2.5 Admins 88: Great Scott
Musk buys Twitter, Ubuntu’s ZFS on root snapshot tool is put on the back burner, and setting up your own apt mirror.
@JoeRess Good show. I tend to agree that Twitter probably isn't going to get much worse with Musk at the helm than it already is, so I wouldn't abandon it for this if I hadn't already mostly abandoned it for being the dumpster fire it was before Musk bought it. I think we should be looking towards more defederated systems when it comes to social media, but I'm guessing that was pretty obvious already.
@JoeRess @Tay0 Heh, he said "Definitely saw the trend of lots and lots of people posting on Twitter how they were moving to Mastodon but I don't know how many of those people are going to stop using Twitter." Then things devolved into politics for 5 minutes or so. Not sure about how I feel about your statement on the importance of Twitter though Joe. I see your point, but I also see Allan's point too. Kinda torn.
@Tay0 @mike @JoeRess I think every exodus to mastodon always has some die-back, but with every one, there will be more and more people who stay. Also, just because people stay on twitter doesn't mean that they're not moving more and more of their digital selves over here. I still have a Facebook account but I never actually use it. Twitter I mainly use to follow the news these days.
@Tay0 @mike @JoeRess Yeah, and I'm kinda guilty of that myself, tbh. The difference this time is that twitter does not bring the same joyful experiences that it did even 2 or 3 years ago. Twitter, for me, has become about how terrible everything is now, and I don't need reminding of that. To prevent falling back to twitter I've tried to put some intention into my mastodon usage now.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.