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.
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.
One post I made recently as example.
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.