More good websites please

All online, instead of onboard nowadays.

When my optician refused to make me a pair of spectacles for the distance of ideally 1 meter, as that is the distance between myself and my computer screen, on the NHS because he said it is lifestyle, I thought, so why does the government force us to communicate with government offices and institutions online?

If it’s lifestyle we should have a choice and if NHS refuses sight patients spectacles, which enable them to see computer screen then there is a clear gap in service provision.

Just as people moan about bad influences online, I think we should answer that with more good influences online, as well as banning the bad ones.

Stop moaning about TikTok being a bad influence, make it a good influence.

The more good websites the better. Let people see those computer screens. Opticians who think that reading only means paper books missed a trick and/or live in the past of the times when printed paper books was the only way to read.

We need more funding for good websites not less. We need more support for sensible online content.

Only way to get online cheaply these days is using free blogging sites, social media sites.

It is a big shame that control of what is published online is getting more and more paralysed a very few providers. Everyone has an App, but there is only so many apps anyone person can reasonably maintain on any device. Apps monopolise people’s attention.

But, making and maintaining an App is not generally available to people wanting to publish their views. It’s commercially exploited to direct people’s attention away from others, towards one particular provider.

Let’s not forget, that if you now publish on someone else’s site, may that be Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc, you rely on them providing the service. You are not running your own web server, which allows you to keep it on.

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