Tag: enshittification

  • Advertising Demon, And Other Stories

    Advertising Demon, And Other Stories

    People like getting services at no direct cost, advertisers like selling to those people. While most want services at no cost to them, they don’t like being tracked. Modern ad tech puts people into a kind of human terrarium. Large tech platforms from Alphabet (once Google) and Meta (once Facebook) down the line gather and…

  • Tech Exceptionalism

    Tech Exceptionalism

    I respect Cory Doctorow a lot. I just read his article Twiddler from February discussing what he calls the “enshittification” of tech. He lays out a lot of good points, and it’s worth reading or listening to his full article. Twiddler – Configurability for Me, But Not For Thee. Why are digital businesses more prone…