User:Tonisant/Why Open Systems Matter

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One of the things that I try to point out when asked why we shouldn't just use Facebook or YouTube instead of the M3P open system for storing text, images, audio, video etc. is that those closed systems are run by commercial entities (a)with different goals than ours, and (b) who will close down one day sooner or later and potentially leave all our content without a home.

Check out the following for some factual basis to this arguments:

And sometimes you can see it coming ahead of time too:

See also