Media organizations need #Fediverse instances.
Is the Fediverse prepared for its very own Eternal September? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September
Happy to see @editor's masthead.social server grow as more journalists make the move to Mastodon
[BREAKING] Leaked Facebook emails reveal "number one threat" to its platform: decentralized platforms.
Some really interesting data to explore regarding Mastodon on Google Trends. It strongly looks like the Gulf states are on their way to the Fediverse really soon: https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?hl=en-US&tz=480&date=now+7-d&q=mastodon+%2B+mastadon,fediverse,activitypub&sni=3
I think #mastodon is slowly getting mainstream.
Proof: the #kikk19 festival is the first event I've attended, which does not focus on alternative solutions, open source nor decentralization, though generally focuses on art, design and tech, where other attendees where posting things about the festival on the #fediverse using the official hashtag.
It wasn't a huge crowd, but still. A good surprise from my point of view.
anybody who has a dedicated following should start a server, especially media/news organizations.
"Microsoft-owned GitHub will renew a $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite concerns about the Trump administration’s policies, according to a leaked email." https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/9/20906213/github-ice-microsoft-software-email-contract-immigration-nonprofit-donation
I will not participate in #Hacktoberfest this year, although contributing to #OpenSource and #FreeSoftware is my day job. First, I already have enough t-shirts. But second, the ecosystem I use on a daily basis is mostly made up of projects that use GitLab, or BitBucket, or sr.ht, or Fossil, or sending patches by mail, or GNU Savannah, or (good grief!) even SourceForge. I think only two of the projects I contributed last year were on GitHub.
The #FOSS world is so much bigger. Don't forget that.