we are actually very close to getting to where we need to eviscerate proprietary social platforms and their data abuses.
the work going into Pleroma 2.0 and Mastodon 3.x and all the other fediverse software will give us the solid foundation of consent we need to make it happen.
this isn't financial advice but it's getting close to time to short facebook stock.
@patrickmcurry not trying to toot my own horn, but I've been in a couple of interviews about this now, because I'm actively studying the space and writing about it.
Some early history of these kinds of networks and what they are today: https://cloud.wedistribute.org/index.php/s/4tF7HBZ37kaSC8J
Some of the history between Diaspora and the networks that came after: https://stealthisshow.com/s04e20/