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  4. 10
      _includes/contribute.html
  5. 4
      _includes/draft.html
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      _includes/edit.html
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      _includes/head.html
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      _includes/l10n.html
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      _includes/nav.html
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      _layouts/page.html
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      humans.txt
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      pages/Contribute.md
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      pages/Development roadmap.md
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concurrent-ruby (~> 1.0, >= 1.0.2)
i18n (>= 1.6, < 2)
minitest (>= 5.1)
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<div class="red mobile banner box">
{% if page.lang == 'it' %}Lo so, il tasto per aprire il menu non funziona. Purtroppo è un problema piuttosto complicato da risolvere per me, ci metterò un po' a capire come fare. Intanto, in alternativa, potete usare la <a href="https://www.iphoneitalia.com/visualizzare-sito-desktop-iphone" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">modalità desktop</a>.{% else %}I know, the menu button ain't working. I'll fix this ASAP, in the meanwhile try using desktop mode.{% endif %}
</div>

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_includes/contribute.html

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<div class="row">
<div class="blue box">
🤔
{% if page.lang == 'it' %}
Ciò che è scritto in questa pagina ti lascia perplesso, contrariato, o ti sembra manchi qualcosa? Se la risposta è affermativa, sarebbe favoloso se potessi <a href="/contribuisci" target="_blank" title="Contribuisci">contribuire</a> per migliorarne i contenuti 📈!
{% else %}
What is written in this page left you puzzled, vexed, or you feel something is missing? If the answer is affirmative, you really should <a href="/contribute" rel="noener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">contribute</a> and make it better 📈!
{% endif %}
</div>
</div>

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_includes/draft.html

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<div class="banner red box">
<h3>🚧 {% if page.lang == 'it' %}Lavori in corso{% else %}Work in progress{% endif %} 🏗</h3>
{% if page.lang == 'it' %}
Il contenuto di questa pagina non è completo; tutti gli articoli e le note in sospeso sono contraddistinte dal tag <a href="/tags#draft" title="tutte le bozze"><em>draft</em></a>
Il contenuto di questa pagina non è completo; non fare affidamento totale a quanto scritto.
{% else %}
Content of this page is not complete: unfinished notes and articles are tagged with <a href="/tags#draft" title="all of the pages tagged “draft”"><em>draft</em></a> tag
Content of this page is not complete; don't rely on its content.
{% endif %}
</div>
</div>

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_includes/edit.html

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<div class="row">
<p class="center"><a href="https://www.github.com/{{ site.github_username }}/{{ site.git_repository }}/blob/master/{{ page.path | uri_escape }}" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">{% if page.lang == 'it' %}suggerisci modifica o correzione{% else %}suggest edit{% endif %}</a></p>
</div>
<p class="center"><a href="https://www.github.com/{{ site.github_username }}/{{ site.git_repository }}/blob/main/{{ page.path | uri_escape }}" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" title="{% if page.lang == 'it' %}Modifica questa pagina su{% else %}Edit this page on{% endif %} GitHub">{% if page.lang == 'it' %}modifica questa pagina{% else %}edit this page{% endif %}</a></p>
</div>

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_includes/footer.html

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<footer>
<div class="row">
<p>This website was created by <a href="https://tommi.space/about" target="_blank" title="About Tommi">Tommi</a> with ❤️ and commitment.</p>
<p>{% if page.lang == 'it' %}Questo sito è stato ideato e creato da <a href="https://tommi.space/about" target="_blank" title="About Tommi">Tommi</a> con ❤️ e impegno.{% else %}This website was created by <a href="https://tommi.space/about" target="_blank" title="About Tommi">Tommi</a> with ❤️ and commitment.{% endif %}</p>
</div>
<div class="flex row">
<script src="https://liberapay.com/tommi/widgets/button.js"></script>
<noscript><a href="https://liberapay.com/tommi/donate"><img alt="Donate using Liberapay" src="https://liberapay.com/assets/widgets/donate.svg" /><a></noscript>
<a href="{% if page.lang == 'it' %}https://it.liberapay.com/tommi/donate{% else %}https://liberapay.com/tommi/donate{% endif %}" title="Donate to Tommi using Liberapay">
<img alt="Donate using Liberapay" src="https://liberapay.com/assets/widgets/donate.svg" />
</a>
<!-- <a class="newsletter written button" href="http://eepurl.com/haXMp5" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">{% if page.lang == 'it' %}Iscriviti alla newsletter{% else %}Subscribe to newsletter{% endif %}</a> -->
<div class="h-card button-box" id="social-box">

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_includes/head.html

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<meta name="color-scheme" content="dark light">
{% seo %}
<meta name="google-site-verification" content="sxVceyjRiCaE1x9E61DCYDwoo_EOlHNfBzdL1gLBio4" />
<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="{% if page.lang == 'it'%}Blog{% else %}Updates feed{% endif %}" href="/feed.xml" />

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{% if page.lang == 'it' %}
Il contenuto di questa pagina non è stato completamente tradotto; tutti gli articoli e le note con traduzione in sospeso sono contraddistinte dal tag <a href="/development-roadmap#l10n" title="tutte le traduzioni in corso"><em>l10n</em></a>.<br />Per visualizzare il contenuto aggiornato, <a {% for p in site.pages %}{% if p.ref == page.ref and p.lang == 'en' %}href="{{ p.url }}" title="{{ p.title }}"{% endif %}{% endfor %}>visualizza questa pagina in inglese</a>
{% else %}
Content of this page is not complete: unfinished notes and articles are tagged with <a href="/tags#draft" title="all of the pages tagged “draft”"><em>draft</em></a> tag
Content of this page is not complete.
{% endif %}
</div>
</div>
</div>

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<section id="nav" class="nav">
<div id="home">
<a href="{% if page.lang == 'it' %}/it/home{% else %}/home{% endif %}" title="home">Quit Social Media</a>
<a href="{% if page.lang == 'it' %}/it/home{% else %}/home{% endif %}" title="Home">Quit Social Media</a>
</div>
<nav>
<a class="nav-mobile" href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="navtoggle()"><span></span></a>
<ul class="nav-list">
<li>{% if page.lang == 'it' %}<a href="/info">Info{% else %}<a href="/about">About{% endif %}</a></li>
<li>{% if page.lang == 'it' %}<a href="/perché">Perché{% else %}<a href="/why">Why{% endif %}</a></li>
<li>{% if page.lang == 'it' %}<a href="/percorso">Percorso{% else %}<a href="/path">Path{% endif %}</a></li>
<li>{% if page.lang == 'it' %}<a href="/soluzioni">Soluzioni{% else %}<a href="/solutions">Solutions{% endif %}</a></li>
<li><a href="{% if page.lang == 'it' %}/domande{% else %}/faq{% endif %}">FAQ</a></li>
<li>{% if page.lang == 'it' %}<a href="/info" title="Informazioni su questo sito">Info{% else %}<a href="/about">About{% endif %}</a></li>
<li>{% if page.lang == 'it' %}<a href="/perché" title="Perché">Perché{% else %}<a href="/why">Why{% endif %}</a></li>
<li>{% if page.lang == 'it' %}<a href="/percorso" title="Percorso">Percorso{% else %}<a href="/path">Path{% endif %}</a></li>
<li>{% if page.lang == 'it' %}<a href="/soluzioni" title="Soluzioni">Soluzioni{% else %}<a href="/solutions" title="Solutions and alternatives">Solutions{% endif %}</a></li>
<li><a href="{% if page.lang == 'it' %}/domande{% else %}/faq{% endif %}" title="Objections and Replies">FAQ</a></li>
{% unless page.ref == nil %}
<li id="language-selector" class="dropdown"><a onclick="langdropdown()" href="#!" title="language selector">🌏</a>
<li id="language-selector" class="dropdown"><a onclick="langdropdown()" href="#!" title="language selector">&ensp;🌏</a>
<ul class="dropdown-content">
{% for cosa in site.pages %}
{% if cosa.ref == page.ref %}
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</ul>
</li>
{% endunless %}
</ul>
</ul>
</nav>
</section>
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x.className = "dropdown";
}
}
</script>
</script>

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<div class="one column">
<div class="row page-header">
<h1>{{ page.title }}</h1>
<p>{{ page.description }}</p>
<p>{{ page.description | markdownify }}</p>
</div>
{% if page.toc == true %}

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---
---
/* TEAM */
Author: Tommi
Contact: tommi@quitsocialmedia.club
Mastodon: @xplosionmind@mastodon.online
Location: Italy
/* SITE */
Last update: {{ site.last_modified_at }}
Standards: HTML5, CSS3, pure JavaScript (the latter used in very few cases)
Components: none
Software: Jekyll

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pages/Contribute.md

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permalink: /contribute
ref: contribute
description: "If you think this website is useful, insightful, necessary and/or important, you should consider contributing to make it even better!"
redirect_from: ["/contribution", "/contribution-guide", "/contrib", "/contribuisci"]
redirect_from: ["/contribution", "/contribution-guide", "/contrib"]
layout: page
---
There are several ways to contribute to this website, and any of it is very much appreciated.
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- [**Translate**](/l10n "Localization page") the website's content
- **Add knowledge**: suggest videos, talks, researches, articles, etc.
- **Improve content**: fix typos, suggest better ways to explain things, report incorrect data or unreliable sources
- Tommi is a student, he has no income and nevertheless he spent months [studying](/why "Why") the topic, developing the idea, building this website, and curating its content. You might consider **[making a donation](https://liberapay.com/tommi/donate "Make a donation through Liberapay")** for the time he devoted to quitsocialmedia.club.
- [Tommi](https://tommi.space "Tommi's personal website") is a student, he has no income and nevertheless he spent months [studying](/why "Why") the topic, developing the idea, building this website, and curating its content. You might consider **[making a donation](https://liberapay.com/tommi/donate "Make a donation through Liberapay")** for the time he devoted to quitsocialmedia.club.

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pages/Development roadmap.md

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---
title: Development roadmap
title: Development
layout: page
title: Development roadmap
permalink: /development-roadmap
redirect_from: ["/dev-roadmap", "/dev", "/dev-path", "/development"]
permalink: /development
redirect_from: ["/dev-roadmap", "/dev", "/dev-path", "/development-roadmap"]
description: "Technical stuff to do"
---
My personal roadmap to Internet Freedom is [here](https://tommi.space/internet-freedom-roadmap "Path to Internet Freedom - tommi.space")
{:.box}
<div>
My personal roadmap to Internet Freedom, where <q>quitting Social Media</q> is at the top of the list, can be found <a href="https://tommi.space/path-to-internet-freedom" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Tommi's path to Internet Freedom">here</a>.
</div>
More detailed data in the <a href="/notes" title="Notes page">notes</a>
{:.blue .box}
<div class="blue box">
More detailed data in the <a href="https://tommi.space/qsm" title="Notes on quitsocialmedia.club">notes</a>
</div>
<br>
<br>
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<li><a href="{{ p.url }}" title="{{ p.title }}">{{ p.title }}</a></li>
{%- endif -%}
{%- endfor -%}
</ul>
</ul>

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pages/FAQ.md

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description: "As most of writers do, I sent an early preview of this website to friends and people I admire to share their impressions. In a philosopher-like style, I address some of their objections and questions in this page."
toc: true
---
## Coherence
- *It's incoherent: you are promoting [quitsocialmedia.club](/) **on** social media. If you promote the idea of abandoning social media and you use them to share your perspective, you go against the very idea of quitting them!*
Not quite so. Think about this: if I love the strawberry flavour of the ice cream, I won't speak about how much strawberries are delicious with a friend who is eating a strawberry ice cream, I'll try to let my friend who is eating a chocolate ice cream taste a spoon of my strawberry one. Similarly, it makes no sense to quit Social Media and share this choice *off* social media: people who may quit are the ones who didn't quit yet, and, guess what, they can be reached by social media exclusively, since there is no other valid alternative.
This apparently incoherent decision conceals in itself one of the very reasons of quitting: you have no way (or if you do, it's very unlikely) of being noticed or reaching some audience unless it's done through those platforms.
- *If you quit social media, you should quit *all* social media*. Why do you consider only the big platforms?
Mainly, because the vast majority of the problems derives from the fact that the most famous social media are owned by corporations which make profit by managing unethically their platforms. Strictly speaking, by definition social media are not something which is mainly bad, and as a shorthand it's quicker to consider “Social Media” as “Social Media owned by for-profit companies that make money from activities users do for free”, even if it's not exactly so.
Please refer to [what](/what) for further info.
<br>
## Name
- *Why *Quit Social Media* and not *Tommi quits Social Media*?*
- *Why <cite>Quit Social Media</cite> and not <cite>Tommi quits Social Media</cite>?*
- *Why the `.club` domain?*
Even if I somewhat already answered these questions in the [About page](/about "About - quitsocialmedia.club"), it's important to specify that I did not want to build a whole website to explain why *I* quit Social Media, or I would've done this on [my personal website](https://tommi.space "tommi.space"); I couldn't find a comprehensive list of [why](/why "Why Quit Social Media") Social Media are bad anywhere on the web: there were articles (which I linked), videos and papers, but they all focused on very few points, never providing the whole picture. Since making this website has been a stressful, long and intense work, I believe it's not about me or my personal reasons for quitting, but it extensively covers all of the possible negative arguments which would make someone quit.\
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- *Do you want everybody in the world to quit Social Media?*
I don’t expect for this website to become viral, but, deep inside me, I strongly hope so. Please help me by [sharing this](/share "Share")!
<br>

