Dear readers and customers,
first of all we from AETHYX MEDIAE want to wish all of you a Happy New Year 2024!
May some of your wishes come true. Stay healthy. And we hope you and your loved ones had a calm and relaxed start.
Let’s face it: we will have another difficult year, unfortunately.
More alternative web projects are dead now, like Flattr or the social network Ello. With less opportunities on the market than from the “Big5” (Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft), customers as well as humans loose more and more. However alternatives never come for free, especially the good ones. So let’s have a moment of silence for these two brave projects alone! The web became a little bit more monotonous and less powerful than before. It’s a pity. R.I.P.
We need to get active too internally: we used Flattr as an alternative payment service on all our projects. We need to deactivate all of the plugins as well as remove the code. So we start the new year with work we didn’t want to do really. Let’s hope it doesn’t stay that way.
There’s technological light at the end of the tunnel too: maybe we get some cool working AI tools this year. Or a working robot. Or humans finally are able to go to Mars. Let’s concentrate on the prospects, shall we? We believe in human creativity, so there will be some goodies for us to cherish in 2024 for sure!
Keep doing what you are doing! You are great!
All the best,
the aethyx staff