I don't wanna work for reddit, don't wanna be a product nor a content creator for that place. Reddit has no space for "the endeavor to carve out little pockets of life free from exploitation and suffering". And if people spend time on reddit because that's where the conversation is, then maybe I should just drop out of that conversation rather than contributing to it.
Five years on reddit, three years of 'building' 'communities' until they reach a size that makes everyone behave like politicians, police, self-help gurus, marketing-experts, recruiters, and worse. Because that's what we do when things get massive, apparently. As if anyone benefits from that shared, mediated alienation.
I think I wanna reduce my online activities to a couple things that are actually somewhat rewarding. I'll keep putting stuff on the library, keep an eye on a handful of projects I like, occasionally join a convo on raddle. But that's probably it.
Been feeling like it for a while now, and what drew me back in is the 'duty' I feel when it comes to keeping my go-to places from turning into complete shit. An old uphill battle, the game was rigged from the get-go. Maybe I should leave that to someone else. Now, how do I go from here? Anyone want my account?