I'm pretty discouraged at my failures at budging the needle toward an open web.
I've spent a ton of energy trying to build nice things for people who ultimately don't give a shit about them. They know these mega-networks are bad, they read the news, but they are really, really uninterested in trying out alternatives.
You all are lovely people (most of you), but I'm really here to try and move the people I know. And I've failed. I guess I should have become popular first.
@dl It's hard to convince people because there's hardly anyone else there, making it hard to convince people. The only way to break that cycle is by huge amounts of power, or by being the first to market the next thing.
Unfortunately I doubt that open products that replicate an already existing platform will ever really take off for this reason.
@shinmera I wasn't expecting a wild success, honestly! I did think my barely tech-literate family members could handle clicking on one more bookmark to see pictures and updates. I was hoping that I could move just a few people over.
It was obviously too much to expect.
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