I signed up with Gettr as I did with Parlor, to see what these alt-right platforms end up doing. Apparently I should feel better having used by usual spam magnet address. The thing I don’t like about these platform-as-a-weapon ideas is, they’re rolled out under pressure, by people who are not motivated by secure platform technology deployment concepts, and they are yet more places to expose your personal information and in the very best case, re-establish a brand. This can apply to the main stream silliness also… what if your business name doesn’t match your Facebook/Instagram handle? Sorry, no checkmark for you. What if your twitter handle is already taken? Sorry, you’ll have to re-brand yourself or your project.
This is my take-home with just the newsletter experiments I’ve been pursuing, for the DanHugo words (this one and on Substack) and for show notes via Substack and end-of-week engagements via Revue, for the HugoFloss, FFSTalk, and QuogglingSand podcasts (Links on the Buy Me a Coffee profile page, no obligation don’t worry)… neither Substack nor Revue are particularly great, and while they are both free, free only counts if your time is worth nothing (credit to jwz for that famous quote).
We should all be self-hosting (the cloud probably counts until everybody has fiber to their skulls) and self-publishing, so that anyone who wants to consume our content, whom we allow to, can do so.