I believe the answer to this question lies within the own values and the purpose one thinks of using social media.
Most social media, I believe, is disrespecting our values.
They are designed to gain a profit from mass survailience. I know, you might think ‘nothin to hide nothing to fear’, but it has impact to society as a whole.
A documentary with the same name as the subject that I can advice:
Furthermore they are designed in away that the entire power is in the hand of very few, leaving communities with no decision power but to obey or leave.
Their interest in profit also takes impact of how software is designed. Agorytms that try to make you adicted to their plattform, clickbaits that get sponsord…
….then there is cencorship of many minorities..
Whatsoever. There is more to say on that but I guess the point I’m making is clear.
Question should be, do we really want this, and if not what our possibilities to overcome it.
There is a network called fediverse. It is based on many different plattforms that are federated with each other. Even so the plattforms are run on different software, people can comunicate with each other.
That makes it possible that one doesn’t need to join an endless amount of plattforms to be able to comunicate with others.
It also means that many different designes are possible, just so it fits ones usecase.
Every community can have their own plattform they control, and still be connected to other communties.
There are no adds. No marketizing of private data.
One can host it by themself and also change the software if they desire so, since it is free and opensource.
Examples of thos plattforms:
similiar to fb:
federated content managment system
for video and audio:
similiar to instagram:
(they are still in beta)
Myself I’m availabe for a chat here: