And before folks recommend 3rd party apps: yes, I usually use Apollo. But I also sometimes like to check on what Reddit is doing with its own.
@chartier It is opt-in rather than opt-out. For that reason alone I'd say it isnt tone deaf but rather is acting responsibly towards those concerns.
@freemo Hrm. Fair point. You're right, the app doesn't prompt with a modal pop-up that must be answered. It's just a value proposition and we can take or leave it.
@chartier seems alright to me... just asks if you want to enable... many sites starting to do that.
I think the goal is LOCAL... to somehow surface items matching your locale. It's a good goal, still depends on how closely it matches MY interests.
Generalistic and moderated instance.