A Brief Current Events Aside
A.K.A.- Yeah, I'm Talking About Twitter
I'll say it because nobody else seems to be either willing to say it without overwhelming snark, or unable to frame it without sounding like they're gloating. Here goes:
A lot of folks on the socio-political 'left' told conservatives for years, when said conservatives raised questions or complaints of censorship, banning, or shadowbanning on Twitter, that they should go and 'make their own Twitter'. And so, in several locations online, they did exactly that, trying to make something akin to Twitter and Facebook, but with varying degrees of success or failure.
And so, though those alternatives never achieved high numbers or support or coverage from larger media outlets, they came into existence. Some, like Parler, started strong, then got whacked over the head when Amazon yanked AWS hosting capability. Parler never recovered fully, though it does still exist.
Well, these same folks telling conservatives once upon a time to 'build [their] own Twitter' just lost, you guessed it, TWITTER.
And there's not much room for alternatives out there, because those same said conservatives who were being mocked and pushed out have already populated the alt-tech space with all of those alternatives they were TOLD to go make.
So if you were once gleefully telling conservatives to shuffle off and move along, a brief question:
Where are you going to go? Because the world is now going to slowly but surely be shown how hard you were pushing your thumbs down on the scales since Twitter took control of the digital public square, and any new platform you create or go to will just be marked as 'Refugee Twitter', and exposed as the echo chamber you've now lost.
The opportunities to speak on equal footing is coming back online, and you don't seem to like that. Or rather, your ideological 'side' dominated the biggest space for online speech, and now you have to share the megaphone, and you don't like it.
As you told conservatives and some libertarians (like myself) for years-
Cope and seethe.