I have to give a presentation at my school tomorrow about a technical topic that interests me. I've chosen Mastodon, and I'm planning to show this toot to everybody at the end. Share some Mastodon love below!
@trawzified Great idea! The key challenge here will be to convince a less-technical audience about its benefits over centralized closed-source silos.
@trawzified Hey!!! Please don't let our eternal technical and political battles discourage you, it's all OK because it's full of amazing people AND we have emojos!!!
In a World where corporations get more and more control over private user data by offering "free" tools, decentralized systems are users' way of taking control back by creating alternatives to those tools.
Mastodon in this case is a Twitter/Facebook alternative.
Not all of us started using Mastodon for the same reason. I started looking for Twitter and Facebook alternatives after I got overwhelmed by Twitter's timeline and after learning that FB doesn't care even about users' passwords.
It is very nice to hear that. I hope the toot I sent while I was sleepy was any help.
People can be very prejudging when it comes to FOSS side of the world. On one hand I have classmates in Computer Science who believe they can't use Linux and on the other hand an 11 years old cousin who started using Solus 2 weeks ago and very happy with it.
He thought his laptop was so crappy that he had to purchase a new one. Boot time on Solus is ~35 seconds compared to 3mins on Win10.
@murtezayesil It was, thank you for your response. People tend to defend the choices they make, so if they used Windows all this time you're usually labeled as the hipster :) It's not always the case though.
See choice-supportive bias: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choice-supportive_bias
@grahambae Starting in around 2 hours, took a screenshot and had to cut it in three pieces in order to show all the responses next to each other :)
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.