Pump and dump is a not a good business plan for consumers

[F]ree web services are not like free software. If your free software project suddenly gets popular, you gain resources: testers, developers and people willing to pitch in. If your free website takes off, you lose resources. Your time is spent firefighting and your money all goes to the nice people at Linode.

Maciej, from Don’t be a Free User [] blog post at Pinboard.