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ugh. just disabling trending hashtags on mastodon because, well, yeah. enough.

Thanks for bringing in our 6th year with us this month! 🎂

my hot take on what Twitter is doing lately: 

"Those who do not understand the Fediverse are condemned to reinvent it, poorly."

Rethinking #Humanity and the Role of the #Fediverse

Yes that's a grand title, dear fedizens :)

With #FediverseFutures on #SocialHub I encourage all of you to think about bigger pictures and roles fedi can play in them.

With the enormous rise in popularity of #decentralization we should think to what extent fediverse is applicable. Are we mostly Microblogging++ or can our tech be a true backbone to society?

Think out-of-the-box, join forum discussion. Boosts welcome..

socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

Twitter today: Plane engines on fire

Fedi today: Cats

Mission Update. Tune in Feb. 22 at 11am PT (2pm ET/1900 GMT) to hear how @NASAPersevere’s first couple of days on Mars have gone and to see what’s next for the smartest rover on the Red Planet. youtu.be/gYQwuYZbA6o #CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/Nlw5p2aUkx twitter.com/NASAJPL/status/136

"your 8 cents a day" should be contributed back into the digital commons fwiw

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Australians should be asking why abc.net.au isn't publishing their government funded content directly into the social cloud by way of ActivityPub protocols.

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @flockingbird & @flockingbird (blog) - New project, aims to be Fediverse's alternative to LinkedIn

🌟 @Solus - Linux distribution aimed at home users

🌟 @thebench - Video channel about radiation, radioactivity and urban exploration

🌟 @catstar - Pictures of cats

🌟 @athenaproductions - Irreverent video blog about mythology, history and culture

🌟 @monviolon - Collection of free/libre sheet music and recordings, mainly traditional

@christian_zerfass @gerald_leppert Does the Fediverse 'need' to grow? Isn't Mastodon sustainable already, since it doesn't rely on VC funding on the promise of future profits? I really can't follow any more good people ... ;)

What if there was a technology which enabled orgs to host their content on the Internet, which didn’t require people to go through a third party platform to access them?

Something available on a world wide basis, perhaps.

They could offer a really simply syndication system too.

@jon

See this post: rustedneuron.com/web/statuses/

I think Federated Identities is the missing piece. I should be able to participate in every aspect of the social cloud, while using only one identity for all of them.

(Unless I have some reason to create other identities. Although a dark pattern there is 'Sock Puppets'.)

This makes it simple and it means a video I post on PeerTube can be cross referenced to my Mastodon toots and Lemmy posts, everything linking back to the one identity.

There's one thing I think the #Fediverse is missing: Federated identities.

Let's suppose I have a #Mastodon identity. (I do. I even operate my own Mastodon server so that identity is fully under my control.) But now I want to participate in a different Fediverse activity, say on a Lemmy server – now I have to create a new identity there, one entirely disconnected from my 'main' identity here on Rusted Neuron.

This seems both wasteful and overly complicated from a UI perspective.

don't get me wrong here, I think the project is great and love it wholeheartedly, which is why I run my own instance. the motivation is to see it become something better.

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I think I'm going to pivot Instance.Community into a project to explore and chip away against Mastocentrism within the self-organized interoperable social cloud.

just a semi-regular reminder that I maintain a list of AP implementations and it sees infrequent update from time to time:

alternativeto.net/list/5696/ac

Better lists are available elsewhere such as the Awesome-Fediverse list or the Feneas/Fediverse.Party watchlist for activitypub apps:

- github.com/emilebosch/awesome-

- git.feneas.org/feneas/fedivers

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