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pages/L01-Learn.md

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ref: learn
level: "1"
nextlevel: "2"
description: "<strong>Level 1</strong>: learn what's wrong with Social Media platform and become more concious"
description: "Learn what's wrong with Social Media platform and become more concious"
layout: level
---
Before taking action, you should learn the most you can about Social Media, and you should [grasp the purpose](/why) of quitting.
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Some content to start from:
- Watch **[*The Social Dilemma*](https://thesocialdilemma.com)** for a general overview
- Read [*Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts*](http://jaronlanier.com/tenarguments.html) by the legendary [**Jaron Lanier**](http://jaronlanier.com/general.html); [here](https://tommi.space/lanier-social-media-notes) you can read notes and quotes selected by Tommi
- by Jaron Lanier
- Watch **[*The Social Dilemma*](https://thesocialdilemma.com "The Social Dilemma")** for a general overview
- Read [*Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts*](http://jaronlanier.com/tenarguments.html "Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts") by the legendary [**Jaron Lanier**](http://jaronlanier.com/general.html "Jaron Lanier official website"); [here](https://tommi.space/lanier-social-media-notes "Notes on “Ten Arguments”") you can read notes and quotes selected by Tommi

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---
title: Localization
permalink: /l10n
ref: l10n
description: "Localization and translation insights and guidelines"
layout: page
---
Localizing a content means translating it in another language to make it available to a broader public. If you'd like to do it, first of all thank you very much, secondly, there are a few things you need to know.
If you want to translate this website, don't skip this page content: please **read carefully** the list below
{:.red .box}
<div class="red box">
If you want to translate this website, don't skip this page content: please <strong>read carefully</strong> the list below
</div>
- You should have an complete understanding of English, since…
- …all of the content has to be translated **from English only**; for example, if you want to translate a page in French and you are proficient in Italian and French, you shouldn't translate it from Italian to French, but <u>from English to French</u>: **pages in English are the ones you should refer to** when translating. Also: the first pages to be updated with better content and new data are the ones in English; you don't want to risk to translate an outdated version of the page.
- You should be familiar with [GitHub](https://github.com) and [Jekyll](https://jekyllrb.com/)
- It might be helpful to know how [git](https://git-scm.com/) works
- Before translating anything, you have to change the [**wrapper layout** file](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quit-social-media/blob/master/_layouts/wrapper.html) by adding a condition for the language your translating to, like this: `{% raw %}{% elsif page.lang == 'page-lang' %}{% endraw %}`, where `page-lang` stands for the [language code](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes) of the language you're translating to.
- You should be familiar with [GitHub](https://github.com "GitHub") and [Jekyll](https://jekyllrb.com/ "Jekyll")
- It might be helpful to know how [git](https://git-scm.com/ "git") works
- Before translating anything, you have to change the [**wrapper layout** file](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quitsocialmedia.club/blob/main/_layouts/wrapper.html) by adding a condition for the language your translating to, like this: `{% raw %}{% elsif page.lang == 'page-lang' %}{% endraw %}`, where `page-lang` stands for the [language code](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes "“ISO 639-1 codes„ on Wikipedia") of the language you're translating to.
- Another important thing to do before translating pages, is to add the language you're translating to in the **`index.html`** file, which allows to select the website language before getting in.
- The translation priority has the following order:
1. The [`_includes` pages](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quit-social-media/tree/master/_includes) (header, footer, dialogs). NOTE: translations in includes have to be inserted as `{% raw %}{% elsif %}{% endraw %}` tags, thus they should be like this `{% raw %}{% elsif page.lang == 'page-lang' %}{% endraw %}`, where `page-lang` stands for the [language code](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes) of the language you're translating to.
1. The main pages, which are:
1. [Homepage](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quit-social-media/blob/master/pages/home.html)
1. [Why page](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quit-social-media/blob/master/pages/Why.md)
1. [About page](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quit-social-media/blob/master/pages/About.md)
1. [Act page](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quit-social-media/blob/master/pages/Act.md)
1. [Path page](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quit-social-media/blob/master/pages/Path.md)
1. [Quick page](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quit-social-media/blob/master/pages/Quick.md)
- All English pages are located in the [`pages` folder](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quit-social-media/tree/master/pages); when you're adding a translated page, place it in a subfolder named after the [language code](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes). For example, all pages in Italian have the following path: [`/pages/it/`](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quit-social-media/tree/master/pages/it). In order to make it quicker and easier to find a file in a folder, don't translate the
- All pages contain a [front matter](https://jekyllrb.com/docs/front-matter/) attribute called **`ref`**. Please copy and paste it in the translated page to make it appear among the available page translations in the language menu.
1. The [`_includes` pages](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quitsocialmedia.club/tree/main/_includes "“_includes” folder on GitHub") (header, footer, dialogs). NOTE: translations in includes have to be inserted as `{% raw %}{% elsif %}{% endraw %}` tags, thus they should be like this `{% raw %}{% elsif page.lang == 'page-lang' %}{% endraw %}`, where `page-lang` stands for the [language code](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes "“ISO 639-1 codes„ on Wikipedia") of the language you're translating to.
1. The main pages, which are:
1. [Homepage](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quitsocialmedia.club/blob/main/pages/home.html "Homepage on GitHub")
1. [Why page](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quitsocialmedia.club/blob/main/pages/Why.md "Why page on GitHub")
1. [About page](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quitsocialmedia.club/blob/main/pages/About.md "About page on GitHub")
1. [Path page](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quitsocialmedia.club/blob/main/pages/Path.md "Path page on GitHub")
1. [Quick page](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quitsocialmedia.club/blob/main/pages/Quick.md "Quick page on GitHub")
1. [FAQ page](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quitsocialmedia.club/blob/main/pages/FAQ.md "FAQ page on GitHub")
- All English pages are located in the [`pages` folder](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quitsocialmedia.club/tree/main/pages "“pages” folder on GitHub"); when you're adding a translated page, place it in a subfolder named after the [language code](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes "“ISO 639-1 codes„ on Wikipedia"). For example, all pages in Italian have the following path: [`/pages/it/`](https://github.com/xplosionmind/quitsocialmedia.club/tree/main/pages/it). In order to make it quicker and easier to find a file in a folder, don't translate the
- All pages contain a [front matter](https://jekyllrb.com/docs/front-matter/ "Front matter explanation on Jekyll documentation website") attribute called **`ref`**. Please copy and paste it in the translated page to make it appear among the available page translations in the language menu.
- All localized pages' permalink should correspond to its localized title; for example, the permalink of the Path page is `/path`, its correspondent page in Italian has `Percorso` as its title, so `/percorso` is its permalink.
- All the links to resources are in English, but if you know content in the language you're translating to which is related or similar to the English links, **feel free to add or replace them**, but **take it up in a pull request comment**, so that the localized link can be verified.
- Before committing the changes and opening a pull request:
1. **Update all the links** in all the pages, to match the permalink of the localized page.
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---
aliases: ["QSM", "Quit Social Media"]
permalink: /notes
redirect_from: ["/quit-social-media", "/qsm-notes", "/quit-social-media-notes", "/appunti"]
---
<div class="red box">
Content in this page are random, pretty messed up and both in English and Italian, since these are quick notes for the website content creation.
</div>
<div class="box">
To-do list, progress status and purposes are tracked on the <a href="/roadmap">Roadmap</a>
</div>
<br>
## Content
- [Cos'è il Free Software](https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.it.html)
- [Differenze fra Free Software e Open Source](https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html)
- hypothes.is tags with language
- [Translate](https://wiki.fsfe.org/TechDocs/Mainpage/Translations) “[What is Free Software](https://fsfe.org/freesoftware/freesoftware.it.html) page in Italian, on <fsfe.org>
- [Snowden Stuff on Wired](https://www.wired.com/tag/edward-snowden/)
- <https://deletefacebook.com>
- <https://mzl.la/unfck>
- <https://indigenous.realize.be>
- <https://humanetech.community>
- <http://datascientia.disi.unitn.it>
- Do we really need to share everything? Does someone who is not interested in communication or media our cinema or art etc really need to share what goes on with our life?
- want to become fabous and be notices? Start writing emails, sending pictures, ask for collaborations
- want to earn money? Invent new ways to monetize your work (Patreon, etc.)
- Add *The Great Hack* alongside *The Social Dilemma*
- ***what*** are social media?
- Ethical ads?
- <https://okuna.io>
- add donate button:
```
<script src="https://liberapay.com/tommi/widgets/button.js"></script>
<noscript><a href="https://liberapay.com/tommi/donate"><img alt="Donate using Liberapay" src="https://liberapay.com/assets/widgets/donate.svg" /><a></noscript>
```
> The present treatise contains everything that I have been able to accomplish in this area. Not that I have attempted to collect here all the different arguments that could be put forward to establish the same results, for this does not seem worthwhile except in cases where no single argument is regarded as sufficiently reliable. What I have done is to take merely the principal and most important arguments and develop them in such a way that I would now venture to put them forward as very certain and evident demonstrations.
<br>
<br>
## Resources
Randomly ordered links to articles, videos, documents, etc. about social media issues
- [Facebook ads Brexit](https://www.ted.com/talks/carole_cadwalladr_facebook_s_role_in_brexit_and_the_threat_to_democracy)
- [Stop Using Facebook website](https://www.stopusingfacebook.co/)
- [time well spent article](https://medium.com/@caseorganic/is-your-product-designed-to-be-calm-cdde5039cca5)
- [Quit Social Media - TED Talk](https://youtu.be/3E7hkPZ-HTk)
- [quitfacebook.org](https://www.quitfacebook.org/)
- [Don Alberto sui social dannosi per i ragazzi](https://youtu.be/aZ2pn0tNoGQ?t=3600)
- [RaiPlay interview to Jaron Lanier](https://www.raiplay.it/video/2019/08/Codice-intervista-esclusiva-a-Jaron-Lanier-pioniere-della-realta-virtuale-98a38fd9-6fa9-46d6-9b49-f9deccc7d1c6.html) (in English)
<br>
## Concept
L’idea è quella di redarre un manifesto che unisca e raccolga tutti i motivi e le questioni per cui i social network così come li conosciamo sono socialmente dannosi e successivamente spingere in ogni modo le persone a firmarlo. Utopisticamente, il fine sarebbe che tutte le persone che hanno firmato il manifesto, una volta raggiunto un (grande) numero stabilito, in massa escano dai social proprietari, creando un vero e proprio movimento indipendente che promuove l’abbandono delle piattaforme brutte, grosse e cattive.
<br>
## Notes from *Ten Arguments for your deleting Social Media accounts*
[Here are](https://tommi.space/lanier-social-media-notes) the notes from the great book by [Jaron Lanier](http://www.jaronlanier.com/), [Ten Arguments for Your Deleting Social Media Accounts - Right Now](http://www.jaronlanier.com/tenarguments.html), which I discovered almost at the end of my journey of writing the [*Quit Social Media Manifesto*](/manifesto), but it explains in a better and more detailed way what I’ve been thinking about for months now.
<br>
<br>
## Arguments
- There's no history, archive or any sort of record for **ads**: posts are visible and invisible, they appear, accomplish their job, and then they vanish immediately, forever.
- what is shown you have no control over what you're shown
- they foster division and polarization
- It's not just a few ads: lies are fostered
```
1. paradosso della libertà di espressione contro il monopolio dei mezzi di comunicazione
2. impatto ambientale
3. ricavi economici ("regalo likes")
4. cenni di privacy (è uno degli argomenti che più sta a cuore alle società digitali del momento: non occorre focalizzarsi su questo)
5. tempo "perso"
6. chi possiede i dati?)
```
<br>
## Random thoughts
- qualcuno si sta accorgendosi di qualcosa dev'essere trattata come una crisi, dovrebbe crescere la consapevolezza, come per l'ambiente
- [Internet Freedom Festival](https://internetfreedomfestival.org/) collab?
- suggerimento di un'alternativa o, comunque, un approccio differente alla condivisione pubblica in rete e non (sito web, eventi)
- come diffondere altrimenti movimenti geniali quali _Fridays For Future_, _le Sardine_, incontri, eventi, concerti?
- Comprensione: come funziona
- sensibilizzare
- discutere
- decentralizzazione
- non più solo mezzo, anche fine
- semplicità vs semplificazione
<br>
## Video spiegazione
- non TUTTI gli argomenti spiegati sono oggettivamente inequivocabilmente sempre veri, ma unendoli insieme emerge piuttosto chiaramente e oggettivamente che c'è un problema, piuttosto grosso.e
- perché
- partire dall'utente
- un luogo che raccolga TUTTI i motivi per cui i social proprietari sono dannosi, sotto ogni punto di vista
- perché di solito la divulgazione è ahtereferenziale, fra persone già interessate o del mestiere, o, semplicemente, nerd. Invece, siccome riguarda tutti, dovrebbe essere comprensibile e accessibile e conosciuto da tutti
- obiettivi
- firmare su change.org per tenere traccia, a 500 000 persone, in massa usciamo
- creare una community che si ritrovi a scegliere di non usare più piattaforme proprietarie
- aziende, imprese, personaggi pubblici, pagine: quando il 60% dei propri followers si sarà spostato su alternative, si eliminerà la pagina.
- alternative
- pro e contro
- fediverse, tutto connesso
- scarsa o assente moderazione o censura
- impossibilità di "promuovere post"
- completa trasparenza
- gestito da non profit o addirittura singoli
- chiunque può contribuire
- imperituri e impossibili da chiudere
- alternativeto.net
- note
- non sono pagato
- non so perfettamente tutto. Ci sono persone che fanno questo da una vita e ancora non sono considerate. Chiunque può contribuire con miglioramenti e correzioni
- ma allora perché condividere e pubblicare questo proprio sui social che si vogliono abbandonare?
- se lo facessi già su piattaforme alternative, non avrebbe senso, perché raggiungerei coloro che già hanno consapevolezza, e non sarebbe nulal di nuovo per loro
- perché dobbiamo usare i social per distruggere i social / perché, su internet, ogni mezzo è lecito per salvare internet
- perché dobbiamo dare un forte segnale e rendere un contenuto virale, cosa difficile se non impossibile su altre piattaforme, poiché non hanno sufficienti utenti
- non "perché?", ma "perché no?"
- non più solo mezzo, anche fine
<br>
<br>
## Advices
- veronica.piccolo@unive.it
<br>
## Preview
Who to share an early beta version of the website
- Carlo Lascialfari
- Lorenzo Ancona
- Vlad
## Share with
- Settime
- Claudio
- Mozilla Italia
- Internet Freedom Festival
- Derek Sivers: `derek@sive.rs`
- Jaron Lanier: `hello@jaronlanier.com`
- Awesome Humane Tech
- Redecentealize +
- Clarice Subiaco (Tlon videocall)
- Salvatore Cotogno (Tlon videocall)
- Erika Barbacelli
- <https://austinhuang.me/reference>
### Communities
- [Humane Tech Community](https://community.humanetech.com/)
- [Disroot Community](https://disroot.org/en/community)
- [Free Software Foundation Europe](https://fsfe.org/contact/contact.en.html)
- [Free Software Foundation Europe Milano](https://t.me/fsfemilano)
- [The Devs](https://thedevs.network/)
- Tlon
<br>
## Collaborations (?)
- Giffoni Film Festival
- Radioimmaginaria
## Press
- Comunicato stampa
- ilpost (Arianna + Sofri)
- codice, RaiPlay
- Press kit (`/press` e `/stampa`)

