"This is not the web we want." @t after laying out the case against #Facebook and others that manipulate users. #WCUS #indieweb
"Facebook represents a dangerous deviation in media history. Once upon a time, elites proudly viewed themselves as gatekeepers. They could be sycophantic to power and snobbish, but they also felt duty-bound to elevate the standards of society and readers. Executives of Silicon Valley regard gatekeeping as the stodgy enemy of innovation — they see themselves as more neutral, scientific and responsive to the market than the elites they replaced — a perspective that obscures their own power and responsibilities"
"For example, we want input behavior for RTL languages such as Arabic and Hebrew to meet users' expectations. We also want to be able to support editor contents with a mixture of LTR and RTL text.
To that end, Draft uses a bidi algorithm to determine appropriate text alignment and direction on a per-block basis.
Text is rendered with an LTR or RTL direction automatically as the user types. You should not need to do anything to set direction yourself."
You want to win against Facebook? Let go of the idea of people reading your stuff on your site, and develop or support interfaces that put your readers in control of how they view the web instead of giving the control to the people with the servers. Support people looking into federated recommendation systems. Make friends with the idea of full copies of your stuff flowing across the web instead of links.