Physical (de)centralization of Mastodon servers – after our XMPP scan, we took 1000+ random Mastodon servers and looked at their hosters:
– about 50% of these servers are hosted by only 5 companies in 4 countries
– 26% of servers are hosted in Japan, followed by the USA (24%) and France (23%)
I don't mean to brag, but.....
Twitter was down today.
#introduction I did not introduce myself when I first joined so here it is. I'm NOT a programmer! Maybe a little bit of HTML and CSS but that's it. I AM a lover of Linux but I would consider myself an intermediate user. I can use the terminal for some things but not a whole lot. I'm a general computer user. I like to beta test software. I can't program but if you give me something to test I will press every button and figure out where things break and perhaps how to fix it. Follow if you wish
Hi all from new guy :-) I'm a little bit nooby *unix user for more than 12 year and still dont now much but love foss. Bigest love for minde that 1 program must do only 1 thing but do it well! Now started learning python... Before that was doing support/admin/some engineer work in corporate world and started hate it... Wana learn to write little but helpful apps for people (not corporations). Is it possible to live only from donations by doing open source apps?
How to step on this route?
[en] #Diffu is a Free Software allowing authors to publish all kinds of texts or articles and to aggregate the reactions they generate on social networks, especially through #ActivityPub such as #Mastodon, #PeerTube, #Pleroma, #PixelFed, #Funkwhale, #Hubzilla, #GNUSocial ...
Diffu is a kind of free and federated alternative to #Medium or other applications that are not always easy to install.
To develop it, we launch a crowdfunding campaign
ReToot are welcome 😉 !
Wow... Thats really disheartening to hear from the app I use for mobile. I understand the stance of "There are already tools for that", but this isn't some new policy that could affect many. Its a single group/forum that has hosted so much hate against our communities.
I live in socal, and Blaze Bernstein was killed in my old city last year. His death as a jewish queer teenager by the group Atomwaffen was lauded across Gab as a victory for white supremacists. The posts were never hindered, censured, or stopped by the admins or host. <----- These are the people your choosing to take a stand for and say, "Hey, maybe some people do want the access to reach these people".
Been thinking about migrating from Fastmail when my pre-paid period is over.
I get 25GB of storage with my mailbox currently, and the potential new provider only provides 5GB.
This was a concern for me, until I looked at the amount of storage space I was using for my mailbox - 853MB. I think 5GB will be fine! 😄
Do you enjoy following someone's own posts, but they boost a lot of stuff you don't care about?
Did you know you can just mute their boosts without muting their posts?
1. Go to their profile page
2. Click on the menu button (the three dots in a column)
3. Click on "Hide boosts from..."
(Note: this only works with Mastodon accounts.)
Data Analyst, Gamer, Reader, cinema lover.
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.