Mastodon analytics tool @analytodon has been launched.
I can't get excited for this.
Look, I know why this tool exists. Social media managers need to justify why they get paid. S
o they hand a bunch of graphs over to clients, and then say, "Look! The graph is going up!"
But I'm convinced that a focus on analytics has ruined so many social media platforms. Instagram is an example.
Why are there so many fake followers on Instagram? Partially, it's analytics.
I don't feel the need for this sort of thing I am capable of tracking interactions manually.
So is this something that has to be installed on an instance by instance basis, in which case those instances MUST make it clear this is installed (cue cookie banner) so people can choose another instance if they don't want tracking.
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