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re: Would a Nonprofit Twitter Clone Work? VIEW POST

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re: Social networks gain users with having more users than other social networks, not with making their code public. You're arguing against a differe...
 

My point is more about the maintainer of the software being a nonprofit or foundation.

Which would not make the product more successful, so it just won't matter.

What are your points? Why not?

Because nobody is on Twitter because of the awesome company behind it.

Nobody would be on Quitter/Mastodon/Diaspora/Friendica just because of the awesome license (which you can easily see by just seeing that nothing is going on there).

Sorry, this is lost.

People are upset with Twitter. You can see that by the crazy amount of tweets directed towards Jack Dorsey. People are actually leaving (who knows for how long) Facebook but that's a whole different shit show.

What's lost? We're having a conversation.

People are upset with Twitter.

And they're still not leaving for Mastodon or whatever the next "better Twitter" will be because Twitter has everything they need: an audience.

What's lost?

The fight for a Twitter replacement. You won't succeed. Nobody succeeded before. Not even the GNU project which has more than enough resources for advertising its stuff.

I suppose you may have a better chance at success creating a domain specific twitter clone.

Maybe. Discord came out with a clear target demographic gamers and that seems to have worked well for them.

To be clear, this is not something that I'd necessarily do, I was curious on people's' thoughts. This would be a large undertaking. Product philosophy-wise, I wonder if it would work.

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