Pluralistic: Tiktok’s enshittification (21 Jan 2023) – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow

Pluralistic: Tiktok’s enshittification (21 Jan 2023) by Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow (pluralistic.net)

https://i0.wp.com/craphound.com/images/21Jan2023.jpg?w=840&ssl=1 https://i0.wp.com/craphound.com/images/21Jan2023.jpg?w=840&ssl=1 Today’s links Tiktok’s enshittification: The company manually allocates surplus to creators, and they can take it away again, too. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate…

Here is how platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die.I call this enshittification, and it is a seemingly inevitable consequence arising from the combination of the ease of changing how a platform allocates value, combined with the nature of a “two sided market,” where a platform sits between buyers and sellers, hold each hostage to the other, raking off an ever-larger share of the value that passes between them.

Source: Pluralistic: Tiktok’s enshittification (21 Jan 2023) – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow

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