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Bluesky was announced in December 2019. It is now December 2021. The community Discord server is still arguing about what identity is.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal should shut down Bluesky.

completely unrelated but this is my favorite Wikipedia list and more businesses should join it:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_

Shameless plug, I've written a chapter about Mastodon, content moderation, Gab, the Fediverse, and this phenomenon for an upcoming book published by UMD. And here's a video about it, complete with 🎵animation! 🎵

conf.tube/videos/watch/d8c8ed6

#fediblock #isolatetrump

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sub-toot aimed towards one of the newest Mastodon installations: You can't just throw some software up on a VPS somewhere and expect it to be roses and sunshine. Operations at scale is incredibly hard, so good luck with that.

Folks in the , you should really be pushing for content management systems that natively support and interact within the ActivityPub ecosystem. Journalists and Media can be participants here *today* with the right software.

Public money, public infrastructure. The public sector must disentangle themselves from non-public communication platforms.

Mozilla has announced a grant of up to $30,000 "to people and projects that illuminate how to reimagine data in a way that shifts power away from big tech platforms and toward individuals and communities."

foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog

One of the questions I am asked at the #Eunomia meeting, are there any politicians/journalists using Mastodon? Help me out

Please send me handles of politicians/journalists who are active on Mastodon

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Write a letter to your representatives asking them to look into ActivityPub. I just did.

The public sector needs to be a participant in the digital commons.

[BREAKING] Leaked Facebook emails reveal "number one threat" to its platform: decentralized platforms.

#FediverseNewsNetwork

For Christmas I wish the fediverse to grow, and Facebook to die

✔ Overview of recent #ActivityPub projects

• Ocelot Social - social and knowledge network for active citizenship: github.com/Ocelot-Social-Commu

• Dharma - community-building platform for Eve Online corporations: github.com/cjslep/dharma

• Vagabond - social network built with security and privacy in mind: github.com/CameronWhiteCS/Vaga

• hvxahv - multifunctional network based on AP, ipfs and Matrix protocols: github.com/disism/hvxahv

For all projects visit:
fediverse.party/en/miscellaneo |
git.feneas.org/feneas/fedivers

Twitter has publicly launched their #Bluesky discord and theres ton of people joining it right now cause it was just boosted by Jack. I got them to set up a #fediverse channel and many folks are there discussing the fediverse in relation to the future of twitter. I think its important to make our voices heard there, whatever they may be. Right now there are way too many crypto people trying to push that direction. Come along for a ride!

discord.com/invite/YmrHBhCuFa

And yes I know, there's a lot of fediverse skepticism for BlueSky, and yes, I have my own skepticism, but skepticism does not mean that good things won't happen, just that it will be a hard fight to make good things happen. I like Jay a lot and think she is very thoughtful (she's the one that did the overview report, and that was definitely a very good document), so I am cautiously hopeful. But this is something best demonstrated by doing so we will see.

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