The shutdown of is yet another warning sign for anybody providing valuable content to any closed, centralized platform.
Many of us will see shutdown of , , , you name it. Think about it.
Use services who support and data export & import.

@publicvoit Facebook and YouTube are likely in the "too big to fail" position by now or soon enough. YouTube's a cash cow for Google so no way they're going to pull the plug on it. Facebook is a valuable asset in surveillance and other sorts of industries since running a Web site is "too hard" nowadays.

Both major sites are fueled by advertising. Once it becomes socially acceptable to reject ads, then we may see FB/YT support waver. Or they'll just adapt somehow into something worse.

@rocx You're referring to the current situation. I bookmark your comment and return to you when one of them is shut down. 😏

>Many of us will see shutdown of #facebook, #YouTube, #Twitter, you name it.

I look forward to that day.

@publicvoit Most interesting, however, I felt in a similar situation a few weeks ago when one of the #fediverse instances I have an account on went down practically overnight without me having a chance to back up anything before. 😉

@z428 Wow, that's too bad.
I'll add a monthly TODO to export my Mastodon account data in any case.

@61 @z428 I can absolutely follow your rationale but I do disagree. Any decentralized, federated system is much more likely to have an import/export mechanism which lets you create backups or switch to a different instance. With the example of Google+: everything is lost for good. All the effort was spent for nothing when it comes to preventing loss of knowledge.

@z428 I love the Fediverse but that's indeed a problem. I currently see only two solutions to this problem, to either choose a very thrustworthy instance (or creat your own) or the nomadic indentity which lets you create a mirror of your account on multiple sites. That last solutions is currently only implemented on Hubzilla and Zap.

@publicvoit "Content" is lost in any of the above. Mayhap YT but even there it's wasted the moment the subject of your content is problematic for advertisement. The lesson for me is: Host anything you put effort in yourself and just seed the links back to you. Mayhap crosspost as well but do not _rely_ on external services at all. Remember *cough* sourceforge *cough*?

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