We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites... With G+ Shutting Down and More People Disillusioned with Facebook, There is No Single Big Alternative
An interesting post at the link below. So true that before Facebook we had the massive MySpace which "everybody" back then was on. Before that, we had our own sites and were many other smaller social networks. Why did Facebook manage to draw so many people into one central network, and why is there no big alternative emerging yet to draw everyone away from Facebook? Lots of smaller alternatives but each has its issues and no one of them is the major magnet that Facebook was back in the MySpace days.
The time is ripe! G+ announced its earlier shutdown due to two breaches, and Facebook are repeated breaches refuses to shutdown and the fact is many Facebook users would like some alternative.
I'm sure something will emerge as it always has in the past and the coming months would be the right time. The biggest question for me is will it be a big central service or will it be a strong fediverse type protocol binding together many decentralised social networks into a single virtual network. I'm hoping for the latter as it will cost less and will be the alternative people are seeking, and being a federation is could offer more choices and niches for networks to play in. It will also mean not moving into a new locked in central service.
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