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  1. Feb 2023
    1. Enshittification, you'll recall, is the lifecycle of the online platform: first, the platform allocates surpluses to end-users; then, once users are locked in, those surpluses are taken away and given to business-customers. Once the advertisers, publishers, sellers, creators and performers are locked in, the surplus is clawed away from them and taken by the publishers.

      Defining "enshittification"

      The post continues to explain how this happened with [[Facebook]]:

      1 First, gain a huge user base with network effects and lock users into the platform. 2. Spy on users to offer precision targeted advertising. Companies added beacons to websites to improve targeting. 3. Raise ad rates and decrease use of expensive anti-fraud measures.

  2. Dec 2022
    1. The enshittification of Amazon – where you search for a specific product and get six screens of ads for different, worse ones – is the natural end-state of chokepoint capitalism: https://pluralistic.net/2022/11/28/enshittification/#relentless-payola
    2. That same enshittification is on every platform, and "freedom of speech is not freedom of reach" is just a way of saying, "Now that you're stuck here, we're going to enshittify your experience."