Thank you both for sounding the alarm and your diligence. I, too, sensed something was awry when steadily rising Follower numbers and plunging claps, etc. Keeping up with the writers I enjoy is becoming more and cumbersome, even when checking the From Your Network tab. [sigh]
Gang, I’m an optimist, but also a realist. This is not the time to be Pollyanna. What to do? Hedge your bets. No one will look out for your best interests like you.
I have a couple of analogies to drive the point home.
- Indie Writers : Medium :: People : Soylent Green
- Indie Writers : Medium :: corpse body parts : Frankenstein’s monster
- Indie Writers : Medium :: Facebook users : Cambridge Analytica
- Indie Writers : Medium :: a means to an end
Face it, we’re the product. We’ve always been the product. That’s been the business model all along. Jonathan and Mateja Klaric have simply pulled back the curtain to fully reveal the humbug and his machinations.
Thanks to all who have been sounding the alarm
Cover your ass, writers.