I’ve always believed in platform diversity to avoid economic damage and economic coercion. Have I been as vigilant as I needed to be? Doesn’t look like it. Now the stakes seem a lot higher than that even! I’m signing up for the social media and other platforms people I know are recommending. I don’t know how many it will be and how many will be able to stay in operation and how many I will want to stay on. When the dust settles a little I will probably add some logos to my contact page that lead to different platforms and update my profiles. Right now my priority is to get accounts to see which ones stay usable.
It’s supposed to be illegal in the United States for businesses to punish you for doing business with competitors. So let’s test it, shall we?
I don’t have time to write a lot now, but a good starting point is here:
Disclaimer – I’m not an attorney. I took a class in Media Organization Regulations last fall. That is all I know so far.
This paper I wrote recently will help explain why I’m saying and writing this right now – http://www.chasenfratz.com/wp/4160-2/