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People like centralised platforms because it's convenient and easy.

On the other hand, you sacrifice your freedom to someone literally selling you out.

But it seems the people who care about that kind of thing are a /minority/ nowadays.

@mattcropp People sacrificed IRC at the altar of Discord.

And I can't forgive Discord because they killed my life's work (I used to work on IRC stuff).

@Elizafox reason why *I* am trying to migrate from birdsite is their consistent fuxing what ain't broken and clear disrespect to users. Oh, and the ads. But adblocks work OK.

@Elizafox you think it would be possible to build a centralized but free (your data easily exportable, etc.) platform? I'd like to think only greed stands in the way of that happening but I suspect I'm wrong in that point.

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