These are the kind of responses I get when I try to convince friends to create their own websites (and my internal reactions to them):
Me: You should post on your own website instead of using Twitter and Facebook.
Friend: I don’t know how, Twitter/FB is much easier.
(Me: But it’s easy, I can even create the website for you… wait a minute… most of you have been the owners of a Diaryland/Geocities/LiveJournal/Tumblr site in the past, you know how to goddamn use a CMS. (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻))
Me: But you can have your own domain name.
Friend: I don’t want to pay for it/anything.
Me: But FB/Twitter is evil/terrible/not a good citizen of the internet/etc etc.
Friend: I don’t care. / I know they’re terrible, but everyone’s on it, what can you do? 🤷♂️
(Me: I don’t know which answer is worse.)
Me: But you get to own your own content. Don’t you care that everything you post is living on somebody else’s server?
Me: Don’t you want to keep a record of everything you post?
(Me: I mean I guess I should have known when I received a wedding invite via FB instead of traditional mail…)Also on: