before I delete my account, but I may reply the next couple days.

Also remember to create a mastodon or other fediverse account to subscribe to fediverse content.

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@lorabe
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Well, i embrace the idea of promoting lemmy, so that’s good. At the same time, if you force the situation too much, some people might see it as an annoyance. There has to be a middle ground. At the same time, the Fediverse needs to be more than just a political statement.

But hey, the platform is young, there will be a lot of opportunities to grow the community in the future.

@PuaNani
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Different people respond to different methods, this will help get some users to jump ship.

@ajz
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Good that you mentioned Fediverse. Lemmy is very small compared to the rather massive Mastodon. And one big plus of Reddit is that it has lots of users. Add the join Mastodon or Fediverse links as well ?

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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Maybe do not delete account, but desert it and let it rot? It is a better approach IMHO.

@libre_warrior
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I just want to go out with a bang though:P

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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Your post is already a bang, and showing people that your identity is deserted leaves an impression that you commit to what you do. People often think of such things as “bye bye meet you as different username tomorrow”.

@libre_warrior
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Look how old my account is though. It means something.

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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Most people cannot look at the age of your account after it is deleted :D

Or should I say, [deleted]

@PuaNani
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Makes sense to me!

I believe that reddit is a bad platform. Not because of it’s content, but because it is controlled by a single organization, like in a dictatorship. With it’s only values being creating profit for it’s shareholders. It has a business model of tracking their users and create addiction among it’s users. It will only devolve in time.

This will confuse/offend some center/righties

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