The more I think about tech giants, the more I want to use self-hosted services.
On this blog, I will talk about what I want to do with my life.
The first and most important item on my list is self-expression.
When you use a private service like Facebook, Google, YouTube and such, their interest is not to provide free speech, nor promote the development of society, nor improve your well-being. But it is in their interest to rob you of your attention, time, money, and eventually your entire community.
As people become addicted to these services, the very fabric of society starts to fall apart. We only interact through a middleman, who only shows us what we like to see, to keep us hooked and wanting for more.
In order to have free speech, you have to counter this influence. You have to break out of the bubble, and listen to other people, even of opposing viewpoints. People are smart in general, and their opinions are there for a reason. Find the reason, and understand it!
I urge you to become aware of Big Tech's influence over your life, and to fight back.
Write your own website, and host it yourself!
P.S. I personally recommend Pelican. It just works out-of-the-box! Initially I tried blogit for its small codebase, but less code also means less functionality, not just fewer bugs :)