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So there's 69 of us now who have made the move to thestrangeattractor. The goal is for this to be our little island away from facebook as a social media empire and despite our humble beginnings I'm pretty excited about things so far. Take a moment to give yourself a pat on the back for enabling these illusions of cyber grandeur within me, and let's look forward to the real meat of this confusing sandwich together.
Let's face it, The Strange Attractor at its current state, is obviously too dull, broken, and confusing to really take root with the larger part of our community. For the most part, facebook is too convenient, distracting, and pervasive to counter, and that's not really the point of this site existing. I liken my internet use to that of any other broadcast medium. Relying on the big ones (facebook/instagram/twitter) for all your online social interactions is like relying on the billboard charts or mainstream radio for your music. I think the discussions, and creative processes that we share with each other on social media are little pieces of art in their own right, and relinquishing the essence of that artistic output to corporations that don't give a fuck about us is beyond disheartening.
That being said, this is my personal solution beyond outright abandoning social media altogether. There is obviously a need for social media platforms, and the sharing of information on the internet. I want this site to act as a facilitator in returning us to the arcane roots of the internet in all its absurd eminence. I want our little corner of the web to offer repose to virtual castaways, drowning in a sea of fluff content, and consumerism.
Anything you post in the comments below I will try my best to manifest.