AdministratorFebruary 26, 2023 at 8:18 am
A cautionary note from Cory Doctorow, on the death spiral of for-profit platforms.
“This is enshittification: Surpluses are first directed to users; then, once they’re locked in, surpluses go to suppliers; then once they’re locked in, the surplus is handed to shareholders and the platform becomes a useless pile of shit. From mobile app stores to Steam, from Facebook to Twitter, this is the enshittification lifecycle. This is why … platforms like Prodigy transformed themselves overnight, from a place where you went for social connection to a place where you were expected to “stop talking to each other and start buying things.””
- This reply was modified 7 months ago by Anand Pandian.