Yeah I’m definitely interested in how it will play out and think it could be great. Interoperability should always be the goal, increasingly so. I’d like to see more of that and Eugen working with the designers of Lemmy, Pixelfed, etc more cooperatively. Yeah it seems like he realizes now is the time to make changes while there’s interest but before the next big leap off of centralized social media.
In a way it’s slightly redundant since each instance is already a “group” though it would be interesting to see how people from various instances can create groups for specific topics and goals. I’m a little leery of luring too many facebook users here too quickly and the impact that will have on moderation and how respectful the culture here remains but it’s ultimately inevitable. The group structure you mentioned sounds interesting though a bit like Discord so who knows if that’s in his thinking too.
That’s definitely an important question. The culture on Twitter can be far less respectful than Mastodon so we definitely don’t want that here but the moderation options give users more control when dealing with bad actors so eventually it balances out to some extent.
I got rid of Twitter when Musk took over and brought actual fascists back while getting rid of anti-fascists but I agree you can use different services and expect different things from them. The Fediverse is more inherently built to last and for I feel increasingly more inclined to post on those services, though.
Yeah I’m curious what form the groups will take. There are are group channels now to a small extent but they’re hardly noticleable. It seems like he wants to win over people from facebook next. I’m a little concerned about the impact that will have on the the culture of Mastodon since when the last boost from Twitter happened due to Elon’s takeover, some people brought attitudes you’d expect on Twitter.
I don’t always agree with Eugen’s decisions but it’s interesting to see the Fediverse get more press at least and he did a pretty good job of explaining it to those who are totally new to it.
I agree. I’m personally not a big fan of XR due to how I’ve seen them hijack protests lead by Indigenous comrades and other reasons. All this does seem very vague and almost assumes that the state can be held accountable by just yelling at them enough which should be an apparent fallacy to any real “eco activist”.
We’re certainly beyond that point and yes, direct action would speak louder and be a more constructive use of time.
This appeared in Adbusters which is the same 'zine that helped bring about Occupy, a movement that is not without its flaws. At any rate, I wanted to share to see what everyone thinks about this letter and next steps for our movements.
I didn’t know Johann Hari had a new book but I’ll have to check it out. I loved Lost Connections . It helped me when I needed it and I recommend it often to people dealing with mental health struggles instead of relying on medication. He gives some great examples of the healing power of working collectively and cooperatively with people that definitely have relevance to Solarpunk.
Yeah I read about the first part but missed about IG blocking links. ( the hashtag pixelfed still works fwiw ) Maybe not a total existential threat as you say which is good but still slows PixelFed down from doing constructive work, which seems to be the point, and given the power imbalance between PixelFed and Instagram / Meta it’s still something to consider, if not be concerned about. The post asked to share for awareness.
You’re right and hopefully it’s Instagram’s existence that feels threatened especially with all the attention Mastodon / The Fediverse is getting right now.
I made clear what was opinion and experience and it was a discussion. re-framing any difference of opinion as a complaint isn’t a way that will make people want to listen to your opinion. This is is far too personal for some unknown reason. I also didn’t deny saying anything. I’m sorry this bothers you so much. I have every right in interactions to tell a person to stop selling me on it, as they were certainly doing, and I’m not sure what you expect to get out of this way of responding to me. Your other response was fine as it was informative but this is combative and personal and unncessary. Insulting me won’t make me interested in hearing what you have to say.
I’m not complaining. I’m discussing. At this point, I feel like you’re badgering me and spamming me for having a difference of opinion. I’ve asked you not to sell me on it multiple times. It’s absurd that you continue the way you are as though you’re paid by Vivalidi. I downloaded it as a browser not knowing it wasn’t meant for me as you explain. That’s poor marketing and not my fault so I don’t appreciate the discussion getting to this point.
The “commerce” quote came from someone else on Mastodon who posts about social media / the Fediverse a lot. You don’t need to sell me on this so please stop. I don’t want a Vivaldi account, for reasons and the browser and its features didn’t impress me otherwise. I have all those things in places that I feel better about and are more useful. Feel free to use it and I hope you enjoy, though.
True. For me Vivaldi’s features are useless as i don’t want to make an alt on their instance. I can’t say for certain how much commerce they’d bring to the Fediverse. I agree that, as much as I like the idea of the Fediverse growing, allowing pre-existing corporations to Federate should be avoided and stopped for obvious reasons
The official Mastodon app sucks for iOS as well, yet I have it on my phone and beta test it. My go to app is Metatext as it’s the most simple to switch between timelines, see hashtages, etc. I’ve also had tooot for a while which is pretty good and I like Mastoot which just went into testflight beta testing. Mammoth is a new one that I’m also testing with Testflight and has some unique features like being able to see local timelines of other instances. Each app has its own unique functionality and interface and I feel like the abundance of them forces each to try harder and be better so it’s definitely not a bad thing to have a unique view of your corner of the Fediverse.
I don’t agree with this at all based entirely on history. Facts aren’t exaggerations. He was awful even based on the standards of his day. The recent series on Behind The Bastards makes this doubly clear while taking this into account. You don’t rape, mutilate and enslave those you see as humans unless you are a sadist.
Join the PixelFed Discord or Matrix chat
Oh, definitely! I love when it all comes back home like that. I’m newer to PixelFed than Mastodon but I love how the two services work together through federation via Activity Pub along with Lemmy, etc. Really says a lot about the Fediverse that the origins of a post can get blurry and less important
You may want to check out this Mastodon toot / page for info on how to report / isolate far right Peertube instances https://cornichon.me/@PeerTube_Isolation/105431613112404992
That’s a valid point and I was speaking more from my personal experience as it was a niche one that drew me to mastodon and I have remained there though that experience is diminished as the instance grows. I don’t know what form these “groups” will take as I haven’t scene the code and was imaging though it sounds like it lacks interoperability with Lemmy which is big missed opportunity to say the least.