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Twitter’s weeds | Manton Reece:

The issue isn’t that Twitter doesn’t care. It’s instead a fundamental design flaw in the platform. Because tweets don’t exist outside of Twitter, when you’re banned, you’re done. For this reason, and because their business depends on a large user base, Twitter is hesitant to throw anyone off their service. They’re unwilling to tend the garden for fear of pulling too many weeds.

I think the Indie Web is the solution to many of the problems brought on by these social media silos. We just need more tools like that utilize common protocols (RSS/JSON) to act as the plumbing that connects users together.