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@pierrelucdaoust @Longplay_Games @freeschool
Yes, I hadn't thought of that. There is indeed a lack of a tool to transfer videos between fedi accounts (but then again, account providers would have to warn their users of an imminent closure for this tool to be useful).

@Longplay_Games @Le_bottin_des_jeux_linux @freeschool Fedi servers have also a big weak point: they can disappear way easier than GAFAM video services. And when it happens, it's hard to find the motivation to rebuild everything from zero on another server, knowing the risk. Scalded cat fears cold water!

I used to keep a Peertube account up-to-date, but after its sudden closure, I only sticked to YouTube. Maybe it will change someday, I don't know.

@MightyOwlbear @Le_bottin_des_jeux_linux @freeschool If you'd told me 30 years ago that the internet would end up like this, I'd not have worked so hard to expand and create it.
In the 1990s, it was seen as the *solution* to monopolistic walled garden BS like Compuserve, Prodigy, GEnie, AOL etc.

Lots of us worked untold hours to migrate off DECNet and many other technologies onto a single shared tech just so we could share.

@Longplay_Games @Le_bottin_des_jeux_linux @freeschool

I remember being very surprised when my G+ video share comment for my oomfies ended up as a public comment on the YouTube video I'd shared.

There's this image of a single ecosystem for all things that obsesses current corporate tech visions (see also: any time anyone lays out plans for a metaverse) that's fundamentally undesirable and hostile to users.

@MightyOwlbear @Le_bottin_des_jeux_linux @freeschool Same issue Google had with trying to force G+
I actually liked G+, but it really hurt Youtube pretty heavily.

Facebook faces an even sharper climb, since they hardwall *everything*. Honestly, I enjoy the fact that I quite literally can't see anything in their universe - but it would sure kill any video platform they attempted.

@Longplay_Games @freeschool
Yes and apart from fedi which could be competitive because of the load balancing on its users, no company can compete with YouTube anymore - because of the investment and the size of its servers (except Elon Musk :)).
What bothers me with fedi is the size of its links:
(too long for Mastodon client)
On YoutTube :

@Longplay_Games @Le_bottin_des_jeux_linux @freeschool Facebook has been trying to set itself up as competition to YT for ages, but fundamentally suffers from (a) being Facebook and (b) attempting to wrap video into its unified communications things, rather than treating it as the broadcast platform it wants people and organisations to use it as.

Appreciate you saying out loud and hold with you that thought.
On my system it loads everything almost instantly because it's stripped down to the functional basics (rather than added shenanigans).
Really really appreciate you saying

@Le_bottin_des_jeux_linux @freeschool The trouble with youtube is that it has no effective competition.
Vimeo barely exists, some of the others (like daily motion) are actually *worse*, and the fedi type ones have so few users it's almost a rounding error in comparison.

As for user comments on YouTube, I see that they are also reported on Invidious, so the value of keeping the original links on my site is diminished. I also agree with you that supporting useful commercial companies does not mean agreeing with the tracking of its users. I still have some resistance towards using YouTube (but I'm not sure of myself).

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