This hyper capitalisation of the social sphere is exactly why other #platforms feel so toxic. The fact that these platforms are run in the interests of capital and not the interests of their communities is surely clear by now.
We have to make and defend spaces that are free of the forces of capital. We have to make some some space for our own humanity to flourish.
They will come for #Mastodon when the incentive is there. How we respond to that is up to us.
> haven't made it here yet
- and they're unlikely to ever do. Capitalism and centralisation go hand in hand... In fact centralisation is so vital to capitailsm, the latter cannot exist if the former is not present.
@kawaiipunk I wonder what will happen when the companies get here. I believe they will start buying the most popular instances and get access to our private data.
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