@jwildeboer Already a few months ago I have started trying to actively boycott those crappy sites; unfortunately I still occasionally fall into the trap of clicking a link to them, and it angers me.
@jwildeboer what happens when you click that Reader button on the Upper left corner?
@hirojin on mobile, it helps. But on the desktop it’s a different story.
@jwildeboer how so?
@hirojin due to my config with ublock etc typically the pictures don’t load as they are full of nasty trackers, cookies etc.
@jwildeboer i… did not know *that*
@jwildeboer Yes ! Go on Plume and WriteFreely instead ! :)
..I wonder if I should start blocking first-party cookies by default.
@jwildeboer what should we use instead? I'm about to post something but currently do not have a personal blog
@jwildeboer Why do so many people use Medium in the first place? It doesn't seem that appealing to me.
@jwildeboer I agree. Why don't people just self host? It is not even difficult these days.
@jwildeboer this is such a good representation of the modern web. Three different overlays that hide the whole article, that you have to close if you want to read it.
All blog writers:
PLEASE SELF HOST
I find a text-only browser useful for things like that...
I've never heard of that before.
@jwildeboer I hate this stuff. For this reason I've never posted on Medium, and try to avoid reading on there too - unless I get tricked into clicking a link I didn't know was hosted by them.
*bring back blogs*
Really they aren't any harder to set up than a medium account with things like hosted WordPress etc
@jwildeboer One of the most awful sites ever, It amazes me how many people use it.
Same sentiment here. I’ve stopped going to Medium. It’s a ‘platform’ people choose for one reason only: insta-audience. That’s Medium’s offer, built-in audience and certain follows. It works so well writers don’t even have to be ‘good’. It’s twitter for blog-form.
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