Hey Dave, your guess was right. I think that was me you’re looking for, the article has made $2983.60 in its lifetime.
The reason might be that the Laziness article had more non-member readers? Not sure.
It’s not naive to give businesses a certain amount of trust in using them, but when they breach that trust, we have to leave them.
Putting the blame on the user for choosing to use a product that ended up taking advantage of them is like blaming someone who falls in love only to find out their partner is abusive.
Agreed, I want to quit Google too, but I haven’t found a legitimately good substitute for Gmail / Drive for business email / doc collaboration. Once I do… I’m done with them too.
Feel the same about Instagram, Snapchat. Podcasting apps seem fairly harmless. Twitter as well, their ads don’t perform well enough for these kinds of incentives, and they don’t have the same data collection abilities.
The other big concern I see right now is Google, but unfortunately, it’s much harder to quit their ecosystem.