"However, this does not mean that you need to cut yourself off from the rest of the world and this form of localism should not be misunderstood for a hipsterist and reactionary form of escapism. Instead, such an approach is quite the opposite as it provides a possibility to actively engage with societal issues. "

I think you'll find that almost every localist tactic dismissed as "hipster" ...
"provides a possibility to actively engage with societal issues"

... and dismissing it as "reactionary" is a PR tactic by those whose financial interests are threatened by DIY ( or 'decommodification') and community supply chains.

Didn't read it, but their use of "reactionary" paired with "hipster" is bizarre. Reactionaries are conservatives who largely tend to be unsocial -- quite the opposite of hipsters. Even in their niche usage, #Facebook & privacy abuse is the status quo. Avoiding surveillance capitalism is not reactionary -- it's actually change-seeking progressivism to pimp privacy.

@aktivismoEstasMiaLuo @strypey Oh, it is difficult to avoid #Facebook due to a pressure by friends, coworkers etc.

Sure, just like its hard to convince people to use public transport when it's "normal" to drive. Try showing them this:

... possibly followed up with this:

@strypey @gamliel It's your job to pressure FB users. To interact w/ppl on FB is to be an enabler. One person leaving FB entirely somewhat powerful, b/c they then have to reach out to you seperately when making an announcement. They are forced to consider the merit of FB each time. @strypey's links are good but note that it's stallman.org/facebook.html (the trailing slash breaks it)

@aktivismoEstasMiaLuo @strypey "It's your job to pressure FB users". Excuse me, it is naive. If one spits onto the socium, the socium does not sight it. It socium spits onto one, the one drowns.

I installed the "Facebook Container" extension.

#socium #privacy #social #Facebook #browser #Mozilla #Firefox #extension #container #software #freesoftware #FOSS #FLOSS

@gamliel @strypey Are you a free man? Or are you a pushover? It's naive to think your actions can't make a difference. Do you also neglect to vote in elections b/c you're smaller than the population?

@strypey @gamliel You are working against your own interests when you give in to groupthink (wisegeek.com/what-is-groupthin). I had to work with a group of #Facebook users, & b/c I cannot be coerced to do something unethical, I refused to use FB. Their approach was broken. They had to beak their model & get msgs to me seperately.

@gamliel @strypey The group I was working with then conceded to use Wire instead of FB for communication. It worked b/c I did not underestimate my power as a sole individual.


I had the same experience, refused to use FB since 2010 and finally got some of my family to start using . In hindsight, I wish I'd chosen , since Wire have recently set up a US branch to take , and deprioritized their server<>
server federation plans. @aktivismoEstasMiaLuo @gamliel

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