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enshittification tech

Maybe enshittification is a good thing. Here's why

As enshittification continues crawling into everything we love, maybe it's time we embrace it and accept the inevitable demise of our once-beloved platforms so that we can rebuild better—and together.

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Signal icon over WhatsApp and iMessage, illustrating that Signal the superior communications platform
apps privacy software tech

All the reasons why Signal is better than WhatsApp and iMessage

Escape the clutches of data-hungry giants. Discover why Signal is the gold standard messaging app that supersedes WhatsApp and iMessage. From end-to-end encryption to open-source transparency, Signal empowers you to take control of your privacy. Read on to uncover why you should have made the switch yesterday.

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A 3D model of a database floating in a server room.
software startups tech

Your stack's database is critical. Here's how to choose the best one

Discover the qualities of a good database, including being open source, allowing user role permissions, having open integrations and automations, centralizing information, making data portable, and being performant at scale. Prioritize building a robust, open database infrastructure for efficient operations and secure data management.

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Image of a lady looking so confused while being overwhelmed by social media platforms.
browsers ethics mastodon social-media tech

The modern internet is a pain to use

The modern internet's convoluted landscape frustrates with its Google account woes, photo-sharing dilemmas, fractured messaging apps, and proprietary platforms, highlighting the need for a more seamless, user-centered digital experience.

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A bell curve graph surrounded by depictions of software ecosystems.
apple business ethics facebook social-media software tech

We're not in the software war, we're in the ecosystem war

Integrated ecosystems, like Apple's, shape user behavior, emphasizing the need for open standards and decentralized software to counter corporate dominance.

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A mastodon sending a Twitter bird in tears on a paper airplane.
content marketing social-media tech

15 things you can do on Mastodon that you can’t do on Twitter

Discover 15 distinctive features that set Mastodon apart from Twitter, offering a glimpse into the world of decentralized and ethical social media, from server customization to encryption options.

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A group of teens all on their phones in front of a wall plastered with the logos of social media platforms.
ethics facebook privacy social-media tech

The social dilemma: What it is, how we got here, and what we can do about it

"The Social Dilemma" exposes the manipulative tactics of social media platforms, emphasizing their role in spreading disinformation and shaping user behavior for profit. It's compelling to have a collective awareness and reconsideration of these platforms' influence.

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The Firefox browser icon stands proudly over a fallen Chrome browser icon.
browsers privacy tech

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox (and why you should)

Switching from Chrome to Firefox is a smart move for enhanced privacy and security. Firefox's anti-tracking features, user-friendly setup, and strong privacy settings make it a seamless transition for those concerned about data protection.

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Five logos of desktop browsers focused on privacy. The logos include the following browsers: Firefox, Safari, Epic, Brave, and Tor.
apps browsers privacy tech

Top 5 desktop browsers for privacy

Guarding your online privacy is crucial in the data-driven age. Explore the top 5 privacy-focused browsers, from Safari's anti-fingerprinting to Firefox's customization, to regain control over your digital presence.

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Co-hosting Product Hunt’s Chicago meetup

Bringing Product Hunt's online community offline, Chicago's inaugural meetup brought together makers to share experiences, learn launch tips, and forge connections, navigating communication challenges and fostering unexpected camaraderie.

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A concept of the Apple electric car.
apple ethics tech

Driverless vehicles: The socioeconomic effects and future of autonomous technology

Discover the rise of self-driving cars, their potential benefits, ethical complexities, and the intricate challenges of integrating them into our roads, as the future of transportation takes shape.

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A security lock is being featured publicly on classic TV.
ethics facebook privacy social-media tech

Could transparency lead to security?

Delve into the intricate balance between transparency and security in the age of influencers and online privacy. As society navigates the fine line between personal information sharing and safeguarding, new ethical questions arise, shaping the future of privacy in our interconnected digital era.

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A person crosses out Facebook on their phone.
ethics facebook marketing privacy social-media tech

The dilemma of #DeleteFacebook and why we're trapped

Stuck in Facebook's grasp: Despite wanting to #DeleteFacebook, I'm trapped due to its hold on digital marketing and advertising. Escaping its web is complex, but options like script blocking and alternatives like Vero offer a glimpse of a privacy-centric future.

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