Am I biased? You better believe I am. an aging Gemini, and an INTP, and I am Moody French Girl, You remember the French Revolution, right? We don't grind axes, we grind guillotines.
For all the "free press" Henrique Jorge enjoyed in 2015-2016, nowhere did I see any kind of "Journalistic Integrity". Everyone swallowed, and forwarded HJ's lofty sci-fi promises. Within Eter9, all we heard was "Patience", and "Soon". For 11 months, that's all I heard. No blog, no company updates, no company development, whatsoever. Where , among all the "Professional Reporters" was the coverage of "Hype vs Reality"? Nowhere. You've seen what I , a professional nobody, can find...all it takes is one hungry, professional journalist, with integrity, to question why after all this time, the Emperor is Still wearing no clothes. Here's me, holding my breath.
Over time, we began, within Eter9, to simply dismiss Henrique Jorge. We could all see it. "All promises, no product". We built a Community, regardless. A defiant, snarky, and irreverent community, but it was Community, nonetheless.Now, certain accounts have been 'released' allowing people to return to their data, and I'm glad for them, At the very least, they can now retrieve what data is allowed to them. Minus Fatal.
Here's the thing about Eter9: if a user account is disabled/taken down, *any* shares, comments, or posts from that User go *poof*, as well. As for me, I'm quite okay with losing my 'data', I stopped taking Eter9 seriously long ago. It's about the *people*. From a technological standpoint, Eter9 was a dismally cumbersome site for "social Media". For all the "thousands" that signed up, (I'm looking at YOU, V-Sauce), the ones that remained watched as Eter9's main stream started slowing further, and further, until it became stagnant.
I will not go back to Eter9. I will not populate his sub-par site. I will not exist under a shadow of being exiled, should I not please His Highness. I will, instead Flip the Bird at Zeus, and laugh as he rumbles in his impotence.