# Social(?) Media

Internet cancer
Saturday, August 6, 2022

I keep telling people not to use 2FA when the second factor is a telephonenumber.

Well, Twitter just demonstrated why that’s a bad idea by exposing 5.4 million accounts. Phishing, Grand parent scam, SIM swap, … tons of fun to be had on a industrial level.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Those who don’t take privacy serious because they have nothing to hide are usually the first to lament, when their elderly relatives fall for the latest grandparent scam.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Isn’t it lovely, how social media always markets itself as the spearhead of free speech, while at the same time giving users voting tools to bury anything that’s not echoing the popular opinion of the platform in question?

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Preventing developer burnout: it is OK for your open source project not to have a public bug tracker

A bit of perspective about platforms, choosing beggars and psychological manipulation. There's also a sneaky sixty four thousand dollar question at the end to flash your mind.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Dear Santa, this year, I wish for world peace and a pony Facebook and Twitter to shut down.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

So, why is Facebook really renaming itself to Meta?

Funny how so few people seem to see what game the company is actually playing.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

So, the revelation of the week is that Facebook curates the newsfeed to confront users with as much hate as possible, as this makes them stay on the platform longer and increases ad revenue. Surprise! From this, the conclusion arises that the company is threatening democracy, which is a totally bad thing, we should all be pissed about.

Don’t know about you guys, but my conclusion would have been that, I, as a Facebook user, despite all warnings from privacy advocates and against all reason, disclosed way too much personal information about myself, thus enabling the data kraken to waste huge quantities of my life by triggering me with upsetting things, I can’t won’t do anything about anyway.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

I keep wondering why people think it would be a good idea to break up Facebook. A breakup is an action taken by a cartel office to (re)establish competition. A lack of competition isn’t the problem, the whole business model is!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Hm, just saw the first episode of Marvel’s new “What If…” Series. Is it any good? Well depends. If you are a feminist, it’ll probably give you multiple orgasms. If you happen to have a working brain, you’ll only realize that they simply sold you the MCU “Captain America” Storyline again, condensed it to half an hour and made the main character female in an obvious attempt to rope fangirls into promoting yet another lame rehash on social media.

(What if… they actually told you a completely fresh story in one of those super hero movies?)

Monday, February 22, 2021

Clarification: Mastodon is bound to fail

My last post seems to have caused a few misunderstands.