@wjmaggos @furgar Masnick at Techdirt is perennially on this - a company like Twitter has hit a certain scale where they can not moderate without the dumb algos.

This isn't going to get better at any point either.

@wjmaggos geez Twitter's been suspending everybody lately.

We have 2 talks tonight, "Putting #Containers on Waiters" and "An Introduction to the #Fediverse"

Thanks to Sebastian and @murph !

Tonight at 19:00 UTC-7

We use #BigBlueButton for our virtual meetings



The following Tuesday is the Free Software #Stammtisch also at 19:00 in #BBB


Next month we'll have MySQL Community Manager Dave Stokes filling our brains with MySQL optimizations

#FLOSSevent #LocalGroup #FLOX

Shout out to @DavidBlue's excellent collection of Mastodon iOS clients, great list found linked in this issue:


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On this day, twelve years ago, Mr. Evan Prodromou published the first fediverse post. We are very happy to see how far the fediverse has come since then, and are looking forward to join it officially once our federation is working.

Happy Birthday, Fedi!


#HappyFedi2U #Fediverse12

Seeing #fediverse13 trending makes me happy! It seems appropriate that the fediverse is finally a teenager. I can't wait till it turns 30 and gets its shit together. Now we just gotta focus on teaching the fedi lots of good lessons and showing it how to communicate effectively and in a nonviolent way. Teaching it how to cook for itself, showing it good etiquette when its staying over at a friends house, like offering to wash all the dishes or grabbing a broom and sweeping without anyone asking.

Party Time 🎉

I hardly use birdsite for obvious reasons, but for #fediverse13 I can make another exception.

Our campaign today on this festive #fediverse birthday is to get more humans off toxic media. Here's my - what birdsite calls 'tweet' - via #nitter


Read all about our campaigns today, and send some #reintroductions or boost others..



Are there any #fediverse people around the Greater Phoenix area?

on the / .

Right now the only Los Angeles-area journalist I know is @passthejoe, there's gotta be more out there.

Twitter's launching a campaign to mark .

Local journalists are exactly the type of persona who should be adopting the open web / ActivityPub social cloud.

Happy International Workers’ Day.

"Our labor creates all wealth." Ricardo Levins Morales, Northland Poster Collective, 2004

Ever wonder why your local county or municipality didn't use a .gov domain? They used to cost $400 per year to keep registered. Now they're free:


@bonzoesc I just learned those are called buttress roots.

@Gargron @mellifluousbox Congrats! A very promising position for the future of the ecosystem.

I am happy to reveal that a non-profit legal entity for Mastodon, Mastodon gGmbH, is in the process of being entered into the German company register.

For context, I have been operating as a sole proprietor so far.

It's been in the works for 8 months but I didn't want to announce anything until everything was finalized just in case it didn't work out. Yesterday, I paid in the starting capital.

It wouldn't be possible without the help and advice of @mellifluousbox. More to follow in blog form.

Thread 🧵 of 501(c)(3) public charities you can support instead of the FSF, if you care about its mission:

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jonleibowitz.social is a single-user instance!