“In principle, I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter. It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company.”

– Jack Dorsey, the cunt who made his billions by making Twitter a company and not a public good.

@aral pretentious idiot (Dorsey) literally described mastodon

@aral He "got out" and can now claim that it all went too big too fast and that he actually never wanted Twitter to be what it is... If it's true or not is left to your imagination ;)

@aral When people open a statement with "in principle" and go on to do something else (especially as one of the few persons who could actually do something about it), that principle does not apply. It seems like there is a "in practice, however" sentence that was cut for... truthfulness.

@mjjzf In principle, he’s a good guy. In practice, he’s a cunt.

@aral I'm honestly more pissed that some people seem to eat it up.

@aral he is consciously and intentionally trying to bury fedi under BlueSky bullshit. He noticed how the wind is blowing and is trying to ride it as long as he can.

The sad part is that it's working. More media writes about BlueSky (which has not produced a single public line of code, as far as I know) than fedi (which has infinitely more users). Sigh.

@rysiek @aral The sad truth is, that a few years back I heard a so-called "social media expert" say on a podcast, when asked if it would be possible to make social media a protocol with multiple players similar to e-mail, that "Well, I guess it would be possible, I don't know anyone doing it, but Twitter seems to be working on BlueSky"...

Utterly disappointing.

@aral Data might be a couple years old, but I still have this lying around… for reasons. 😏

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