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<li><strong>Level 0</strong>: <a href="/about" title="About quitsocialmedia.club">about</a> this website and <strong>its <a href="/about#purpose" "Purpose - quitsocialmedia.club">purpose</a></strong></li>
{% for level in site.pages %}
{% if level.level != nil and level.lang == page.lang %}
<li><strong>Level {{ level.level }}</strong>: <a href="{{ level.url }}" target="_blank" title="{{ level.title }}">{{ level.title }}</a> - {{ level.description }}</li>
<li><strong>Level {{ level.level }}</strong>: <a href="{{ level.url }}" target="_blank" title="Level {{ level.level}}: {{ level.title }}">{{ level.title }}</a> - {{ level.description }}</li>
{% endif %}
{% endfor %}
</ul>

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1. This website was created by [Tommi](https://tommi.space "Tommi's personal website") because he felt people should acknowledge that social media aren't **only bad**, but their *cons* strongly overweight their *pro*s and, most importantly, that the individual's actions are the key to improve digital wellbeing and make the internet a healthier place. More in the [about page](/about "About quitsocialmedia.club")
2. The final purpose to [delete your social media accounts](/delete) (duh), but there are some [intermediate steps](/path) which could make your life a lot better
3. If you don't feel like reading, you can get an idea of the importance and relevance of social media issues by watching some talks or documentaries (a mre comprehensive list is in the [*Watch* page](/watch "Watch")):
- [<cite>The Great Hack</cite>](https://www.wikiwand.com/en/The_Great_Hack), a documentary on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and much more.
- Carole Cadwalladr's Ted Talk on [Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy](https://www.ted.com/talks/carole_cadwalladr_facebook_s_role_in_brexit_and_the_threat_to_democracy "Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy, TED Talk")
- [<cite>The Social Dilemma</cite>](https://www.thesocialdilemma.com "The Social Dilemma website"), a documentary on the risks and threats of Social Media
- [<cite>The Great Hack</cite>](https://www.wikiwand.com/en/The_Great_Hack), a documentary on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and much more.
- Carole Cadwalladr's Ted Talk on [Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy](https://www.ted.com/talks/carole_cadwalladr_facebook_s_role_in_brexit_and_the_threat_to_democracy "Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy, TED Talk")
- [<cite>The Social Dilemma</cite>](https://www.thesocialdilemma.com "The Social Dilemma website"), a documentary on the risks and threats of Social Media
4. In short, the key reasons which make Social Media bad are mainly the one above. They are better explained in the [Why page](/why "Why")
- They foster [anger](/why#anger "Anger - Why") and [hate](/why#hate), leading to a [polarization](/why#polarization) of society
- They make [misinformation](/why#misinformation) spread faster
- They make us live in a [bubble](/why#bubble)
- They lower the [quality](/why#quality) of the content, which is less valued than quantity
- They keep us [hooked](/why#addiction) and make us very [distracted](/why#distraction)
- They store a huge amount of [data](/why#data) on us which is used to [understand who we are](/why#profilation) and target us with specific advertisement to influence our behavior and beliefs
- They are [closed](/why#closed) [monopolies](/why#monopolization) and they crush competition, leaving very little choice to enterprises and communicators
- They [standardize](/why#standardization) rules and parameters by making everything look the same
- Everything is built to be [quick](/why#hurry) and rewarding; slow reading and focus are losing their crucial importance
- [They use us](/why#being-used), while we believe we are using them instead.
- They foster [anger](/why#anger "Anger - Why") and [hate](/why#hate), leading to a [polarization](/why#polarization) of society
- They make [misinformation](/why#misinformation) spread faster
- They make us live in a [bubble](/why#bubble)
- They lower the [quality](/why#quality) of the content, which is less valued than quantity
- They keep us [hooked](/why#addiction) and make us very [distracted](/why#distraction)
- They store a huge amount of [data](/why#data) on us which is used to [understand who we are](/why#profilation) and target us with specific advertisement to influence our behavior and beliefs
- They are [closed](/why#closed) [monopolies](/why#monopolization) and they crush competition, leaving very little choice to enterprises and communicators
- They [standardize](/why#standardization) rules and parameters by making everything look the same
- Everything is built to be [quick](/why#hurry) and rewarding; slow reading and focus are losing their crucial importance
- [They use us](/why#being-used), while we believe we are using them instead.

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---
title: Solutions
title: Solutions and alternatives
permalink: /solutions
ref: sol
toc: true
layout: page
redirect_from: ["/sol", "/solution"]
description: "Being “social” without “Social Media” seems impossible. Nevertheless, it's a whole new life, full of surprises, excitement and authenticity, but, above all, <strong>freeedom</strong>. There are a few solutions which make life without Social Media connected and interactive anyway."
tags: l10n
---
## Briefly
@ -18,7 +19,7 @@ The concept is this: to stay up to date, you can subscribe to any website's [RSS
## RSS feed
You may have no idea [what a RSS feed is](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS), or you may recall it as something old and remote. It's a simple tool which keeps you anonymous and isn't owned by anyone, which keeps you anonymous. It has no algorithms and nobody uses watches your actions for [advertising purposes](/why#profilation).
You may have no idea [what a RSS feed is](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS "“RSS” on Wikipedia"), or you may recall it as something old and remote. It's a simple tool which keeps you anonymous, it isn't owned by anyone and it needs no dedicated server to work. It has no algorithms and nobody uses watches your actions for [advertising purposes](/why#profilation).
Some say it's dead because of Social Media, the thing is it's EVERYWHERE instead, we just don't see it. Starting to use it is trivial.
@ -30,12 +31,22 @@ As pointed out in the [about](/about) page, this website isn't meant to explain
- [RSS before Social Media](https://yewtu.be/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU&quality=dash&dark_mode=true&player_style=youtube&subtitles=en), a very interesting YouTube video to watch: it shows how before the diffusion of Social Media RSS really was the best way to stay updated.
- RSS is fundamental in one field in particular: **podcasting**. Anyone who has a podcast publishes it in one place (a podcasting platform or a website) and all of the other podcasting platforms [get new episodes through its RSS feed](https://yewtu.be/TU5zc-u6dhY?t=159).
<br>
### Using Social Media without being on Social Media
It can happen that you end up sad and you miss how much Social Media allowed you to connect with your loved ones in a way you could never replace with other systems, if they don't want to follow you in abandoning those platforms. It's understandable, even if the ideal solution would be if you all quit. Nevertheless, as always, there's a very smart and useful workaround, a tool which allows you to <u>convert Social Media timelines in RSS feeds</u>.
Tools like that are actually more than one, but the most famous and developed one is [RSS-Bridge](https://github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-bridge "RSS-Bridge on GitHub").
You are welcome to test and use the RSS-Bridge instance I host on my server by visiting <https://rss-bridge.tommi.space>. (mantaining and renting a server is no cheap matter. I am happy of offering my RSS-Bridge, nonetheless, if you started using it a lot, [a symbolic contribution](https://it.liberapay.com/tommi/donate "Dona a Tommi su Liberapay") would really help me).
<br>
<br>
## Alternatives
We already covered [the reasons](/why "Why") why Social Media platforms as we know them are bad. Nevertheless, there are plenty of platforms which solve some if not most of Social Media greatest issues. The most important features which all of them share that are worth noting is that they have **no ads**, user data collected is **the minimum** needed to make the service work, and they are open source: they will never die.
We already covered [the reasons](/why "Why") why Social Media platforms as we know them are bad. Nevertheless, there are plenty of platforms which solve most, if not all, of Social Media greatest issues. The key features which all of them share is that they have **no ads**, user data collected are **the minimum** needed to make the service work, and they are open source: they will never die. Furthermore, since the software is open and anyone can use it, there are several different instances
All of these platforms are free not only to subscribe to, but also to actually use! Anyone could take the code and install it on her/his own server. Imagine having a whole Facebook, completely owned by you. How cool would it be?
@ -44,7 +55,15 @@ All of these platforms are free not only to subscribe to, but also to actually u
- [Friendica](https://friendi.ca "Friendica official website") it something like Facebook.
- [PeerTube](https://joinpeertube.org "PeerTube") is a great paltform built by the French Framasoft. As the name suggests, it's like YouTube, but it relies on peer-to-peer video sharing to avoid stressing the servers which host the existing instances.
The most awesome thing is that all of these platforms are connected among each other: I can follof from my mastodon account someone on PixelFed, as well as a PeerTube channel. This is possible because these healthier alternative Social Media platforms are based on the same protocol, [ActivityPub](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActivityPub "ActivityPub on Wikipedia"). Thanks to this federation, all of these platforms can interact with each other and together they composed what is wonderfully called the [*Fediverse*](https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Fediverse "Fediverse on Wikipedia") (which stands for *Federated (Social Media) Universe*)
The most awesome thing is that all of these platforms are connected among each other: I can follof from my mastodon account someone on PixelFed, as well as a PeerTube channel. This is possible because these healthier alternative Social Media platforms are based on the same protocol, [ActivityPub](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActivityPub "“ActivityPub„ on Wikipedia"). Thanks to this federation, all of these platforms can interact with each other and together they composed what is wonderfully called the [*Fediverse*](https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Fediverse "“Fediverse„ on Wikipedia") (which stands for *Federated (Social Media) Universe*)
## Run your own
Run your own social networking platform! It's awesome and, in the end, it's not so hard. About this topic, everything is perfectly explained in [runyourown.social](https://runyourown.social "Run Your Own Social"); once you get to the end of that quite long (yet super interesting and insightful) page, you'll want nothing more than starting your own platform.
<div class="blue box">
<strong>Note</strong>: one thing which has to be pointed out in advance is that running your own social <u>does not mean</u> at all that you have to build one from scratch or that it will be “yet another social media platform” where the user base is so tiny that the social platform itself is useless. Instead, one of the most awesome features of running your own social is that your platform can connect to all of the other Fediverse platforms in the world, hence making your potential connections everything but limited!
</div>
<br>
<br>
@ -70,4 +89,4 @@ You may start a newsletter or record a podcast, they're very popular these days!
<br>
Regardless of what you decide to do, you can start enjoying your freedom from Social Media.\
At first, it's going to be quite hard, but on the long run it's going to be a great gain!
At first, it's going to be quite hard, but on the long run it's going to be a great gain!

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---
title: What are Social Media?
permalink: /what
ref: what
layout: page
redirect_from: ["/what-social", "/what-are-social-media"]
description: "This website is about quitting Social Media, we got that. But *what* does a Social Medium actually is? Here, we aren't speaking of ***all*** Social Media platforms, but only some of them."
---
The first few rows of the entry “[Social Media](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media "“Social Media„ on Wikipedia")„ on Wikipedia recite the following words:
<blockquote>
<p>Social media are interactive digitally-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation or sharing/exchange of information, ideas, career interests, and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.<br />
While challenges to the definition of social media arise due to the broad variety of stand-alone and built-in social-media services currently available, there are some common features:<br /><br />
<b>1.</b> Social media are interactive Web 2.0 Internet-based applications.<br />
<b>2.</b> User-generated content—such as text posts or comments, digital photos or videos, and data generated through all online interactions—is the lifeblood of social media.<br />
<b>3.</b> Users create service-specific profiles for the website or app that are designed and maintained by the social-media organization.<br />
<b>4.</b> Social media facilitate the development of online social networks by connecting a user's profile with those of other individuals or groups.<br /></p>
</blockquote>
If we blindly and strictly followed the definition above, by quitting Social Media we would quit most of the platforms which populate the internet altogether.
Nevertheless, it is not quite so. This website focuses on **some** Social Media, specifically, we may affirm that here we focus on the **worst** ones, this is to say the ones whose negative aspects prevail over the positive ones.
Unfortunately, there is no easy term or definition to demarcate which Social Media platforms are included or not in the points made by this website; as a shorthand, to avoid over-complicating the matter—which is very subtle and complicate by itself— we will be calling “Social Media” the platforms most of the inhabitants of planet Earth would think about immediately after reading or hearing those two words, even if it's not completely correct.
By “Social Media”, we mean Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram, but, even if they are the main ones, it must be aknowledge that there is a great number of other little or even tiny ones which are no better than the ones formerly written.
So, which platforms should be abandoned and which ones not?
The answer is not definite and clear, but it's easy to have an idea of how bad a networking platform is by confronting the [Why](/why) page with the Privacy Policy of the service you are interested in.

