witches.town / SaaS critique Show more
The witches.town shutdown is a micro-lesson in why SaaS is problematic and why the Federation model of "idealistic admins run code for community" is no improvement.
If you depend on other people for your computing, let alone for your identity online and social life - you will get screwed WHEN (not if) their needs and yours diverge.
Accounts closed, instances shut down, software upgrades with unwanted "features", privacy concerns: all inevitable.
@HerraBRE so true. Personal instance would be best. Mastodon is just an in between solution.
@Jelv I wouldn't write off Mastodon, the software could still evolve in that general direction!
But seeing mastodon.social (or in my case mastodon.xyz) as an in-between solution is something I agree with.
Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!