Twitter wants to decentralize because they see how fast Mastodon and other decentralized networks are growing and Jack wants to monetize that.
He doesn't care about a freer, more open internet, he cares about watching Mastodon grow and that he's not making money off it.
I hadn't seen this news!
It's a nice validation of the format, but I'm also not excited about closed-source entries into the space.
@danarel The thing I'm wondering about is... If it's meant to be decentralised, who does he plan to federate with? FaceBook? Instragram (FaceBook)? WhatsApp (FaceBook)? LinkedIn (LOL)?
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