Here's the really bitter pill we need to swallow to start moving past monopolistic capitalism: there is no replacement for Amazon, Github, Twitch, and Google. Period.

Their ease and usability are the result of monopolistic privilege.

The things they do are technically, logistically impossible without a trillion dollar mega-corp doing them. For the average use-case, your QoL will drop, significantly, moving to a smaller or self-hosted solution.

You need to accept that, and do it anyway.

@trysdyn My experience is: Sure it's uglier, but it's also more straightforward!

@trysdyn O.K., that's just static hosting. People are also hoping that these centralized services will just hand them an audience.

Which I don't think is a healthy expectation!

There's a few other things those services do, but not much!

@alcinnz

People are also hoping that these centralized services will just hand them an audience.

That’s often literally just it. The network effects are huge.

Maybe, in the case of GitHub, we just need more/better aggregators. Stuff like Open Hub, AlternativeTo, FreshCode (and I guess there’s more).

@trysdyn

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