Pluralistic: The enshittification of garage-door openers reveals a vast and deadly rot (09 Nov 2023)


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Pluralistic: An interoperability rule for your money (21 Oct 2023)


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Pluralistic: Autoenshittification (24 July 2023)


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Pluralistic: Podcasting "Twiddler" (27 Feb 2023)


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Pluralistic: Netflix wants to chop down your family tree (02 Feb 2023)


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Pluralistic: How Apple could open its App Store without really opening its App Store (21 Dec 2022)


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Pluralistic: Better failure for social media (19 Dec 2022)


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Pluralistic: 08 Nov 2022 Tech a la carte


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How to Leave Dying Social Media Platforms

(without ditching your friends)

An imaginary dialog box from a future Facebook; the user is being asked whether they want to continue to follow a friend who has left Facebook and is now on a small, community-managed social media service.

Lazar: Tevye! Tevye, I’m on my way.

Tevye: Where are you going?

Lazar: Chicago, in America.

Tevye: Chicago, America? We are going to New York, America.

Lazar: We’ll be neighbors. My wife, Fruma Sarah, may she rest in peace, has a brother there.

Tevye: That’s nice.

Lazar: I hate him, but a relative is a relative.

Collective Action Inaction in Action

In the opening scenes of the 1971 film adaptation of Fiddler on the Roof, the narrator, Tevye, introduces us to his village of Anatevka, which is a pretty fraught place where people are unhappy and danger is on the horizon. Nearly three hours and (spoiler alert) innumerable indignities and terrors later, Tevye and his neighbors leave the village, all to go their separate ways.

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Pluralistic: 20 Oct 2022 It was all downhill after the Cuecat


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