Making #apps that respect privacy is important, but if we want everyone from our kids to grandparents to use them, there needs to be a stellar user experience.
Not only does it need to be on-par with "the other" websites that everyone uses, the UX actually needs to be better.
Respect for the user's needs and desires is paramount to gain widespread adoption.
@theprivacyfoundation the truth is they're starting to get it and for that I'm truly greatful:) Mastodon is a great example, pixelfed, nextcloud, many linux distros ... it's coming. There really needs to be more beta testing for user experience outside the privacy, opensource community so there's a real chance for alternatives. In many ways things like having a common protocol like activitypub is something proprietary apps can never compete with.
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