Services like Twitter and Facebook have centralized our communications, such that we depend on their skills to keep their part of the network up (let alone, safeguarding all the data they collect from us). But, unlike electricity companies and telcos, who have their pseudo-monopolies highly regulated, we are stuck _trusting_ that Twitter and Facebook won't do us harm.
But how many times will we allow them to shut down their service or play games with our data?
Twitter this week seems unable to stay up. Or, maybe they are just spreading out failure rather than having a total melt-down (a micro-down?).
I think this would not be happening if all our communications and data lived in our hands rather than someone's servers in the Cloud.
How does this make you feel?