Some years ago I was completely locked up in facebook. Now the newsfeeds of social media no longer control me. I manage my own news sources using the free open technology called RSS. You can too, it is surprisingly easy!
Queer Haus is an alternative social media space created by and for artists, sex workers, queers and hacktisvists who want to challenge the dependency on the big-tech monopolies, to create a safer digital social space under the light of queer feminist anti-racist hacker values.
We live in the age of data collection. Everywhere we go we leave a trail of small pieces of knowledge. Each piece on its own doesn’t do much, but collecting and assembling these pieces into a personality profile is a huge business. That’s how advertisement networks target ads to you across apps and devices. You probably already know this, you’ve seen the ads, you’ve seen the news articles exposing it. But that is not what makes me concerned.