The power to move away from big tech

DHH blogs about giving a chance to smaller companies to help fix the problems with massive tech companies controlling so much of the web:

The world is full of alternatives to the Big Tech offerings that give you 95% of the utility for 0% of the regret. But if you can’t even be bothered to give up 5% to help an alternative along, you also can’t be surprised when the alternatives are so few and far between.

This is how I’ve been feeling about Instagram. I hear people complain about Facebook all the time. But then some of those same people turn around and post photos to Instagram instead of their own blog.

Complaining helps when the company listening cares about the same problems we do. For example, Apple and privacy. But the solution to massive social networks is already in our hands.

Manton Reece @manton
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