Too Long; Didn't Read
Many people don't put a fraction of the effort into distributing their hard-made content they put into creating it. Publishing content on these platforms feels like bringing something into the world just to watch it die quietly in the night. Platforms limit your reach to your fans by default and encourage you to pay to promote your posts to YOUR fans. These platforms make money from advertising highly targeted ads that came about from searches you made, words your phone have recorded you saying without your knowledge, and the unrestricted access to your credit card history.