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I'm kicking around the idea of getting into the Mastodon hosting business, but targeted towards grassroots organizers, nonprofits, and other community groups. Quietly launching a beta: if you want an instance send an email to info <at> instance.community

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Does anyone know of a nonprofit, media organization, public agency, etc who is interested in establishing a Fediverse presence? I'd like to see more organizations with instances.

🎉 First release candidate for #Mastodon 3.1.0 is out for testing:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

There are security-related fixes, improvements of admin functions like search by IP, announcements, bookmarks, and more.

By the way I was not clever and did not coin that term independently, but it fits corporate media better than a system that was built by and for the commons.

We should start calling corporate, centralized social media "the feudalverse"

if you're starting an "instance of one" you *really* need to fully examine your options before choosing a particular piece of software. I would recommend doing your homework before jumping directly into this.

re: activitypub vs capitalism 

Now releasing: FediverseCast episode 3!

In this episode I talk about how the Fediverse doesn't actually solve any of social media's problems... but how it might!

fediversecast.com/2020/01/13/f

#podcast

Put your phone down. Step away from the computer. Not forever, just for a couple minutes.

Now we're going to war and I'm still angry about those kids in cages.

USPol 

Why don't public agencies run ActivityPub compliant web services? If I'm being taxed at least that public money should fund a fellow fedi admin.

In this first episode of Fediverse Friday, I talk about what the Fediverse is and and what it isn't.
10thstreet.media/2020/01/03/fe

Hello Fediverse! After FAR too long of a break, I'm happy to share FediverseCast Episode 2!

fediversecast.com/2020/01/06/f

I want to try for ~1 episode per week in 2020. In order to do that, the show is moving away from a primarily interview-style format to just me @kevinflo discussing topics solo

Hope you enjoy. Boosts appreciated! #podcast

In early 2017 I was tired, and disappointed, and about to leave federated networks. Then one amazing Fediverse user reminded me of the remedy:

"Learn to rest, not to quit".

Perhaps someone here needs this advice now.

sharing from reddit: The Los Angeles Public Library's online resource center now has the historic Sanborn Fire Maps from the early 20th century online for viewing.

Accessible online with an LAPL Card Number and PIN

old.reddit.com/r/LosAngeles/co

30 years ago, Calvin worried about the Russians. The actors today are different but the script is the same. It’s like watching Groundhog Day, again and again and again… Bill taught Calvin the lesson in six panels. How many re-runs will it take us? t.co/tJM7RmiLxM

No War in Iran
No War in Iran
No War in Iran
No War in Iran
No War in Iran
#NoWar in #Iran

Dear Fediverse,

Soon, some venture capitalist will put $5 million into a startup that offers free fediverse accounts with unlimited storage, etc.

Unless every other instance instantly blocks such a service from Day 1, you can kiss your fediverse goodbye and say hello to a new Gmail. Once network effects kick in, they will make the rules.

It _can_ happen here but you have an opportunity to kill it before it does.

#centralisation #fediverse

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