Where is the positive in this mess? I would look at the current healthy #openweb projects. I would strongly advise and incurage people to "use them of lose them" and use a tool like the #4opens to step away from the obvious #dotcons #NGO and #fahernisat pushing. Pick up a #shoval and compost the mess #DIY plant seeds of your own lived life and nurture/water the social gardens with your care.
Don't ask, just do it.
The strength of the #fedivers is "accidental" it's not in the standards, it's not in the codebase, it's not in the power politics that these forces play. It's in the good #UX and #4opens process. Everything else is a distraction and if this distraction gains too much power it will likely self-destruct into infighting and ripping apart.
The #geekproblem is coding for Serenity/security/certainty where it does not exist - this is the root to the withering tree of digital fascism.
It's anti-human not surprisingly.
This is human, all to human.
http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2021/02/09/all-standards-are-social-agreements-consensuses/ All "standards" are social agreements/consensuses #4opens #OMN
Just to highlight #fahernistas are always crap for good outcomes if they dominate the core of any radical grassroots project.
They have a use in the periphery and are core to growth of successfully grassroots projects.
We need to build #4opens based infrastructure. This needs to have radical social DNA at its roots #PGA and #indymediaback are examples of this. We need to abandon the 100s of pointless #geekproblem tech projects and at the same time step away from #NGO tech. An example of what we need #OMN a simple #KISS path out of this mess.
Just about all tech and political projects are pointless:
A river that needs crossing political and tech - On the political side, there is arrogance and ignorance, on the geek side there is naivety and over complexity
A solution to this churning is "nothing new" most of the issues we face have already been solved or at least mediated.
The reader has no power as they have no buy in - the "user" a little power to post/comment from account. The "producer" should likely be promoted to "mod" as soon as they are trusted.
The "mod" have as much power as possible without endangering the instance.
The "admin" have strong power BUT a VERY strong social rule not to use it. The running of the instance is in the hands of the "mod/producer"
Actions are socially mediated by the #4opens with audit logs to bring transparency.
Interesting look at a #4opens project https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=409315229 notice ""Strict scrutiny" means that any measures instituted for security must address a compelling community interest, and must be narrowly tailored to achieve that objective and no other. " We have come a long way from this with our #encryptionsist agenders.
#stupidindividualism is completely upscaleable in a social sense - its a devide and control stratagy from the #deathcult and we have to start stepingaway from this mess. You can do this by clicking the hashtags links and fallowing the flow of the project before starting one on one to clarifer issues to get involved. Or use a search engine to find and read background blog posts and project process #4opens
* Capitalism wants to privatise metadata to the capitalists #dotcons and the capitalist then control the government - fascism is back into fashion.
* Chinese communism, wants the state to control the metadata, so they can control capitalism, we are back to the command economy on steroids.
* Liberalism want to privatise metadata to the individual to return to a mythic free-market past.
The #OMN is a standards based political software framework to build #KISS and #4opens grassroots semantic web of trust links and flows. We do this by outlining a human understandable workflow and then build radical real world apps from this. We are agnostic on the underlighing technology and programming as long as it is #4opens based.
All the #dotcons and #NGO tech projects are based on lies and misinformation to convince you that they are not #deathcult and in the surface this is hard to see through this #FUD At the #OMN we have a simple tools to lift the lid to judge if a project is worth supporting with your time and use. This tool is the #4opens here is an example of a review http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2021/01/16/4opens-review-threema-gmbh-seriously-secure-messaging/ you can be a part of this and help make the tech world less of shit heap.
Are your friends moving to a new chat app?
To start you in the right direction you can use the #4opens to judge if a tech project is worth supporting. Used well it gets rid of 90% of the #dotcons and the #NGO crap and weeds the #fashernistas to a manageable level. Pretty simple to do please post reviews on your blog with #review #4opens in the tags so we can aggregate the reviews http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/projects/4opens/
For people intrested in #indymediaback can you join here xmpp:firstname.lastname@example.org?join as this is a part of the #4opens organizing and replaces the old email list of the original indymedia.
To support this server and the OMN project https://opencollective.com/open-media-network