I'm happy that Electron apps are continuing the web apps path of reducing desktop OS into a replaceable thing that talks to hardware and displays things on screen, freeing users from OS vendor's lock down. In return, we have to spend more CPU, memory, and power, and tolerate non-native UI, but the freedom is worth it.

It's kinda weird to think about a social network where businesses own their own presences, rather than relying on a capricious third party service like Twitter or Facebook. Imagine NBC or The Verge running a Mastodon instance for their reporters to toot from, or Bethesda operating an instance for PR and customer support. No more lost business when Facebook changes their algorithms again because they need more money from boosted posts.

Weird, right?

This thing is actually making me feel good about federation. 👽


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