Decentralized social media

Conclusion

Despite the great ideas behind the Fediverse's services and the simplicity and elegance it provides application programmers, a harsh truth is that a social media service is only as good as the people who use it. Who hasn't said to themselves "This is rubbish, but I can't leave because all these people I need to keep in touch with are here" when browsing through Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn? The fact is that the time when a social media platform could attract new users on the merits of its features has long gone.

However, the Fediverse has many things going for it – not least of which is that you can agglomerate all the users as one audience even though each is using a different service – and that may give it a fighting chance.

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