Saturday, June 24, 2023

Reddit's enshittification?

I don't agree with every word of the original post, Tiktok's enshittification by Cory Doctorow. 

This process, however, does seem inevitable when a company tries to serve both advertisers and end-users simultaneously. When push comes to shove it's more important to serve the advertisers who are paying money than the end-users.

I tend to think that platform revolts (i.e. Twitter, Reddit) are overblown in the short-term (what suitable replacement will those users migrate to?) though point to changes coming in the long-term.