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another day another garbage Fediverse thread filling up with uninformed hot takes on news dot ycombinator dot com

We're excited to announce the ActivityPub conf 2020 keynotes!

Opening up the conference we have a panel featuring the editors/authors of the ActivityPub panel: Jessica Tallon (@tsyesika), Amy Guy (@rhiaro), Erin Shepherd, and Evan Prodromou, with me moderating! (Hear from everyone else this time!)

Wrapping things up is Darius Kazemi (@darius) presenting "Let's Play and Win Our Own Game"!

See the whole lineup:


Update: Marqueece Harris-Dawson's Twitter account is still suspended. Yes, Twitter has suspended the account of a sitting city council member.

A sitting city council member of Los Angeles was suspended from Twitter today, in case anyone needed any more proof of the decline that service is in. This kinda should be an alarm bell.

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Not that I think this would be necessary; there is no one in the administration with the competency and the sophistication to adopt this space as an option.

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Can we start a preemptive *isolate from the Fediverse* yet?

No Twitter ❌ The world has progressed past the need for Twitter

Sorry about any 502s, I reserve the right to upgrade my instance without prior warning.

College Peak2 LosAngeles located at 34.017124,-118.014748. Altitude: 365m

⚠️ An issue has been reported with the `tootctl upgrade storage-schema` command in relation to DigitalOcean Spaces. Avoid executing that for now if you're using Spaces.

Also, a warning has been added to the release notes: You don't need to run that command at all. It would incur data transfer costs to do so as it moves files around.

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I'm pitching the Fediverse to the Howie Hawkins / Green Party campaign after hearing about how their Twitter account got suspended.

Hmm, is it just me or are a lot of people joining Mastodon right now? Did something happen?

Big spike in new users signing up on - who's moving into the Fediverse today?

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