Context collapse is the idea that instead of separate spaces in which you operate and may behave contextually differently, you are reduced to broader exposure of most aspects of your life in most scenarios.
Eg, Facebook introduced a situational reckoning for many people whose recreational activities (drinking, partying, board games, tv preferences) were previously privately scoped, but were suddenly tagged in media that everyone (including their boss, etc) could see.
@cwebber can't we just reintroduce scope? isn't this what we have de facto done by moving to alts?
like: i don't experience too many direct negative effects of this, but i suspect that's because:
a) i've cut myself off from a huge part of social life (along with family connections, community happenings, etc.) just by not being on facebook et al.
b) i've got a job and a place to live where the weirder aspects of my personal life are ignored / safe.
@cwebber context collapse seems be a zero sum game at best. As much as it enabled calling out shitty behaviour it has made shitty behaviour more acceptable because "everybody" seems to be doing it. For example, would our politicians actually get elected pre-internet if they openly behaved the way they do now?
I don't think context collapse is a mere consequence of technology either. It was intentional on the part of Facebook and Google in particular.
I feel at home w/ my software freedom peeps here because I know they know you can enjoy substantial freedom all by your lonesome, or amongst a select few
but being 'open' doesn't work like that: radical openness feeds radical scrutiny, and it's just tough luck what that does to your soul
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