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## Hate
Strictly connected with [anger](#anger). When you get angry, you do something about it. This is exactly what Social Media platforms wait for. It doesn't matter how much the debate is fired up, as long as you're interacting a lot, it's good. The problem is you get more hateful: you can't discuss with people who have a different idea without judging them. Social Media allow us to report content which contains hate or insults, but one thing which can't be reported are **emotions**.
Strictly connected with [anger](#anger "Anger"). When you get angry, you do something about it. This is exactly what Social Media platforms wait for. It doesn't matter how much the debate is fired up, as long as you're interacting a lot, it's good. The problem is you get more hateful: you can't discuss with people who have a different idea without judging them.
Social Media allow us to report content which contains hate or insults, but one thing which can't be reported are **emotions**.
<br>
<br>
@ -36,7 +37,7 @@ It goes without saying that hateful speech and anger lead to a strong polarizati
## Misinformation
This is one of the key points of 2020, and of the last months in general: Social Media platforms make it very hard to understand what's true and what's not. Of course, it's not only a problem which appears on Social Media platforms, but it got dangerous because of them. Donald Trump's and highly influential people's posts may be checked, but it is virtually impossible for platforms owners to keep up with what's going on and be certain that no fake information is being shared. Around this key point, and whose responsibility is it if something goes wrong, is rotating the debate about [Section 230](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_230 "Section 230 on Wikipedia"), which basically states that it's not the platform's owner of employee responsibility if something against the law is published on a cretain platform. Everybody should be responsible for what he/she shares, and publishing content should be done regardless of Social Media.
This is one of the key points of 2020, and of the last months in general: Social Media platforms make it very hard to understand what's true and what's not. Of course, it's not only a problem which appears on Social Media platforms, but it got dangerous because of them. Donald Trump's and highly influential people's posts may be checked, but it is virtually impossible for platforms owners to keep up with what's going on and be certain that no fake information is being shared. Around this key point, and whose responsibility is it if something goes wrong, is rotating the debate about [Section 230](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_230 "Section 230 on Wikipedia"), which basically states that it's not the platform's owner or employees' responsibility if something against the law is published on a cretain platform. Everybody should be responsible for what he/she shares, and publishing content should be done regardless of Social Media.
### Further reading
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## Bubble
Since algorithms which govern Social Media aim to keep users hooked to their platform the more they can, they attempt to show us content they know users will like. We're not talking about advertisements alone, we're talking about suggestions inside the platform. “You may also like”, “similar to this” … are just other ways of telling you “keep browsing more, stay here!”. The problem isn't only being [hooked](#addiction), but also ending up living in a bubble, where the vast majority of the content is likeable to you or in line with your ideas, while other things are a remote, unimportant matter. Think about a political election you voted to in the last few years: if you get informed about politics through social media, you probably believed that your side, whatever it was, was gonna win, even if it didn't. This is the simplest example of living in a bubble: you perceive a distorted view of reality.
Since algorithms which govern Social Media aim to keep users hooked to their platform the more they can, they attempt to show us content they know users will like. We're not talking about advertisements alone, we're talking about suggestions inside the platform. “You may also like”, “similar to this” … are just other ways of telling you “keep browsing more, stay here!”. The problem isn't only being [hooked](#addiction "Addiction"), but also ending up living in a bubble, where the vast majority of the content is likeable to you or in line with your ideas, while other things are a remote, unimportant matter. Think about a political election you voted to in the last few years: if you get informed about politics through social media, you probably believed that your side, whatever it was, was gonna win, even if it didn't. This is the simplest example of living in a bubble: you perceive a distorted view of reality.
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## Quality
In what proportion is your social media feed populated by meaningful, qualitative content as opposed to selfies of friends, pictures of models, memes and puppies? The great concern, in this case, is that the quality, profoundness, meaningfulness of the contents we enjoy everyday is getting terribly low. Because of social media [we get distracted](#distraction) too often by stuff which most of the time is irrelevant and not insightful. In general, we tend to have less to do with culture, knowledge, leargning, while spending time on empty entertainment.\
In what proportion is your social media feed populated by meaningful, qualitative content as opposed to selfies of friends, pictures of models, memes and puppies? The great concern, in this case, is that the quality, profoundness, meaningfulness of the contents we enjoy everyday is getting terribly low. Because of social media [we get distracted](#distraction "Distraction") too often by stuff which most of the time is irrelevant and not insightful. In general, we tend to have less to do with culture, knowledge, leargning, while spending time on empty entertainment.\
Note: I'm not criticizing low level entrateinment and silly funny images or videos, I'm preoccupied by how much they're taking over more important and meaningful content.
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## Distraction
Of course, distraction and [addiction](#addiction) go hand in hand: the more we need to check all of our apps for new likes or posts, the less we focus on things which actually matter to us. It's mostly a matter of [time](#time), but it's also a matter of focus and commitment: Social Media make us endlessly jump from one content to another at great speed; at most, our eyes stay put on a picture for five seconds. It follows that in our everyday lives focusing on something for a long time requires an innatuaral amount of effort.\
Of course, distraction and [addiction](#addiction "Addiction") go hand in hand: the more we need to check all of our apps for new likes or posts, the less we focus on things which actually matter to us. It's mostly a matter of [time](#time "Time"), but it's also a matter of focus and commitment: Social Media make us endlessly jump from one content to another at great speed; at most, our eyes stay put on a picture for five seconds. It follows that in our everyday lives focusing on something for a long time requires an innatuaral amount of effort.\
Again: it's not that if someone isn't focused it's because of Social Media, but for sure spending time scrolling our feed does not halp us being more focused.
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## Data
Whether we want this or not, even by passively using Social Media, so by browsing around, whatcing videos and pictures or reading posts, we give Social Media platforms owners a huge amount of data about us and about what we like, for free. Such data, even if it's “deliberately” shared, is piled up day after day, month after month and year after year. The result is scary… what all of this information about us is used for? The answer is [user profilation](#profilation).
Whether we want this or not, even by passively using Social Media, so by browsing around, whatcing videos and pictures or reading posts, we give Social Media platforms owners a huge amount of data about us and about what we like, for free. Such data, even if it's “deliberately” shared, are piled up day after day, month after month and year after year. The result is scary… what all of this information about us is used for? The answer is [user profilation](#profilation "Profilation").
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## Profilation
Probably this is one of the main reasons why people delete their social media accounts. The matter is very simple, too: our data is used to understand who we are. If the answer was limited to this, it could also be acceptable. In the end, if we want to use the internet, something about us is leaked some way or another. The problem is how our identity, our intrests, our fears, our desires, our hate are managed and what they're used for.
Probably this is one of the main reasons why people delete their social media accounts. The matter is very simple, too: our data is used to understand who we are. If the answer was limited to this, it could also be acceptable. In the end, if we want to use the internet, something about us is leaked some way or another. The problem is how our identity, our intrests, our fears, our desires, our anger are managed and what they're used for.
It's not a secret: our identity is sold to addvertisers to show (or better, flood our feed) with ads “of our interest”. This may be even good if it was used solely for marketing purposes, but, unfortunately, it's not: we may be (and probably we are) targeted by political ads, which don't aim to sell us something or make install some app, but their purpose is to condition our behavior and distort our view of the world, further enforcing the [bubble](#bubble) we are uncounsciously trapped in.
It's not a secret: our identity is sold to addvertisers to show (or better, flood our feed) with ads “of our interest”. This may be even good if it was used solely for marketing purposes, but, unfortunately, it's not: we may be (and probably we are) targeted by political ads, which don't aim to sell us something, but their purpose is to condition our behavior and distort our view of the world, further enforcing the [bubble](#bubble "Bubble") we are uncounsciously trapped in.
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Is there any way to become an influencer, to promore a product, to share a political point of view, to condemn an injustice, to display a piece of art or to communicate anything to the public which doesn't involve Social Media? Regardless of Social Media being good or bad, the fact that being heard or noticed in this messy world is *only* through platforms owned by giant corporations which use our content to grow tremendously and endlessly, by earning an incredible amount of money is deeply unjust. Social Media corporations are monopolies which don't allow any competition to mess with them, by either buying competitors, or by being so much bigger that if a tiny slice of the market is stolen it doesn't change much.
Facebook is now being sued in the US by the government and by several states, exactly with the accusation of unlawfully acquiring and avoiging competitors.
Facebook is now being sued in the US by the government and by several states, exactly with the accusation of unlawfully acquiring and avoiding competitors.
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## Sociality
In the end, so called “Social” Media are not really *social* anymore. If you think about it, they are more and more focused on everything except sociality, every day. You are bombarded with ads, suggestions of new features, [low quality content](#quality "Quality") every second, and you lose sight of the core principle of those platforms, which should be the one valued the most: **human relationships**.
Why can't we just spend time exchanging opinions with our friends and reading what other people has to say about a topic without getting distracted by the other hundred things designed by Social Media owners to make more money?
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## Time
Aren't you scared about how much time you spend staring at a screen?
Look at your devices' usage stats.
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## Standardization
What does creativity have to do with all of this? As seen in [monopolization](#monopolization), there is little if no alternative to have a public online presence if not by taking advantage of a social media profile. Unless you were previously known for some reason, it's very unlikely for you to be considered by a broad audience without a social media profile. From these considerations stems that the vast majority of people online necessarily show their content and their public image on a page which has the same layout, the same rules, the same colors. You can be as creative as you wish in editing and posting, but you will always be constrained by the same standard.
What does creativity have to do with all of this? As seen in [monopolization](#monopolization "Monopolization"), there is little if no alternative to have a public online presence if not by taking advantage of a social media profile. Unless you were previously known for some reason, it's very unlikely for you to be considered by a broad audience without a social media profile. From these considerations stems that the vast majority of people online necessarily show their content and their public image on a page which has the same layout, the same rules, the same colors. You can be as creative as you wish in editing and posting, but you will always be constrained by the same standard.
Social media are killing diversity: they are standardizing the way people present themselves, the way in which communicators can be listened, and, more importantly, the way in which pictures are displayed. The context loses all of its meaning. Personality and identity are masked behind the same layer and behind a profile which is the same for everybody.
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Is what we publish on Social Media actually ours? The answer comes straight from the two major social media platform policies.
**Spoiler** - The short answer is yes, but the actual one is no: we retain ownership rights on our content, but it means that almost nothing, since platforms can do whatever they whant with it, and we cann't do anything about it: once we published something, **it's not over our control anymore**. So: we own our content but we can't control it. Is this actual ownership?
**Spoiler** - The short answer is yes, but the actual one is no: we retain ownership rights on our content, but it means that almost nothing, since platforms can do whatever they whant with it, and we can't do anything about it: once we published something, **it's not over our control anymore**. So: we own our content but we can't control it. Is this actual ownership?
### Facebook
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## Tik Tok
### Tik Tok
From Tik Tok's [Terms of use](https://www.tiktok.com/legal/terms-of-use "Tik Tok Terms of Service")
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## Hurry
As noted in [distraction](#distraction), we look at anything which appears on our feed very quickly. We double tap and like hundreds of posts every day, and we do it so much that we don't mind anymore the importance of the content. We may look at one of our friends taking a selfie with her new make-up and immediately after this a video of a forest being devastated by wildfire. Isn't it strongly unethical? Is it right to dedicate few seconds, or even milliseconds, to such different topics, jumping from hard and touching images, to silly and funny ones? I believe this is not how human nature is. To learn something, we need to take time and commit ourselves to it, 100%.
As noted in [distraction](#distraction "Distraction"), we look at anything which appears on our feed very quickly. We double tap and like hundreds of posts every day, and we do it so much that we don't mind anymore the importance of the content. We may look at one of our friends taking a selfie with her new make-up and immediately after this a video of a forest being devastated by wildfire. Isn't it strongly unethical? Is it right to dedicate few seconds, or even milliseconds, to such different topics, jumping from hard and touching images, to silly and funny ones? I believe this is not how human nature is. To learn something, we need to take time and commit ourselves to it, 100%.
Social Media make everything appear similar by flattening every post and putting it into the same, identical, container. In this way, we lose empathy, compassion and we can't distinguish anymore what's important and what's worrying to what's a joke.
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On Social Media, everything is gameified, and everything looks so simple. Truth is not simple, though. Neither are the world we live in and its inhabitants. The Universe is complex, hard to understand, full of confusing and conflicting events. Social Media simplify everything, as if knowledge was always at hand and everything could be easily learned. Unfortunately, it's not quite so. While on the web developers attempt to pursue simplicity and minimalism, Social Media fight fo simlification of matters which are not. There may be no actual right or wrong concerning an argument, but algorithms detect what's our inclination and display us what enforces it, so we become convinced of something which appears very simple, while in the end it's not, and we miss a whole point of view, the one from the other side.
Simplification is bad, simplicity is good, but it can't be everywhere. Let's quit social media to look at the other site of the coin and embrace the comlexity of our reality.
Simplification is bad, simplicity is good, but it can't be everywhere. Let's quit social media to look at the other side of the coin and embrace the comlexity of our reality.
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This may be the weaker argument among the ones in this page. It is worth mentioning it, anyway.
Facebook stated that by the end of 2030 it will commit 100% to renewable energy; it has also dedicated [a whole website](https://sustainability.fb.com "Facebook Sustainability") to the topic of sustainability. Nevertheless, services provided by Social Media companies are powered by an undisclosed number of indefinitely big (probably huge) servers all over the world. Such servers are super powerful computers conneced to the internet all of the day, everyday; they are responsible for the effective publication of what we share, and they make sure everything is accessible to anyone, anywhere on the planet (actually, not everything, we are kind of in a [bubble](#bubble)). As it's easy to imagine, these servers consume an astounding amount of energy, and, even if it comes from renewable sources, it still has a great impact on our planet's environment.
Facebook stated that by the end of 2030 it will commit 100% to renewable energy; it has also dedicated [a whole website](https://sustainability.fb.com "Facebook Sustainability") to the topic of sustainability. Nevertheless, services provided by Social Media companies are powered by an undisclosed number of indefinitely big (probably huge) servers all over the world. Such servers are super powerful computers conneced to the internet all of the day, everyday; they are responsible for the effective publication of what we share, and they make sure everything is accessible to anyone, anywhere on the planet (actually, not everything, we are kind of in a [bubble](#bubble "Bubble")). As it's easy to imagine, these servers consume an astounding amount of energy, and, even if it comes from renewable sources, it still has a great impact on our planet's environment.
A personal note: not dumb people aknowledge that the greatest and most worrying issue for us in this time in history (setting asite the pandemic for one moment) is the global warming emergency; it is strongly affecting our lives and it's very likely to devastate them unless we do something in the near future. Even if it may not seem justified, my concern about Social Media is somewhat greater: if global warming can be observed, objectively measured and monitored, the decline of internet freedom is something subtle, happening in the shadows and with a growing but still very little attention, if compared to the dimensions of the problem. We should quit social media to make the world better.
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## Closed
Let's imagine I am an influencer and I want to move to another social networking platform (it may be Mastodon, Pixelfed, Friendica, Diaspora…), which is very little known and much less used, if compared to Social Media giantes everybody knows. How can I do it? Outside of my social media profiles, unless I have a great fanbase, I have no followers, no audience, no tool outside of the great Social Media platforms I used up to now. The only way I can continue to do my job is by building a new fanbase from scratch.
Let's imagine I am an influencer and I want to move to another social networking platform (it may be Mastodon, Pixelfed, Friendica, Diaspora…), which is very little known and much less used, if compared to Social Media giantes everybody knows. How can I do it? Outside of my social media profiles, unless I have a great fanbase, I'd have no followers, no audience, no tool outside of the great Social Media platforms I used up to now. The only way I can continue to do my job is by building a new fanbase from scratch.
This is a little mind experiment (and probably even not the most effective one) to give you an idea of how closed Social Media are. These platforms don't interact among each other, instead, they compete. If all of a sudden for some reason Twitter shuts down, there is no way to go on using Twitter anymore. Social Media as we know them are limited to and by the ones who own them, and it is as a world without them does not exist. We can prove the contrary.
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## Saturation
Social Media business plan is to provide a “free” “service” to their users by displaying ads. I already wrote about what and how bad those ads are, but now the focus is on their sustainability. I'm not using Instagram since one year ago, but, last I checked, there was an ad every three stories I watched. The same, or even worse, with posts.
Social Media business plan is to provide a “free” “service” to their users by displaying ads. I already wrote about how bad those ads are, but now the focus is on their sustainability. I'm not using Instagram since one year ago, but, last I checked, there was an ad every three stories I watched. The same, or even worse, with posts.
Social Media current business plan is becoming less rewarding everyday. There is a worrying saturation of ads and media which makes the single adversisement worth a fraction of what it was worth several months ago. Social Media need to change, sooner or later. They are bound to shut down unless they find other ways to make profit. They are getting close to the edge and an evolution is required to them to continue to surf the wave of dominance over the world.
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## Being used
If we think carefully, we may realize that we don't actually use Social Media: Social Media use us. Think about something you can do thanks to Social Media: isn't it possible to do it without them? Often, the answer is “yes, but I wouldn't get such good results”. The fact is that quitting is hard mainly because we get out of a system which is [closed](#closed) and it doesn't work according to rules we can influence. Either Social Media are ok as they are, or we can't use them. We, as individuals, have no voice whatsoever in how Social Media platforms should work.
If we think carefully, we may realize that we don't actually use Social Media: Social Media use us. Think about something you can do thanks to Social Media: isn't it possible to do it without them? Often, the answer is “yes, but I wouldn't get such good results”. The fact is that quitting is hard mainly because we get out of a system which is [closed](#closed "Closed") and it doesn't work according to rules we can influence. Either Social Media are ok as they are, or we can't use them. We, as individuals, have no voice whatsoever in how Social Media platforms should work.
Social Media impose on us so many rules, boundaries, systems and preconceptions that we're not the true users anymore. Our interactions, our posts, our likes, our comments, everything produces value and earnings, but not for us. We are used to produce wealth for those who control the platforms we use to produce it, and the excuse is that we connect, we interact, we make friends or we even find love thanks to them. It is not true: we might be able to do all of this, maybe even in a better way, without Social Media, but we can't.
It's impossible for us to change Social Media and stop being used by them unless we completely quit. There is no middle way, there is no compromise. Using Social Media consciously is a joke as much as claiming that they do not influence society.
It's impossible for us to change Social Media and stop being used by them, unless we completely quit. There is no middle way, there is no compromise. Using Social Media consciously is a joke as much as claiming that they do not influence society.
In our hand we have the power to say no, to stop the trend, to give back diversity, empathy, calm, peace, meaning, art, and authentic feelings to the world.
It's not easy, and it's quite painful at the beginning, but you can do it, we can do it, if we're not alone.
It's not easy, and it's quite painful at the beginning, but you can do it, we can do it, if we're not alone.

