if you go to remove yourself from twitter or facebook, you're gonna be like "ugh, all this data definitely is still on their servers though. i guess that's the price we pay for..." ...for fucking what? why couldn't that shit couldn't have been on a machine you owned or rented
@joewintergreen a little raspberry pi hosts all my bots here, and power + home internet reliability is usually pretty good but I notice when it goes out, and if it were anything more mission critical (email, website etc) it would be disastrous. Self-hosting from home is fraught in practice and requires huge IT skills. Agree that there should be better solutions for letting people own their data and its usage. Ad tech has made computing incredibly worse.
@jplebreton yeah, in practice I would expect most people would pay for offsite hosting of some kind. but not being able to meaningfully host your own social media presence is dumb as shit
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