@sir how does word processing translate to social networking at all?
@ThatSoftwareBat it's all the same shit. Proprietary document formats or proprietary protocols, there's no difference
A social network isn’t really a protocol. It’s just some software. And an open-source social network can still collect people’s data.
There’s nothing stopping someone from forking Mastodon and setting up a rouge instance. Most people won’t check.
@ThatSoftwareBat a social network isn't a protocol only as a business decision. Social networks embrace interopability as a hook to get users in but throw it away as soon as it's not necessary.
>There’s nothing stopping someone from forking Mastodon and setting up a rouge instance. Most people won’t check.
But some people will... and when it comes out that someone has been, then switching to another is possible with little fanfare. The same does not hold of Facebook et al.
cmpwn.com is a private Mastodon instance for friends of SirCmpwn.