After yesterday all I am seeing is a lot of disdain for twitter. The reality is that we need to get our act together before they do. This world is made of partnerships and sooner or later the big tech is going to come looking for the smart tech. And when they come only to find us in disarray, they'll leave to look for something even better. Keep in mind that blockchain is not the only solution around. It is on you and me to make sure that we develop it to the point that it becomes the best possible solution.
I will not disagree with the fact that people are lazy with their social media. It's scary - because to hold power in your hands and not realize it's worth is dangerous. We use the same rotten passwords, act blase about our digital security and most importantly we feel comfortable handing over the control of our digital presence to 'big tech'. This is a recipe for disaster because the supposed 'big tech' is lazy too. Sooner or later the market conditions will force them to come looking for smart tech (read: blockchain crowd with crypto heads).
It takes something pretty serious to make people change their social media habits as they get used to going to where all their friends are. We need a mass movement to decentralised platforms. If we can reach 'critical mass' then we have a chance of getting somewhere.
I couldn't agree more! Something needs to give. What I worry is that when finally something like that happens, it might be something bad..... real bad. I am really hoping that we can push that change organically through marketing and good technology rather than something terrible that galvanizes people into taking action.
PS: I know that social media is considered 'fun' by people but the truth is that governments have risen and fallen because the same social media.