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Limits and risks of "data as money"

In May 2018 (*), while discussing alternatives to Facebook and similar services, I also criticized the whole general idea of ​​”using one’s own data as a currency”.

There is NO free speech inside Facebook

There is NO free speech inside Facebook /img/no-free-speech-on-facebook.png

A few weeks ago, one of my Facebook contacts, whom I’ll call “Jane”, complained on her wall that Facebook had blocked one of her posts. Facebook and free speech myths ensued.

Mastodon, or: Can Nazi use Free as in Freedom Software?

Short answer: yes, they can. Regardless of what some websites are saying. Mastodon is “an alternative to Twitter”. Mashable just wrote that: “Mastodon.. in many ways it’s like Twitter, but it is also so not like Twitter… What makes it stand out?