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Twitter is a website. Fediverse is an ecosystem

The Soyuz rocket from @Roscosmos rolled out to its launch pad today in Kazakhstan. It will lift off Friday taking three Exp 65 crew members to the space station. More pix...

The lists white supremacist #PeerTube instances. One instance actively describe themselves as "white nationalist". It's not subtle.

What the fuck? Were you aware of this, @Framasoft ? Do you run ? If so, why are you linking to and endorsing a site that is actively promoting Nazis?

@djsundog An interoperable, self-organized social cloud, if you may.

Has anyone else seen this think-tank "meta-proposal" for Twitter, Inc's reinvention of the Fediverse?

What is going on here and why can't these groups recognize the existing open social cloud ecosystem?

@witchescauldron Is there a governance body for other interoperable systems like for email providers? It seems there isn't a structure you can formally impose here other than one that is voluntary.

@passthejoe full disclosure I'm a former DO employee and shareholder, my opinion might be biased a smidge by that.

@passthejoe my take - unless you hold an AWS Associate-level certification or have someone on your team with one, it doesn't make sense otherwise to use it. It's not a platform for hobbyists.

@angristan As a self-hoster this looks like something fun to get into. thanks for sharing!

You may see some people on the Fediverse use Twitter-style verification symbols such as :verified: next to their names.

These are NOT verfied users, it's just a custom emoji which anyone can add. Because the Fediverse is decentralised, there is no direct verification system and these symbols carry no meaning.

However, if you are on Mastodon and you own a website, you CAN verify yourself as the site's owner using this tip:

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Verification

@hamishcampbell this is seriously the best visual metaphor for how the Fedi works. What a delightful image, do you know who made this?

Bluesky thinking of a "governance" body of the fedivers - If it does not have elephants running around throwing paper planes it's likely the wrong structure #bluesky thinking

Another fantastic @[email protected] piece. While I'm completely sympathetic to folks finding a place to write & get paid, he must know another corporate Silicon Valley silo isn't the real solution. I wish he'd talk about what's really needed too. #fediverse

Journalists and walled gardens, amiright? What's keeping them off the open web?

anyone read that Guardian / alt-right Fediverse article yet? It's *wild* how off-base this is.

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Jon Leibowitz's choices: is a single-user instance!