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beyondfantasy3 113M
1999 posts
10/25/2021 6:16 am
Social Platforms

It appears that people seem to have gravitated to more highly populated social interactive websites, away from these independent sites that are not based on publicly traded companies.

Will this trend change?

At some point, people may not want to be profiled for advertisers and sold as the commodity; for such public traded companies websites.

One upon a time, sites like "My Space" was all the rage, but things changed and Facebook took that role, but now Facebook has become a "monopoly" with many tentacles, and people's data is marketed at a level that is beyond comprehension.
When sites use that data to create algorithm's. to funnel content, people may come to learn how they are being manipulated and no longer are making independent choices as to what they consume as content.

When many come to understand the programming is programming them, they may find that it is no longer the desired outcome they were seeking.

People are also finding their life esteem is being manipulated and causing conditions that are not unlike "Bi-Polar" episodes in their lives, they may find they no longer want to be on advertising dominated sites that are driven by advertisement revenue pursuits, as their sole objectives.

Sites such as this, which don't flood its users with advertisements, might find a way back to higher usage by people. How they profit to stay afloat, I don't know, but they do have a subscriber systems. Though the questions is will people pay to not be bombarded with advertisements?

This site also does not allow "links' to other sites or content, which can be a good things, it does not connect people to content that may not be accurate, so people can choose for themselves how they research content related to anything that members might choose to discuss.

What ever happens there has to come a big change in Social Platforms, especially those that are owned by Publicly Traded Companies such as Facebook. When such companies that have vast monetary resources, it's a bit more difficult for the forces to drive them to change.
I suspect that in the coming times, Facebooks will be broken up, and there may be legislative policy that can prohibit them from finding alternative ways to monopolize social media technology platforms.

beyondfantasy3 113M
4740 posts
10/25/2021 6:17 am

Society will find a means to bring some form of responsibility into the arena of social media platforms.
as well as bring forces to promote accountability upon the participants who engage social media platforms.