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ref: about
lang: it
permalink: /info
redirect_from: ["/about-it", "/it/about"]
redirect_from: ["/about-it", "/it/about", "/informazioni", "/it/l00", "/it/l0", "/it/level-0", "/it/level0"]
layout: page
tags: l10n
description: "Cos'è quitsocialmedia.club, come è nato ed il suo fine"
description: "Cos'è <cite>quitsocialmedia.club</cite>, come e perché è nato ed il suo fine"
level: "0"
---
Sono Tommi, ho creato questo sito. Saltiamo la parte su di me, che si può leggere sul mio [sito web](https://tommi.space/about-it "Tommi").
Dopo parecchi tormentati mesi passati a crucciarmi sui pregi e difetti dei social media, non ce la potevo fare più. Ero così stressato e ossessionato dai problemi etici che i social network di oggi pongono che ho conncluso che **abbandonarli** è l'unico modo per stare meglio.
Dopo svariati tormentati mesi trascorsi a crucciarmi sui pregi e difetti dei social media, non ce la facevo più. Ero così stressato e ossessionato dai problemi etici che i social network pongono, così ossessionato da letture e documentari per capirne il funzionamento, da concludere che <strong>abbandonarli</strong> è l'unico modo per stare meglio</u>.
Mi sono reso conto, tuttavia, che semplicemente abbandonarli senza fare altro è totalmente inutile. Quante altre persone nel mondo condividono i miei stessi pensieri e preoccupazioni? Come posso condividere nel migliore modo possibile l'importanza cruciale di dubitare del funzionamento dei social network con i miei amici? Come far crescere curiosità, necessità di conoscenza e consapevolezza riguardo il modo in cui hanno luogo la maggior parte delle nostre relazioni online, oggi?
Solamente abbandonare i Social Media non cambia nulla.
Siamo onesti: non avere un profilo su Facebook, Instagram né Twitter (eccetera) in questo momento potrebbe far credere che si è esclusi dalle e chiusi in una quieta, pacifica, ma isolata bolla. Però, se non sei da solo, non è affatto così.
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## Fine
## Perché
Questo sito web ha tre principali scopi:
Ho deciso di creare quesot sito fondamentalmente perché mi sono accorto che ogni articolo, video o documento che attacca per qualche motivo i *Social Media* menziona sempre <u>solamente una parte dei problemi conseguenti all'esistenza ed al loro utilizzo</u>. Per quanto sia difficile abbracciare completamente ogni aspetto della questione, ritengo sia importante mostrare una visione globale del problema, lasciando che siano i singoli a prendere le proprie decisioni. <u><a href="/it/why" target="_blank" title="Perché">I motivi</a> per abbandonare i <i>social</i> sono molti</u>, credo non possano né debbano essere ignorati.
- Riunire ed elencare in un unico luogo tutti gli articoli, le ricerche, i documentari, le interviste e materiale di ogni sorta che provi come i rischi e i danni dei Social Media superino di gran lunga i loro (pur fantastici) vantaggi.
- Essere un punto di riferimento per tutti i “Social Media quitters”, una comunità globale sempre crescente, per condividere ed esprimere chiaramente ed efficecemente le loro motivazioni
- Permettere agli utenti dei Social Media scettici e indifferenti di capire come le scelte individuali e personali siano cruciali e fondamentali per migliorare l'esperienza online di tutti e rendere interneto un posto migliore.
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Conosco e seguo con passione tutte le grandiose e fantastiche *communities* che promuovono la libertà e l'apertura di internet e l'indipendenza dalle colossali, ricchissime e chiuse aziende che ci forniscono servizi di social networking. Nonostante questo, sento ci sia un elemento fondamentale che non è abbastanza spinto e promosso: **le decisioni e le azioni di ognuno di noi sono la chiave per il cambiamento globale**. Non dovremmo aspettare che vengano promosse regolamentazioni e leggi; allo stesso modo, non possiamo credere che un giorno qualcuno arriverà e renderà tutto migliore.
## Fine
Questo sito web ha tre principali scopi:
**!!** Non intendo assolutamente costringervi ad abbandonare e uscire dal social media, né convincervi che è la migliore cosa da fare. Vorrei che chiunque arrivi qui analizzi attentamente i contenuti del sito e tutto il materiale riportato, per decidere autonomamente cosa fare.
- <u>Riunire ed elencare in un unico luogo</u> tutti gli articoli, le ricerche, i documentari, le interviste e materiale di ogni sorta che provi come i rischi e i danni dei Social Media superino di gran lunga i loro (pur fantastici) vantaggi.
- Essere <u>un punto di riferimento per tutti i “Social Media quitters”</u>, una comunità globale sempre crescente, per permettere loro condividere ed esprimere chiaramente ed efficecemente le loro motivazioni
- Permettere agli utenti scettici e indifferenti dei Social Media di capire come <u>le scelte individuali e personali siano cruciali</u> e fondamentali per migliorare l'esperienza online di tutti e rendere internet un posto migliore.
Dobbiamo capire, leggere, informarci e studiare quello che sta accadendo.
Conosco e seguo con passione innumerevoli grandiose e fantastiche *communities* che promuovono la libertà e l'apertura di internet e l'indipendenza dalle colossali, ricchissime e chiuse aziende che ci forniscono [la maggioranza](/it/what "Cos’è un Social Media") dei servizi di social networking. Nonostante questo, sento ci sia un elemento fondamentale che non è abbastanza spinto e promosso: **le decisioni e le azioni di ognuno di noi sono la chiave per il cambiamento globale**. Non dovremmo aspettare che vengano promosse regolamentazioni e leggi; allo stesso modo, non possiamo credere che un giorno qualcuno arriverà e renderà tutto migliore.
Successivamente, unirci, farci sentire ed essere il cambiamento, accettendo il prezzo da pagare.
**!!** Non intendo assolutamente costringervi ad abbandonare e uscire dai social media, né convincervi che sia la migliore cosa da fare, anche se ne sono assolutamente certo. Vorrei che chiunque arrivi qui <u>analizzi attentamente i contenuti del sito</u> e tutto il materiale riportato, per decidere autonomamente cosa fare.
Abbandonare i Social Media, per iniziare.
Dobbiamo comprendere, leggere, informarci e studiare quello che sta accadendo.
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title: Contribuisci
permalink: /contribuisci
ref: contribute
description: "If you think this website is useful, insightful, necessary and/or important, you should consider contributing to make it even better!"
redirect_from: ["/contribution", "/contribution-guide", "/contrib", "/contribuisci"]
layout: page
lang: it
---
Ci sono diversi modi per contribuire a *quitsocialmedia.club*; ognuno di essi sarebbe molto apprezzato.
- [**Parlane**](/condividi "Condividi questo sito"): rifletti con amici e colleghi delle questioni sollevate, condividi le idee proposte e sviluppa un pensiero al riguardo; questa è la più semplice e importante mossa.
- [**Traduci**](/l10n "Localization page") i contenuti del sito
- **Aggiungi conoscenza**: suggerisci video, conferenze, ricerche, articoli, ecc. da aggiungere qui
- **Migliora i contenuti**: correggi errori grammaticali e di battiturafix typos, suggerisci migliori espressioni per spiegare qualcosa, segnala dati non corretti o fonti non affidabili
- [Tommi](https://tommi.space "Tommi's personal website") (il creatore di questo coso) è uno studente, non è pagato da nessuno e nonostante questo <u>ha speso ore ed ore, per diversi mesi</u> a [studiare](/perché "Perché") l'argomento, sviluppare l'idea, costruire questo sito, e curarne i contenuti. Potresti considerare di **[fare una donazione](https://liberapay.com/tommi/donate "fai una donazione tramite Liberapay")** per il tempo che ha dedicato a realizzare questo progetto.

