Even the term “native advertising” is an euphemism. In my opinion, this stuff is outright fraud. Why is this still tolerated?
Why haven't those people been chased out of Internet Town with virtual torches and pitchforks?
I've only been here a few months, but I feel like we do a pretty good job all things considered.
I've been on it for a few months and would recommend it.
Tildes prioritizes quality over quantity.
> How to avoid being popular driving it into trash like most other aggregators?
It's currently invite-only to limit its growth and keep its userbase from being polluted. Later, a trust system will be added for active and trusted users to help moderate it. When it gets opened to the public, it might also limit signups to prevent overwhelming floods of users taking over.
Also see https://docs.tildes.net/overall-goals.
/r/funny may be a shitshow; /r/askhistorians probably is okay.
The front page of reddit is now nothing but images and videos, or self posts.
I clearly remember when reddit was mostly aggregated long form text content. I won't state that that's always better, but you can't find it hardly ANYWHERE on reddit today without logging in and selecting subreddits.
I think a fundamental problem with user ranked sites is that as the population grows, the very nature of the most popular posts is that they appeal to all of that broad population. I find this often means the content is... drivel. It's that 3 second feel good item, or that 5 minute rant. It's never content that requires time to digest and might challenge your assumptions or world views.
...I think I blocked 200+ blocked subreddits my feed is still all pictures and videos. Even checking now, there are only two text posts on my r/all: r/AskReddit and r/NoStupidQuestions.
Really frustrating. Also, searching self:yes doesn't seem to work for me, I think it was deprecated?
It used to be easy to block ads when they were simple banner ads. Nowadays, these ads are injected directly into the newsfeeds of these newspapers.
Media is so mutated by technology, and unrepentantly and blatantly biased, that we’ve reached a point of inversion where technology now more frequently obscures information, instead of surfacing it.
It’s funny that we’re reaching a moment where a tool invented to solve a problem plays an active role in creating the problem. Initially we solved informtion overload with search indexing, but it’s not about overload anymore. Now it’s about poisoning all sources.
There's no clear evidence that the media was better before the internet. If anything, the internet has connected people together so that they can realize that the media isn't working for them.
And that's with adblock enabled. Now I don't mind being targeted with relevant stuff when it's appropriate, but when I'm looking for DIY tutorials, the last thing I want is sponsored content peddling cheaply made Chinese goods to me.
Basically, you follow topics and it sends you relevant material that has been vetted. You can get it on a monthly, weeekly, daily, or real-time basis.
Overall, I think this is essentially the “end” (if there ever was a beginning) of an informed population.
It works extremely well, and some of our data sources include hacker news and reddit.
As such you can see it in action:
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