Underneath this is a very real fear. Sites like Twitter have no visible means of support. How long can they continue to be a backbone of information and conversation? What happens to the businesses that have been built on these platforms?
The common argument is that someone else will come along and build something else, if services disappear. This is akin to the “technological fix” argument for the environment. If we pollute too much, we’ll create a new tech to fix it.
Maybe it’s a better argument here, but is it a sound one?