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Why the Fediverse is significant, beside privacy 

Because big corporations are not forever.

Say about them what you will, but there IS a value in social media, they do satisfy the need, they do scratch that ancient itch of human beings to hear each other and be heard. They do it quite perversely, as a side-effect to filling their shareholders' pockets, but still, as a matter of fact.

The corporations though, do close down for all kinds of reasons.

There was a time before Twitter. Someday Facebook will disappear. Someday, YouTube will go dark.

The Fediverse, in this sense, is a toolkit, that will allow people to rebuild the Internet as we know and love it today in the future, when most companies have gone extinct.

The Internet is not a thing that "just is", it's "what people do". The Fediverse recognizes and embraces this fluid, dynamic nature: every now and then there's new servers that pop up and old that ones go down. It's not really a big deal around here. And it's... beautiful?

Why the Fediverse is significant, beside privacy 

@drq 👍 I agree.

Why the Fediverse is significant, beside privacy 

@drq the big reason I love it, is that I don't feel like I'm shouting into the void

People listen to me here, and I don't feel the burning desire to get as many followers as possible

@drq in Fediverse you rule your data, and can simply delete what you dislike. that's almost impossible in coprorative nets.

Why the Fediverse is significant, beside privacy 

@drq a truly beautiful thing indeed

Why the Fediverse is significant, beside privacy 

@drq You're right, it indeed is beautiful. Your post made me smile, thank you. :)
Long live the Fediverse!

Why the Fediverse is significant, beside privacy 

@drq I couldn't have said it better myself. That was very well worded and it's *SO* true!

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