This weekend's blog post is going to be a quick one.
I suppose that I'll begin with my thoughts on what this site will eventually become. Do I think it will supersede Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the other toxic for-profit engines of social capitalism? No, but also yes. Then, I'll transition to why I eventually decided to become a SpaceHey supporter.
As you may already know, the ye olde giant social network has endured some lil' speed bumps this week.
Plus, this ain't lookin' too good for the ye olde book of faces either, but I feel like deep down, we knew all of that was going on.All of that into consideration, I feel like this site is going to eventually grow, in retaliation to a whole host of things (even more than I just mentioned above) than just plain out nostalgia. I think that some people are going to be tired of having their data mined for ad content, and that if they don't hear about SpaceHey from us, those people are going to find it eventually somehow.
Now, because Facebook/Instagram is so intertwined and leeched into other larger businesses, the ubiquity of it all will keep it alive (at least for a while). It'll take a whole movement to bring that down, and it'll take more than just us. Maybe all of the inner corruption and scandals of the larger social networks will destroy themselves, but then again, maybe not.
Even if that hydra never goes away, the Internet is expansive enough to where even this lil' island is enough of a respite.
I haven't deleted any of my other accounts yet, and I'm still hesitant to do so, since the vast majority of my friends and family use those sites. What I have done, is use them sparingly. Just at least once every few days, or even two-ish weeks, I'll check in there.
I am truly getting to the point where I use SpaceHey more often, not only because it reminds me of the olden days of the internet that I do royally miss, but it's utilized in part by users like you. The vast majority of my interactions on here have been positive, if not enlightening, and I do love the option of being able to personalize my profile (or "my space"...get it? Get it? Ok, I'll see myself out).
I want to do what I can to keep this site alive, and to help An and the gang avoid having to go out and monetize in a similar fashion as the larger networks. From what I've read of his posts, I don't think we have to worry too much about a sellout factor from An. Plus, he quickly came through when I needed help with a particular bug. Then again, you never truly know. Thus, all of these things are why I chose to become a Supporter, not just for the kewl stickerz and the profile badge. Although they are very, VERY kewl.
I'm not sure how I feel about a SpaceHey app though, tbh.