Automattic is a great model


· Automattic · WordPress · hosting ·

Very interesting thread this morning from Chris Trottier about why Automattic (the company that makes WordPress) is such an interesting model to look at when thinking about financial sustainability of social media.

Most questions about the Fediverse's long term sustainability and survivability can be answered by looking at Automattic.

1. Does it scale? Yes. 2. Can it be extended and customized? Yes. 3. Can the non-technical average Joe be comfortable enough to self-host? Yes. 4. Can institutions embrace it? Yes. 5. Can an ecosystem be built around it? Yes.

The operating model has already been built and been proven long ago.

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