“I can opt out [of services from big technology companies], but people might not realize I’ve left, or might forget, even if they do know.” - Gizmodo
Luckily I’m at a point in my life where almost everyone I want to talk to is reachable over whatever I want to reach them over, but this won’t last forever.
Some people exclusively use FB Messenger, so I may even need to get that eventually.
Network effects suck.
@njha Convince them to join something – anything – on the Fediverse. That eliminates such network effects.
@wizzwizz4 That's true, but IMO there is only one user-friendly piece of fediverse software, and that's Mastodon.
Everything else is too hard for people to sign up for.
(In English-speaking countries at least, I understand that Misskey and things might work out in other countries.)
@njha Then let's do something about that, shall we? This _is_ FOSStodon, after all.
@wizzwizz4 Yes, something...
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.