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<b>Risposta breve</b>: un luogo in cui sono esposte tutte le ragioni per cui i Social Media sono un gran problema, con diverse risorse che ne spiegano il perché.
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<b>Risposta lunga</b>: leggi le <a href="/about">info</a>.
<b>Risposta lunga</b>: leggi le <a href="/info">info</a>.
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<h3 class="title">Da dove partire</h3>
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Probabilmente sarai una persona impegnata che non ha tempo da perdere per queste sciocchezze. Ok, ti capisco: ho scritto <a href="/veloce">un veloce riassunto</a> per te.
</p>
<p>
Se dedicare un po' più del tuo tempo all'argomento non ti spaventa, io posso assicurarti che ne vale la pena. Per fare tutto per bene, ti consiglio di seguire <a href="/percorso" title="/percorso"> questo percorso</a>.
Se dedicare un po' più del tuo tempo all'argomento non ti spaventa, io posso assicurarti che ne vale la pena. Ti consiglio di seguire <a href="/percorso" title="/percorso" title="Percorso">questo percorso</a>.
</p>
</div>
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</div>
<div class="blue box row">
<a href="/contribute"><h2 class="title">Contribuisci</h2></a>
<a href="/contribuisci"><h2 class="title">Contribuisci</h2></a>
{% for contrib in site.pages %}
{% if contrib.title == "Contribute" %}
{% if contrib.title == "Contribuisci" %}
{{ contrib.content | markdownify }}
{% endif %}
{% endfor %}
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<ul>
{% for p in site.pages %}
{% if p.lang == page.lang %}
{% unless p.url contains '.json' or p.url contains '.csv' or p.url contains '.css' or p.url contains '.txt' or p.title contains '404' or p.url contains '.xml' or p.title == nil or p.title == 'Home' %}
{% unless p.url contains '.json' or p.url contains '.csv' or p.url contains '.css' or p.url contains '.txt' or p.title contains '404' or p.url contains '.xml' or p.title == nil or p.title == 'Home' %}
<li><a href="{{ p.url }}" title="{{ p.title }}">{{ p.title }}</a> - {{ p.description }}</li>
{% endunless %}
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---
title: Percorso
permalink: /percorso
redirect_from: ["/it/path", "/path-it", "/it-path", "/path/it"]
lang: it
ref: path
description: "Troppe informazioni ti disorientano? Prenditi un po' di tempo, respira, e segui questo percorso verso la libertà sul web."
layout: page
anchor: false
---
<p>
Non dovresti fare di corsa (anche perché probabilmente nemmeno vuoi): non eliminare alcun account immediatamente.<br />
Prima di arrivarci, se ci arriverai, è importante seguire <u>un percorso di <strong>consapevolezza</strong></u>.
</p>
<div class="red box">
Poiché si può agire a diversi livelli, in un anelito verso l'<a href="https://tommi.space/internet-freedom" target="_blank" title="“Internet Freedom” in Tommi's notes"><cite>Internet Freedom</cite></a>, ho trasformato questo percorso in un giochino: dal <a href="/l00">Livello 0</a> al <a href="l1000">Livello 1000</a>.
</div>
<br>
<ul>
<li><strong>Livello 0</strong>: <a href="/info" title="About quitsocialmedia.club">cos'è</a> questo sito e qual è <strong>il suo <a href="/info#fine" "Fine - quitsocialmedia.club">fine</a></strong></li>
{% for level in site.pages %}
{% if level.level != nil and level.lang == page.lang %}
<li><strong>Livello {{ level.level }}</strong>: <a href="{{ level.url }}" target="_blank" title="{{ level.title }}">{{ level.title }}</a> - {{ level.description }}</li>
{% endif %}
{% endfor %}
</ul>
{% comment %}
## About
First of all, you should aknowledge [the purpose](/about) of this website, who created it, and why it's much needed.
<br>
## Why
[Why](/why) should you quit Social Media?
More importantly, are they that bad? The short answer is yes, they do. They're awesome for some things, but there are many other terrifying aspects to consider which objectively strongly overweight the pros.
The [why page](/why) is too long? Start from [here](/quick)
{:.blue .box}
<br>
## Act
You
<br>
## Free Software
Finding out more about what's wrong with Social Media made you more aware of all of the other big problems that “free” services provided by big cosporations have?
You may be interested in learning about [Free Software](https://fsfe.org/freesoftware/freesoftware.en.html) and in considering Free Software alternatives to non-free proprietary software you are using. How to find alternative software and choose the one which fits you? There are a ton of wabsites which accomplish this task perfectly, the most famous are below.
- [AlternativeTo](https://alternativeto.net/)
- [PrivacyTools](https://privacytools.io/)
- [Switching Software](https://switching.software/)
{% endcomment %}

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---
title: Percorso
permalink: /percorso
redirect_from: ["/it/path", "/path-it", "/it-path", "/path/it"]
lang: it
ref: path
description: "Troppe informazioni ti disorientano? Prenditi un po' di tempo, respira, e segui questo percorso verso la libertà sul web."
layout: page
anchor: false
---
<p>
Non dovresti fare di corsa (anche perché probabilmente nemmeno vuoi): non eliminare alcun account immediatamente.<br />
Prima di arrivarci, se ci arriverai, è importante seguire <u>un percorso di <strong>consapevolezza</strong></u>.
</p>
<div class="red box">
Poiché si può agire a diversi livelli, in un anelito verso l'<a href="https://tommi.space/internet-freedom" target="_blank" title="“Internet Freedom” in Tommi's notes"><cite>Internet Freedom</cite></a>, ho trasformato questo percorso in un giochino: dal <a href="/l00">Livello 0</a> al <a href="/l1000">Livello 1000</a>.
</div>
<br>
<ul>
{% for level in site.pages %}
{% if level.level != nil and level.lang == page.lang %}
<li><strong>Livello {{ level.level }}</strong>: <a href="{{ level.url }}" target="_blank" title="Livello {{ level.level }}: {{ level.title }}">{{ level.title }}</a> - {{ level.description }}</li>
{% endif %}
{% endfor %}
</ul>

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---
title: Soluzioni
permalink: /soluzioni
lang: it
ref: sol
toc: true
layout: page
redirect_from: ["/sol-it", "/it/sol", "/soluzione", "/it/solutions"]
description: "Essere “social” senza “Social Media” sembra impossibile. Tuttavia, è veramente una nuova vita, straordinaria, piena di sorprese, scoperte, autenticità ed eccitazione, ma, soprattutto, <strong>libera</strong>. Esistono alcune favolose soluzioni talmente perfette che danno apparire i Social Media quasi inutili e stupidi."
tags: l10n
---
## Briefly
In short: after quitting Social Media, you won't become a misanthrope who lives in the woods and who is isolated from the rest of the world. Quitting Social Media does not mean abandoning the web for good; on the contrary, it means exploiting its real <u>independent and open values</u> in different ways. You may not believe it, there exist **a lot** of awesome yet simple tools which replace in some way the tasks Social media.
The concept is this: to stay up to date, you can subscribe to any website's [RSS feed](#rss-feed), even to Social Media pages and profiles, YouTube channels… anything. To publish content, instead, the best way is to [**create your own website**](#website), start a newsletter, or consider [healthier Social Media platforms](#alternatives).
<br>
<br>
## RSS feed
You may have no idea [what a RSS feed is](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS), or you may recall it as something old and remote. It's a simple tool which keeps you anonymous and isn't owned by anyone, which keeps you anonymous. It has no algorithms and nobody uses watches your actions for [advertising purposes](/why#profilation).
Some say it's dead because of Social Media, the thing is it's EVERYWHERE instead, we just don't see it. Starting to use it is trivial.
As pointed out in the [about](/about) page, this website isn't meant to explain what it contains, but simply put together data, so I won't explain what RSS is, but link to some explanations:
- [What is RSS?](https://yewtu.be/6HNUqDL-pI8?quality=dash&dark_mode=true&player_style=youtube&subtitles=en%2Cit), a YouTube video
- [What is RSS](https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/what-is-an-rss-feed/), an article
- [RSS on Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS) (or, even better, [Web feed](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_feed) on Wikipedia)
- [RSS before Social Media](https://yewtu.be/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU&quality=dash&dark_mode=true&player_style=youtube&subtitles=en), a very interesting YouTube video to watch: it shows how before the diffusion of Social Media RSS really was the best way to stay updated.
- RSS is fundamental in one field in particular: **podcasting**. Anyone who has a podcast publishes it in one place (a podcasting platform or a website) and all of the other podcasting platforms [get new episodes through its RSS feed](https://yewtu.be/TU5zc-u6dhY?t=159).
<br>
<br>
## Alternatives
We already covered [the reasons](/why "Why") why Social Media platforms as we know them are bad. Nevertheless, there are plenty of platforms which solve some if not most of Social Media greatest issues. The most important features which all of them share that are worth noting is that they have **no ads**, user data collected is **the minimum** needed to make the service work, and they are open source: they will never die.
All of these platforms are free not only to subscribe to, but also to actually use! Anyone could take the code and install it on her/his own server. Imagine having a whole Facebook, completely owned by you. How cool would it be?
- [Mastodon](https://joinmastodon.org "Join Mastodon") is the most famous one. Think of it as a healthier version of Twitter.
- [Pixelfed](https://pixelfed.org "Pixelfed official website") is almost identical to Instagram. It has stories, too!
- [Friendica](https://friendi.ca "Friendica official website") it something like Facebook.
- [PeerTube](https://joinpeertube.org "PeerTube") is a great paltform built by the French Framasoft. As the name suggests, it's like YouTube, but it relies on peer-to-peer video sharing to avoid stressing the servers which host the existing instances.
The most awesome thing is that all of these platforms are connected among each other: I can follof from my mastodon account someone on PixelFed, as well as a PeerTube channel. This is possible because these healthier alternative Social Media platforms are based on the same protocol, [ActivityPub](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActivityPub "ActivityPub on Wikipedia"). Thanks to this federation, all of these platforms can interact with each other and together they composed what is wonderfully called the [*Fediverse*](https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Fediverse "Fediverse on Wikipedia") (which stands for *Federated (Social Media) Universe*)
<br>
<br>
## Website
The last solution is the best one: build your own website! Whatever your technical skills may be, you can be your own social media provider and create your online world by yourself. [Wordpress](https://wordpress.com "Wordpress") is the most popular and it's easiest way to start, but if you'd like to learn web development, I suggest [Jekyll](https://jekyllrb.com "Jekyll official website"), which I used for my personal site as well as this one!
### Further info
- [Get a Website Now! Don't be a Web Peasant!](https://youtu.be/bdKZVIGRAKQ "Get a Website Now! Don't be a Web Peasant!"), a YouTube video by [Luke Smith](https://lukesmith.xyz "Luke's personal website")
<br>
<br>
## Experiment
After quitting, instead of being [limited](/why#closed) you become free and your creativity is unbounded. Therefore, **start experimenting**!
You may start a newsletter or record a podcast, they're very popular these days! Alternetively, you may consider focusing on more intimate and personal communications, sharing your life's milestones by sending [private messages](https://signal.org) to groups or individuals.
<br>
<br>
Regardless of what you decide to do, you can start enjoying your freedom from Social Media.\
At first, it's going to be quite hard, but on the long run it's going to be a great gain!

