Eugen mastodon
I feel like I don't explicitly state this often enough, but I want to see a future where most people are on federated social networks. Mastodon, Pleroma, Misskey, etc, instead of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
@Gargron I don't care so much about federated or not, but I want the advertising and investor money out of our social lives. It poisons everything, and it has thoroughly poisoned the big social networks. And the fediverse is the best available alternative at the moment.
@WAHa_06x36 @Gargron

A centralised site can be sold to investors, a federated decentralised network can't.
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The way this will end up is with federated networks… for a while, then there will be mastodon's answer to Gmail, where everyone will gravitate to the provider spending the most money on marketing.

@61 @Gargron

Gmail doesn't have the same network effect as Facebook or Twitter. People can more easily switching to alternatives from Gmail.

Even in this situation, decentralised is still better because it leaves the door wider open for alternatives.
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It was just an example of how even in the face of #federation you can get people to gravitate towards one particular provider, given enough #marketing #money.

Take #slack for example, a glorified #irc server, or #whatsapp, #telegram and all the rest of garden-walled #xmpp implementations.

We need to do something different to break that cycle. I don't know what the solution is but it will be #social / #political, not #technical.

@61 WhatsApp is based on a stripped down ("optimised") version of the XMPP C2S protocol, but it has never been a part of the !xmpp federated network, nor advertised itself as such.
It's as if Twitter were to implement a highly modified version of the ActivityPub's C2S protocol. Would'n've made a slightest difference.
#xmpp @61