I applaud the idea of building things anyone can use, like an instance or a Medium-like blogging platform.

I guess I feel that things should remain simple, like the protocol that makes this work or HTML. When IE started introducing its own tags to create sites, it was forcing people to use the product. Chrome is doing the same thing.

Complexity and large, centralized groups have a habit of doing that. I guess OStatus & Masto is another example.

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