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---
title: Soluzioni e alternative
permalink: /soluzioni
lang: it
ref: sol
toc: true
layout: page
redirect_from: ["/sol-it", "/it/sol", "/soluzione", "/it/solutions"]
description: "Essere “social” senza “Social Media” sembra impossibile. Tuttavia, è veramente una nuova vita, straordinaria, piena di sorprese, scoperte, autenticità ed eccitazione, ma, soprattutto, <strong>libera</strong>. Esistono alcune favolose soluzioni talmente perfette che danno apparire i Social Media quasi inutili e stupidi."
---
## Brevemente
In sintesi: dopo aver abbandonato i *Social Media*, non diventerai un misantropo che vive nella foresta ed è isolato dal resto del mondo. Tutt'altro: abbandonare i *Social Media* non significa abbandonare il web per sempre, ma sfruttare <u>i suoi reali valori di indipendenza e apertura</u> in maniera diversa. Potrebbe essere difficile crederci, ma esistono **molti** grandiosi e semplici strumenti che possono facilmente rimpiazzare i *Social Media*.
Il concetto fondamentale è: per essere aggiornato e seguire l'attività di persone ed enti, puoi iscriverti al [feed RSS ](#rss-feed) del loro sito web, con [qualche passo in più](#usare-i-social-senza-essere-sui-social), puoi generare un feed RSS anche per canali YouTube, pagine Facebook, profili Instagram e Twitter… <u><strong>qualunque cosa</strong> si trovi su internet</u>. even to Social Media pages and profiles, YouTube channels… anything. To publish content, instead, the best way is to [**create your own website**](#website), start a newsletter, or consider [healthier Social Media platforms](#alternatives).
<br>
<br>
## RSS feed
Potresti on avere idea di [cosa sia un feed RSS feed](https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS "“RSS” su Wikipedia"), o potresti averne sentito parlare come di qualcosa di vecchio e obsoleto. Tuttavia, è uno strumento semplicissimo che preserva l'anonimato, non è posseduto da nessuno e non necessita di alcun server dedicato per funzionare. Non è governato da algoritmi e nessuno può sapere chi segui, cosa leggi, ascolti o credi, tantomeno è possibile utilizzare dati per [fini commerciali](/perché#profilazione), dato che non vengono raccolte informazioni su di te (nella maggior parte dei casi).
Alcuni dicono che i feed RSS sono morti, uccisi dai *Social Media*. In realtà, sono imperituri, e sono tuttora **ovunque** sul web. Per fare un esempio, tutti i podcast del mondo sfruttano i feed RSS per apparire su diverse piattaforme e per essere condivisi e riprodotti.
Utilizzare RSS è molto semplice. Come sottolineato nelle [info](/info "Informazioni"), questo sito non è concepito per spiegare i contenuti che porta alla luce, ma semplicemente aggregare e presentare risorse. Per questo motivo, non spiegherò cosa esattamente sia un feed RSS, ma incollerò di seguito alcuni link che lo fanno molto meglio di come saprei fare io.
- [What is RSS?](https://yewtu.be/6HNUqDL-pI8?quality=dash&dark_mode=true&player_style=youtube&subtitles=en%2Cit), un video su YouTube
- [What is RSS](https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/what-is-an-rss-feed/), un articolo
- [“RSS„ su Wikipedia](https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS) (o, ancora meglio, [Web feed](https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_feed) on Wikipedia)
- [RSS before Social Media](https://yewtu.be/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU&quality=dash&dark_mode=true&player_style=youtube&subtitles=en), un video molto interessante: è stato girato molto prima dell'esplosione dei *Social Media* e mostra magistralmente quanto i feed RSS fossero importanti e quanto bene funzionerebbero come sostituto dei *Social*.
- [RSS feed for podcasters](https://yewtu.be/TU5zc-u6dhY?t=159).
<br>
### Usare i Social senza essere sui Social
Dopo un po', è facile finire per essere piuttosto malinconici e rendersi conto che i *Social Media*, utilizzati da quasi ogni persona si conosca, sono l'unico modo per mantenere contatti con amici lontani ed essere aggiornati su cosa succede nelle vite di coloro a cui si vuole bene. È comprensibile, anche se l'ideale sarebbe che tutti si convertissero e abbandonassero i *Social*. Tuttavia, se non si avessero alternative, anche in questo caso, esiste uno strumento favoloso per <u>convertire in feed RSS le timeline dei social network</u>.
Gli strumenti esistendi sono più di uno, ma il più celebre è [RSS-Bridge](https://github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-bridge "RSS-Bridge si GitHub").
È possibile <u>utilizzare gratuitamente quello ospitato sul mio server</u>, visitando <https://rss-bridge.tommi.space>. (mantenere un server non costa poco. Sono felice di offrire il mio RSS-Bridge, ma se ne faceste un utilizzo intensivo apprezzerei [un piccolo contributo](https://it.liberapay.com/tommi/donate "Dona a Tommi su Liberapay"))
<br>
<br>
## Alternative
Ho già trattato [le ragioni](/perché "Perché") per cui i *Social Media* così come noi li conosciamo siano preoccupantemente dannosi. Peraltro, esistono innumerevoli piattaforme che risolvono molti, se non tutti, i più importanti problema dei grandi e antipatici *Social*. Le caratteristiche distintive di tali piattaforme è che <u>non contengono pubblicità</u>, di nessun tipo, i dati personali raccolti sono il minimo indispensabile e <u>non vengono sfruttati per profilare gli utenti</u>, ma, soprttutto, sono liberi, aperti e indipendenti, anche se tutti connessi fra loro. Ogni piattaforma ha le proprie regole.
Queste piattaforme non sono solo gratis da utilizzare, ma anche liberamente replicabili e facilmente connesse fra loro.
All of these platforms are free not only to subscribe to, but also to actually use! Anyone could take the code and install it on her/his own server. Imagine having a whole Facebook, completely owned by you. How cool would it be?
- [Mastodon](https://joinmastodon.org "Join Mastodon") is the most famous one. Think of it as a healthier version of Twitter.
- [Pixelfed](https://pixelfed.org "Pixelfed official website") is almost identical to Instagram. It has stories, too!
- [Friendica](https://friendi.ca "Friendica official website") it something like Facebook.
- [PeerTube](https://joinpeertube.org "PeerTube") is a great paltform built by the French Framasoft. As the name suggests, it's like YouTube, but it relies on peer-to-peer video sharing to avoid stressing the servers which host the existing instances.
The most awesome thing is that all of these platforms are connected among each other: I can follof from my mastodon account someone on PixelFed, as well as a PeerTube channel. This is possible because these healthier alternative Social Media platforms are based on the same protocol, [ActivityPub](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActivityPub "ActivityPub on Wikipedia"). Thanks to this federation, all of these platforms can interact with each other and together they composed what is wonderfully called the [*Fediverse*](https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Fediverse "Fediverse on Wikipedia") (which stands for *Federated (Social Media) Universe*)
<br>
<br>
## Website
The last solution is the best one: build your own website! Whatever your technical skills may be, you can be your own social media provider and create your online world by yourself. [Wordpress](https://wordpress.com "Wordpress") is the most popular and it's easiest way to start, but if you'd like to learn web development, I suggest [Jekyll](https://jekyllrb.com "Jekyll official website"), which I used for my personal site as well as this one!
### Further info
- [Get a Website Now! Don't be a Web Peasant!](https://youtu.be/bdKZVIGRAKQ "Get a Website Now! Don't be a Web Peasant!"), a YouTube video by [Luke Smith](https://lukesmith.xyz "Luke's personal website")
<br>
<br>
## Experiment
After quitting, instead of being [limited](/why#closed) you become free and your creativity is unbounded. Therefore, **start experimenting**!
You may start a newsletter or record a podcast, they're very popular these days! Alternetively, you may consider focusing on more intimate and personal communications, sharing your life's milestones by sending [private messages](https://signal.org) to groups or individuals.
<br>
<br>
Regardless of what you decide to do, you can start enjoying your freedom from Social Media.\
At first, it's going to be quite hard, but on the long run it's going to be a great gain!

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---
title: "“Veloce riassunto„"
permalink: /veloce
ref: quick
description: "Non hai né il tempo, né la voglia di leggere tutto ciò che è scritto qui e vuoi solo conoscere i punti fondamentali? Questa è la pagina giusta per te."
tags: l10n
layout: page
lang: it
---
1. *quitsocialmedia.club* è stato creato da [Tommi](https://tommi.space "il sito personale di Tommi"), perché sentiva che le persone dovrebbero comprendere che i *Social Media*, per quanto vituperati, non sono **esclusivamente** piattaforme negative, ma le loro qualità sono su un piano di gran lunga inferiore ai loro pericolosi “difetti”.
2. Il fine di questo sito è mostrare l'inevitabilità del[l'abbandono](/elimina "Elimina i Social Media") dei *Social Media* (ma va?), ma ci sono [alcuni livelli intermedi](/percorso "Il percorso") che potrebbero nel frattempo rendere la tua vita molto migliore.
3. Se non ti va di leggere, puoi farti un’idea della rilevanza +++
Continua su [quick](/quick), l'omologo di questa pagina, in inglese.

