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"Instagram, facebook, myspace etc all gained traction as basically setting up a website or wordpress site was just not practical at one time"

Really, not practical? My mother had a personal website long before Myspace. My friends in middle school had personal web pages via AOL.

I suspect that the reason Myspace became popular was the social aspect, and the reason Facebook became popular was the combination of the social aspect and the fact that you had to log in to Facebook to see anyone's Facebook pages.

Yes, it is "not practical" for everyone to set up their own site. By "not practical", I mean a site that is easy to maintain and easy to disseminate information through. A website is not much of anything if it's not used.

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