You know, anyone in the world with a few bucks in Bitcoin can launch a competitor to Twitter using http://masto.host.
I did. My entire Twitter stream is backed up on http://BlockRiot.com.
You can join me there as well. Free accounts on my instance, or pay to roll yours
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