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title: Perché
tags: l10n
permalink: /perché
redirect_from: ["/it/why", "/why-it", "/perche", "/motivi"]
redirect_from: ["/it/why", "/why-it", "/perche", "/motivi", "/perchè"]
lang: it
ref: why
toc: true
layout: page
description: "Il cuore della questione: tutte le ragioni per cui dovremmo uscire dai Social Media"
---
Quitting Social Media is a big step. This is why we have some pretty serious reasons and concerns to do it.
I haven't found yet a place on the web where all of these reasons for why Social Media are bad were listed. You might not believe in one or two of them, and even a handful of them won't be sufficient to make you realize the gravity of the problem. Nevertheless, after going through all of the arguments, it's hard to negate that something has to be done. The most effective something we can do as individuals, before government actions, lawsuits and reports, is quitting.
Non ho ancora trovato un luogo su internet in cui siano riportate e riassunte *tutte* le diverse ragioni per cui i Social Media sono pericolosi e dannosi. Potresti non fidarti e non credere ad alcuni di questi, oppure perfino la maggioranza non saranno sufficienti a convincerti.
Tuttavia, dopo aver analizzato ogni singola spiegazione, è difficile negare che ci sia qualcosa che non va e che sia necessario agire.
Prima di cause e processi, regolamentazioni e leggi, l'azione più importante ed efficace che possiamo intraprendere come individui è **abbandonarli**.
<br>
<br>
## Anger
## Rabbia
It's scientifically proven that negative emotions engage users way more than positive emotions. Feed composition algorithms are tailored to maximize engagement and interaction, they don't actually care about how users feel. Our emotions are governed by a machine: you get angry for something you see, you react to it, and you'll start seeing more of it. The more anger, the more engagement, the better.
È scientificamente provato che le emozioni negative coinvolgano le persone molto più di quelle positive. Gli algoritmi che compongono i *feed* sui social sono programmati specificamente per massimizzare il coinvolgimento e le interazioni, senza curarsi veramente di come gli utenti possano sentirsi (anche perché un algoritmo, per adesso, non sa provare emozioni).
I nostri sentimenti sono governati da una macchina: ci arrabbiamo per qualcosa che vediamo, reagiamo, e cominciamo a visualizzare sempre più contenuti al riguardo.
Maggiore è la rabbia, maggiore è l'interazione, meglio è.
<br>
<br>
## Hate
## Odio
Strictly connected with [anger](#anger). When you get angry, you do something about it. This is exactly what Social Media platforms wait for. It doesn't matter how much the debate is fired up, as long as you're interacting a lot, it's good. The problem is you get more hateful: you can't discuss with people who have a different idea without judging them. Social Media allow us to report content which contains hate or insults, but one thing which can't be reported are **emotions**.
Strettamente connesso alla [rabbia](#rabbia): quando ci arrabbiamo, facciamo qualcosa al riguardo. Questo è esattamebte quello che le piattaforme *social* aspettano. Non importa quanto il dibattito sia acceso: finché noi discutiamo, commentiamo, scrolliamo, va tutto bene. Il problema è che tendiamo a diventare più aggressivi: perdiamo la capacità di discutere con persone che sostengono un'opinione diversa dalla nostra senza giudicarli o andare in collera.
Tutte le piattaforme permettono di segnalare contenuti che contengono odio, offese o insulti, ma non esiste un modo oggettivo ed efficace per segnalare le **emozioni**.
<br>
<br>
## Polarization
## Polarizzazione
It goes without saying that hateful speech and anger lead to a strong polarization in society.\
“Polarization” is a word we are hearing a lot in these days, but the surprising fact is that it isn't linked to one bad side only; division and extremism are fostered by people with different ideas who can't listen to each other. Social Media platforms don't do much to allow a more peaceful way of sharing ideas and a greater openness to different positions.
*Ça va sans dir* che linguaggio aggressivo, odio e rabbia portino a una forte polarizzazione della società.
“Polarizzazione” è una parola che sentiamo parecchio in questi giorni, ma il particolare sorprendente è che non riguarda solo i “cattivi”, da qualunque parte stiano, ma tutte le parti riguardo a qualunque tematica. Per definizione, la polarizzazione allontana e estremizza ogni posizione possibile, polverizzando le sfumature e le vie di mezzo.
Divisione ed estremismo sono alimentati da gruppi di persone che hanno idee differenti e non sanno più ascoltarsi reciprocamente.
I *Social Media* non fanno molto per favorire un modo più pacifico di esprimere la propria idea e stimolare una maggiore apertura verso idee differenti.
<br>
<br>
## Misinformation
## Disinformazione
This is one of the key points of 2020, and of the last months in general: Social Media platforms make it very hard to understand what's true and what's not. Of course, it's not only a problem which appears on Social Media platforms, but it got dangerous because of them. Donald Trump's and highly influential people's posts may be checked, but it is virtually impossible for platforms owners to keep up with what's going on and be certain that no fake information is being shared. Around this key point, and whose responsibility is it if something goes wrong, is rotating the debate about [Section 230](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_230 "Section 230 on Wikipedia"), which basically states that it's not the platform's owner of employee responsibility if something against the law is published on a cretain platform. Everybody should be responsible for what he/she shares, and publishing content should be done regardless of Social Media.
Questo è uno dei principali punti di discussione del 2020: le pittaforme social rendono davvero difficile comprendere cosa è vero e cosa non lo è. Ovviamente, questo problema non dipende unicamente dai Social Media, ma è strettamente legato ad essi e per colpa loro la sua pericolosità si accentua enormemente. Post di Donald Trump, così come quelli di persone molto influenti, possono essere controllati (e abbiamo visto com'è andata a finire con l'ex-presidente), ma è praticamente imposibile riuscire a seguire e verificare efficacemente l'autenticità e la veridicità dei contenuti pubblicati. Non esiste un modo infallibile per essere totalmente certi che qualcosa che viene pubblicato non sia una tanto famigerata e vituperata *fake news*.
Intorno a questo punto si sta svolgendo un grande dibattito, che riguarda specificamente la [Sezione 230](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_230 "Sezione 230 on Wikipedia") del Communications Decency Act americano: di chi è la responsabilità se una notizia falsa e pericolosa viene pubblicata? Delle piattaforme su cui un post è stato esposto oppure di chi ne è l'autore? Soprattutto, chi verrà perseguito legalmente se il contenuto pubblicato dovesse avere delle ripercussioni negative nel mondo reale?
### Further reading
### Approfondimento
- [Don’t Blame Section 230 for Big Tech’s Failures. Blame Big Tech.](https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/dont-blame-section-230-big-techs-failures-blame-big-tech "Don’t Blame Section 230 for Big Tech’s Failures. Blame Big Tech. - EFF") by Elliot Harmon on [EFF](https://eff.org "EFF official website")
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## Bubble
## Bolla
Dal momento che gli algoritmi che governano i Social Media puntano a tenere gli utenti attaccati alla propria piattaforma più che possono, essi provano a mostrarci contenuti che sanno ci piaceranno. Non si parla esclusivamente di pubblicità, ma anche di suggerimenti di contenuti non sponsorizzati al suo interno. “Potrebbe anche piacerti”, “simile al video che hai appena visto”… sono solo modi diversi per dirci “continua a navigare qui, scrolla ancora!”. Il problema che ne consegue, non è unicamente la [dipendenza](#dipendenza), ma anche il finire per **vivere in una bolla**, in cui la gran parte dei contenuti è in linea con le tue idee e ti piace, mentre tutto il resto è una lontana, poco importante, realtà. O questo, oppure l'opposto, la [rabbia](#rabbia).
Since algorithms which govern Social Media aim to keep users hooked to their platform the more they can, they attempt to show us content they know users will like. We're not talking about advertisements alone, we're talking about suggestions inside the platform. “You may also like”, “similar to this” … are just other ways of telling you “keep browsing more, stay here!”. The problem isn't only being [hooked](#addiction), but also ending up living in a bubble, where the vast majority of the content is likeable to you or in line with your ideas, while other things are a remote, unimportant matter. Think about a political election you voted to in the last few years: if you get informed about politics through social media, you probably believed that your side, whatever it was, was gonna win, even if it didn't. This is the simplest example of living in a bubble: you perceive a distorted view of reality.
Pensa all'ultima elezione politica a cui hai votato: se solitamente ti informi di politica attraverso i social, probabilmente avrai creduto che la tua parte, qualunque essa fosse, sarebbe stata in grande maggioranza, e probabilmente avrebbe vinto, anche se poi non sarebbe accaduto così.
Quello precedente è solamente uno fra i più semplici esempi del vivere in un bolla: si percepisce una visione distorta della realtà.
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## Quality
## Qualità
In what proportion is your social media feed populated by meaningful, qualitative content as opposed to selfies of friends, pictures of models, memes and puppies? The great concern, in this case, is that the quality, profoundness, meaningfulness of the contents we enjoy everyday is getting terribly low. Because of social media [we get distracted](#distraction) too often by stuff which most of the time is irrelevant and not insightful. In general, we tend to have less to do with culture, knowledge, leargning, while spending time on empty entertainment.\
Note: I'm not criticizing low level entrateinment and silly funny images or videos, I'm preoccupied by how much they're taking over more important and meaningful content.
In che proporzione il nostro feed sui social media è popolato da contenuti significativi e di qualità, contro selfie di amici, foto di modelli o modelle, meme e animaletti coccolosi? Bisogna riconoscere che è preoccupante riconoscere che solitamente la qualità, profondità e il significato dei contenuti che fruiamo ogni giorno sta diventando terribilmente più bassa ogni giorno. Per colpa dei Social Media [siamo distratti](#distrazione) troppo spesso da cose che spesso sono irrilevanti o poco significative. In generale, stiamo tendendo ad avere meno a che fare con cultura, conoscenza, e crescita personale, buttanto sempre più tempo in vacuo intrattenimento.
Nota: non sto criticando l'intrattenimento di basso livello, i contenuti trash o video e immagini stupidi e divertenti, sono sempre più preoccupato di come questi stiano soppiantando contenuti dal maggiore valore emotivo e conoscitivo.
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## Addiction
## Dipendenza
It may be a matter of push notifications, and the ringtone of our smartphone always buzzing and capturing our attention, requiring us to look at who commented on our latest post; nevertheless, it's not just this, it's about how Social Media are designed and built: they require us to be satisfied so much by what we experience that we start to somewhat *need* it.\
Ok, anyone may reply to this argument “come on, it's very few people! I'm not addicted!”. If you dare, uninstall all of your social media apps for one month, just out of curiosity, as an experiment; you probably wouldn't repeat this again.
Potrebbe essere una questione dovuta soprattutto alle notifiche *push*, e la suoneria del nostro telefono che ronda in continuazione e cattura la nostra attenzione, richiedendoci di visualizzare chi ha commentato il nostro ultimo post; tuttavia, non è *solo* questo, la nostra più o meno grave dipendenza dai social si basa su *come* i Social Media sono studiati e costruiti: siamo spinti così tanto ad essere soddisfatti che ad un certo punto ne abbiamo addirittura bisogno.\
Ok, ora naturalmente chiunque risponderà a questo punto dicendo “ma dai! Sono solo una minoranza quelli che sono davvero dipendenti, in questo modo!”.\
Se ne hai il coraggio, disinstalla tutte le tue applicazioni social per un mese. Solo per curiosità, come esperimento; probabilmente non obietteresti di nuovo.
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## Distraction
## Distrazione
Of course, distraction and [addiction](#addiction) go hand in hand: the more we need to check all of our apps for new likes or posts, the less we focus on things which actually matter to us. It's mostly a matter of [time](#time), but it's also a matter of focus and commitment: Social Media make us endlessly jump from one content to another at great speed; at most, our eyes stay put on a picture for five seconds. It follows that in our everyday lives focusing on something for a long time requires an innatuaral amount of effort.\
Again: it's not that if someone isn't focused it's because of Social Media, but for sure spending time scrolling our feed does not halp us being more focused.
Naturalmente, distrazione e [dipendenza](#dipendenza) sono strettamente correlate: più abbiamo bisogno di controllare su tutte le nostre app nuovi post o commenti, meno ci concentriamo su ciò che realmente ci interessa. È principalmente una questione di [tempo](#time), ma si tratta anche di allenare la concentrazione e la dedizione: i Social Media ci abituano a saltare incessantemente da un contenuto ad un altro a grandissima velocità; al massimo, i nostri occhi di solito si fermano su un'immagine per cinque secondi. Da ciò consegue che nella nostra quotidianità concentrarsi su qualcosa per lungo tempo richiede uno sforzo sovrannaturale.\
Ancora una volta: se una persona è fortemente distratta e non sa concentrarsi, non è *necessariamente* causa dei Social Media, ma trascorrere parecchio tempo a scrollare il nostro feed di certo non aiuta.
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## Data
## Dati
Whether we want this or not, even by passively using Social Media, so by browsing around, whatcing videos and pictures or reading posts, we give Social Media platforms owners a huge amount of data about us and about what we like, for free. Such data, even if it's “deliberately” shared, is piled up day after day, month after month and year after year. The result is scary… what all of this information about us is used for? The answer is [user profilation](#profilation).
Indipendentemente dalla nostra volontà, anche se utilizziamo i social passivamente, dunue navigando, guardando video e immgini e leggendo post, regaliamo ai proprietari dei Social Media una immensa mole di dati su di noi e su cosa ci piace. Questi dati, anche se in teoria sono “deliberatmente” concessi, sono accumulati sempre più, giorno dopo giorno, mese dopo mese, anno dopo anno. Il risultato è spaventoso. Per cosa vengono utilizzate tutte queste informazioni? La risposta è [profilazione degli utenti](#profilazione)
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## Profilation
## Profilazione
Probably this is one of the main reasons why people delete their social media accounts. The matter is very simple, too: our data is used to understand who we are. If the answer was limited to this, it could also be acceptable. In the end, if we want to use the internet, something about us is leaked some way or another. The problem is how our identity, our intrests, our fears, our desires, our hate are managed and what they're used for.
Probabilmente, questa è una delle ragioni principali per cui le persone scelgono di eliminare i propri account sui social media.\
La questione è tanto semplice quanto preoccupante: tutti i dati raccolti su di noi vengono aggregati e analizzati per capire **chi siamo**. Se la profilazione si limitasse a questo, potremmo forse ritenerla accettabile; alla fine, se vogliamo usare internet senza essere dei tecnici o degli esperti, qualche informazione su di noi trapela, in un modo o nell'altro. Il problem fondamentale è **come** la nostra identità, formata dai noisti interessi, le nostre paure, le nostre più recondite pulsioni e la nostra rabbia sono gestite e per cosa sono usate.
It's not a secret: our identity is sold to addvertisers to show (or better, flood our feed) with ads “of our interest”. This may be even good if it was used solely for marketing purposes, but, unfortunately, it's not: we may be (and probably we are) targeted by political ads, which don't aim to sell us something or make install some app, but their purpose is to condition our behavior and distort our view of the world, further enforcing the [bubble](#bubble) we are uncounsciously trapped in.
Non è un segreto: tutto ciò che ho appena elencato è venduto a caro prezzo ad inserzionisti per mostrarci (o meglio, per sommergere il nostro feed con) pubblicità “di nostro interesse”. Questo potrebbe essere addirittura considerato un aspetto positivo se fosse sfruttato solo per fini di marketing, ma, sfortunatamente, non è così: potremmo (e probabilmente siamo) puntati da inserzioni e campagne politiche, che non puntano a venderci qualcosa, ma mirano a condizionare il nostro comportamento e distorcere la nostra interpretazione del mondo, rinforzando ulteriormente la [bolla](#bolla) in cui viviamo e, ovviamente, manipolando la nostra scelta di voto.
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## Monopolization
## Monopolizzazione
Is there any way to become an influencer, to promore a product, to share a political point of view, to condemn an injustice, to display a piece of art or to communicate anything to the public which doesn't involve Social Media? Regardless of Social Media being good or bad, the fact that being heard or noticed in this messy world is *only* through platforms owned by giant corporations which use our content to grow tremendously and endlessly, by earning an incredible amount of money is deeply unjust. Social Media corporations are monopolies which don't allow any competition to mess with them, by either buying competitors, or by being so much bigger that if a tiny slice of the market is stolen it doesn't change much.
Esiste un modo per diventare influencer, promuovere un prodotto, condividere un'opinione politica, mettere in mostra un'opera darte o comunicare qualunque cosa con il pubblico senza utilizzare, direttamente o indirettamente, i Social Media?
Indipendentemente dal loro essere una cosa positiva o negativa, il fatto che l'unico modo per essere considerati, ascoltati, o anche solo notati in questo mondo confuso sia fare affidamento su piattaforme che sono possedute da immense *corporations* che utilizzano i nostri contenuti per crescere a dismisura e incessantemente, guadagnando impronunciabili somme di denaro, è profondamente ingiusto.
Le aziende che possiedono i Social Media sono monopoli che non permettono a nessuno di competere con loro, o acquistando e inglobando le società che entrano con loro in collisione, oppure essendo così tanto più grandi da schiacciarle.
Facebook is now being sued in the US by the government and by several states, exactly with the accusation of unlawfully acquiring and avoiging competitors.
Facebook è stato denunciato ed è ora sotto processo da parte del governo statunitense e molti altri stati del mondo, precisamente con l'accusa di aver comprato illegalmente la competizione.
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## Standardization
## Tempo
What does creativity have to do with all of this? As seen in [monopolization](#monopolization), there is little if no alternative to have a public online presence if not by taking advantage of a social media profile. Unless you were previously known for some reason, it's very unlikely for you to be considered by a broad audience without a social media profile. From these considerations stems that the vast majority of people online necessarily show their content and their public image on a page which has the same layout, the same rules, the same colors. You can be as creative as you wish in editing and posting, but you will always be constrained by the same standard.
Non sei spaventato da quanto tempo passi a fissare uno schermo?
Social media are killing diversity: they are standardizing the way people present themselves, the way in which communicators can be listened, and, more importantly, the way in which pictures are displayed. The context loses all of its meaning. Personality and identity are masked behind the same layer and behind a profile which is the same for everybody.
Guarda le statistiche di utilizzo dei tuoi dispositivi.
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## Content ownership
## Standardizzazione
Come si rapporta la **creatività** con tutto quanto scritto finora? Come sottolineato in [monopolizzazione](#monopolizzazione), ci sono poche o zero alternative per avere una presenza pubblica online senza sfruttare un profilo sui Social Media. A meno che tu per qualche ragione non fossi già conosciuto, è fortemente improbabile che tu possa venire considerato da un vasto pubblico senza un account o una pagina su almeno un social network.
Is what we publish on Social Media actually ours? The answer comes straight from the two major social media platform policies.
A queste considerazioni consegue che la maggioranza delle persone mostra le proprie immagini o creazioni su una pagina che necessariamente condivide lo stesso layout, la stessa grafica, segue le stesse regole e gli stessi schemi di tutti i miliardi delle altre esistenti. Puoi essere creativo come e quanto desideri nel pubblicare e modificare ciò che intendi condividere, ma sarai sempre limitato dagli stessi canoni.
**Spoiler** - The short answer is yes, but the actual one is no: we retain ownership rights on our content, but it means that almost nothing, since platforms can do whatever they whant with it, and we cann't do anything about it: once we published something, **it's not over our control anymore**. So: we own our content but we can't control it. Is this actual ownership?
I Social Media stanno uccidendo la diversità: stanno standardizzando il modo in cui le persone di presentano, i canoni di efficacia affinché in messaggio venga recepito e rimanca impresso e, soprattutto, il modo in cui appaiono e sono valutate le immagini. Il contenuto perde tutto il suo significato originale. La personalità e l'identità sono mascherate dallo stesso livello di artificialità dietro un profilo che è lo stesso per tutti.
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## Diritti sui contenuti
Quello che pubblichiamo sui Social Media è veramente nostro? La risposta giace all'interno delle privacy policy degli stessi.
**Spoiler** - La risposta veloce è sì, ma quella reale è no: manteniamo i diritti di proprietà sul nostro contenuto, ma non vuol dire quasi nulla, poiché allo stesso tempo acconsentiamo che le piattaforme online ne facciano ciò che vogliono; noi non possiamo farci nulla: una volta pubblicato qualcosa, <u>non è più sotto il nostro controllo</u>. Quindi: il contenuto è tuo ma non puoi farci nulla. È davvero proprietà?
### Facebook
@ -138,7 +163,7 @@ From Twitter's [Terms of Service](https://twitter.com/en/tos "Twitter Terms of S
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## Tik Tok
### Tik Tok
From Tik Tok's [Terms of use](https://www.tiktok.com/legal/terms-of-use "Tik Tok Terms of Service")