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Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”

-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:

write.as/eloquence/why-mastodo

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I love when people get out of Libre software bigotry and push for the better, allowing their peers not to be perfect.

Projects such as @nextcloud and @wallabag or @matrix provide iOS versions of their apps, and I think it does more for freeing users than bashing them about using a non-free system

Libre software is important, but it is a mean to free people, not an end in itself

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I think a lot of people on here should watch the show Devs. It touches on all-knowing & all-too-powerful Silicon Valley companies with secret state ties.

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LBRY doesn't just replace your social media masters with a new overload, it obliterates their existence

On LBRY, you and only you own your identity (think #bitcoin but for publishing)

If you're ready to escape the chilling climate of big tech, try LBRY

lbry.tv

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@nitox I've been an environmentalist longer than I've been a Bitcoiner and I firmly believe #Bitcoin can be part of the solution of #ClimateChange. One of the big driving forces for our environmental issues are the consumption economy, an economy of evergrowing corporations and unlimited borrowing, and a political environment of big monopolies protected by politics through lobbying.
Bitcoin solves the former and while doing that, it reduces the power of government, taking a shot at the latter.

I’m glad Fosstodon chose against including libre in the name.
I imagine a T-Rex’s little arms trying to pick stuff out of its teeth. I couldn’t come on here without laughing at the image

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Congrats to our friends from the @kde for another polished release. They set the bar very high !

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Finally, the fediverse icon mosaic is finished - and I love the result :blobheartcat:

#art #mastoart #fediverse #inkscape

I don't see how Signal (or signal-esque) platforms can hold a flame to Matrix.
It really seems like the better choice. It already has clients for many devices that have varying degrees of complexity for each use case. The tech illiterate can use Matrix with dead simple apps while power users can have as much as they want.
That seems like huge leaps in ease of adoption next to other chat apps.

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Secure chat: Started at Signal, switched to Wire because my Linux desktop had far better integration. Now I'm thinking it's time to go for Matrix.

@wdavery I wasn’t really looking for something, but a fully remote, flexible hours, low stress job sounds pretty nice. Especially as quarantine begins to lift

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Been through a couple stages of the interview process for a cryptocurrency service company here in Canada.
As part of my prep I went through the 99Bitcoins playlist of videos as a crash course beyond what I’d picked up here and there. Highly recommended series btw, very simple to understand in depth concepts.

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I really sucks we are living in a world where you can either have full functionality and application support or privacy but never both...

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A big "welcome!" to all of our new members. It's great to see all the new faces and the steady flow of introductory toots!

For those members (new and old) that don't know, hub.fosstodon.org/ is full of information that is relative to our instance. From staff members to our Code of Conduct, you can find more information about Fosstodon! Make sure to check it out and, if you haven't already done so, make your first toot and tell us a bit about yourself.

So I use Reddit quite a bit because I really enjoy the format. I like how many perspectives you get and often learn and expand my ideas from the comments.
I’ve managed to avoid the toxicity that Reddit is known for, but I’d still like to migrate away for a myriad of reasons.

The most interesting alternatives look like Lemmy, github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy, or Aether, getaether.net/

Anyone familiar with them or others?

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Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.