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I used Unite back when it first came out. I thought it was the coolest thing including the chat room. It reminds me of an early version of Discord where its a room people could join at any time. The issue was I couldn't get friends and family to bother with it. It seems like the big push to the "cloud" has pushed us further from controlling our own communication and files and has allowed corporations and governments to spy on us more. Unite was ahead of its time and required people to care about things they just couldn't understand.

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