Network outages. Fleeing advertisers. Disaffected staff. News reports of abusive behavior. Rents in arrears. And news feeds are increasingly swamped with posts from trolls and bots. Things are not looking good for the bird site. But if it fails, what’s the alternative? The fediverse is questionable. LinkedIn is solid, but its focus is on business. Jack Dorsey’s Bluesky is coming, but it’s federated, too. Is there anything out there that can serve the function Twitter does? Neville and Shel examine the situation and explore the alternatives in this short midweek episode.
The next monthly, long-form episode of FIR will drop on Monday, March 20.
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Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
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