Why you should own your own data.

Because when you look this good, why make money for someone else (picture by author).

Social media is currently based around a single concept: take someone’s data and monetize it to the maximum extent while delivering a service of minimal complexity and value to them. In turning people into a product, social media firms prey upon the ignorance of people about how valuable their data actually is, and their willingness to permit that information to be used for the sake of convenience or “connection”.