Literally anything could replace Twitter at this point and we’d be better off

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I’m sorry, Twitter, I really am. I’ve been a user for exactly a decade, and though I’ve never been a fanatical tweeter, I have been active all these years. 

But right now the state of Twitter is such that pretty much anything resembling it could replace it. The main requirement of this new service? Just don’t be Twitter. 

Case in point: Mastodon. The open-source, decentralized Twitter clone grew rapidly over the last week; so fast that the main server (at Mastodon, they call this “instance”) had to shut down its doors for new users. And it’s not hard to guess where all these users are coming from: If you join one of the other instances right now, most of the messages you’ll see will be sighs of relief from users who finally feel freed from the shackles of Twitter.  Read more…

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