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Alois Bělaška
Founder of Friends+Me, Family-First Microentrepreneur
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That’s really funny and so f.cked up at the same time...

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Am a googler (hence throwaway account) & I can easily tell you why this shit keeps happening!
Google featureless ZERO penalties for fucking shit up! Zero! Do you know what the people who wasted two years on Allo got after it was canned? Nothing! Some of them actually got promoted!
Google GREATLY encourages "launches" - releasing something publicly. And keep in mind - no penalties if the shit is half baked, not working, only works on chrome, or some such nonsense! This is the norm!
Why? Promotion. You cannot get promoted beyond a certain level in this place unless you "launch" something big.
So what do you get when you add of all these perverse incentives? Nine thousand, eight hundred, and eighty-three chat apps, and a never-ending chain of redesigns and relaunches so some people can get promoted.
Do you know how many bugs you need to fix to get promoted? Infinity. No matter how many you fix, it will never get you enough "impact" for promotion. Never.
How many useless redesigns do you need to launch to get promoted? ONE!
Extra fun: people internally usually warn about this shit, complain about it, file bugs about shitty performance, etc. It is ALL ignored. Most people who've been here for over a few years have given up filing bugs even. Because the reply is always the same: "you're not the target audience"!
And we all know it! We all do! Some quit when they realize it, others just begin optimizing for promotion as opposed to optimizing for what is good for the user or the company. And this is how you get new gmail, for example.
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Users are people too...
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And that’s why distributed p2p is the only solution to the social media. P2P network cannot be shutdown that easily.
I don't know if anyone here uses Gab, but if you do: Apparently Gab is going to be down for a while. Sounds like one of their users may have been involved in something infamous.

I have (or at least had) a Gab account, but haven't used it in a really long time.
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Autumn... whiskey time.
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I am pretty sure MeWe is not the right solution to the social web problem too.

For Plussers, it may look like the best solution to move to from G+ because MeWe offers very similar feature set and the app feel is very close to the original G+ but doesn’t solve the fundamental problem that it’s a network backed by a company that may or may not go out of business anytime. Just like Google decided to kill the G+ they just may for whatever reason run out of money and choose to close the network too. There’s no guarantee it will not happen and what then? Problem is still the same.

The only real solution to this problem is a point-to-point solution like the Scuttlebutt where you own your data, and no single point of failure is involved such as company running the platform on its servers.

The Scuttlebutt project architecture makes sense, feels like a real solution to the social web problem, used technology is superb, and the momentum is there too. I recommend this talk by André Staltz - Reinvent the social web if you’d like to know more.

I’d love to know your opinion!
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#3sestry <|||>
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Working on something BIG #ns
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