This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan: "All you need is a dollar and a dream."
12 May 2018
Facebook Influencers are Dumb Fucks
I love how Facebook “influencers” and “content creators” who do nothing but make lame videos think Facebook owes them visibility. This is what they get for being digital sharecroppers. Facebook giveth, and Facebook taketh away, and the cycle will continue until people stop being dumb fucks and delete their accounts en masse. Learn how to build and run your own platforms, people. It’s hard, but if you’re as smart as you think you are you can figure it out. It’s worth it.
Just Get Out of the Way, Ev
Ev Williams is an asshole. He has no compunction about shafting any writer or publisher naive enough to believe his promises. He’s King Midas as written by Ovid in a scatological frame of mind; everything he touches turns into shit. Blogger was never an option for bloggers who wanted to self-host, Twitter has always the men’s room wall of the internet, and Medium has never been anything but a content farm whose main exports are bad self-help and Silicon Valley techwank. If he’s serious about “fixing the Internet”, the smartest thing he could do is get out of the way. He won’t, of course, because he’s a rich techbro with legions of yes-people kissing his ass and encouraging his hubris — and he doesn’t even have to pay them.