They've been leaving a shitty taste in my mouth the past few years, and it wasn't just one thing. The whole fiasco that lead to debian rebranding firefox as iceweasel, the mr. robot bullshit, and now they're talking about "premium" subscription type shit for firefox. They've made it clear they don't give a fuck about users privacy, or making the web better, the foundation wants fucking shekels so they can buy new fursuits.I don't disagree but Mozilla Foundation is terminally exceptional.
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You can use your own gpg/pgp keys.
integrated crypto wallet/file sharing/git are all sort of nice.
Telegram gives me weird vibes.
decentralized youtube with a crypto payment system baked in.
should be relatively censorship resistant
cryptocurrency could allow it to be self funding if it catches on, could also be a *coin of the week pump and dump scam with the hopes that the content distribution throws people off long enough for the devs to amass shitloads of money before they cash in and disappear shortly before it falls apart.
Mastodon/GNU Social/Pleroma (all varying shades of the same shit)
roll your own instances of twitter (basically)
IMO Cryptocurrencies, decentralized/P2P content distribution are really the only way forward to sort of have a free, unfucked internet. In a lot of ways the web browser ruined the internet, getting shit off of something accessible in the browser is going to limits its userbase, but hopefully will allow the people willing to look for shit to be able to find it without it being wiped from the net because someone got butthurt or has a financial interest in hiding it.
The "normie paradox", the more people that use it, the more likely it will turn to shit, BUT, if there aren't enough people to keep it going, it winds up dying.