@fitheach alas, growth of peertube is stalling because moderation tools have been left until last and the "open" instances have been flooded with a mixture of hard right activist videos from Northern Europe (that get banned from YT as they are potentially illegal) as well as a dumping ground for stolen content. So running an instance creates a lot of extra work for admins and fewer people want to do it, or federation is limited/switched off to prevent legal problems.. >>
for most peertube (and other Fediverse admins) in Northern Europe, its as much a pragmatic decision.
Some of the content is quite simply illegal - allowing a service to host it means whoever pays for the hosting gets awkward questions/requests from authorities and ends up having to take it down anyway (and/or gets asked further info about who put it there).
That applies to relatively harmless things like a copied TV series as much as political content..
https://medium.com/team-human/how-social-media-turned-us-all-into-advertisers-bd93fc69cbc6 You can understand why he simplified this, but it allows us to side step that corporate social media was always #dotcons and with his wright up we shift the blame from "us" to "them" this is not healthy.
#indymedia back in the day it was "socialy federated" as the was no tech to acheve this. The project after 10 years was ripped apart by a open/closed argument when one group tryed to use RSS to move to aggregation and local media production feedingup to the top. the other voiceing securaty forced centralisation. what became Activertypub is the path the first group wonted to take. the last 10 years of #encryptionsts is the outcome of the second group. we are planing to reboot both approches #OMN
#indymedia back in the day was "socialy federated" as the was no tech to acheve this then. The project after 10 years was ripped apart by a open/closed argument when one group tryed to use RSS to move to aggregation and local media production feeding up to the top. The other voiceing securaty forced centralisation. What became Activertypub is the path the first group wonted to take. The last 10 years of #encryptionsts is the outcome of the second group. Planing to reboot both approches #OMN
Some counter intuitive thinking:
With this in mind we reboot a #grassroots successful project https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Media_Center (not the best history of the project but it's what we have) taking into account why it died and why it worked.
#Michelob just ran a #Superbowl ad claiming if you buy a 6-pack, they will convert 6 sq.ft. of land into organic (non #GMO) farmland. Yet most viewers don't know that Anheuser-Busch owns Michelob. A/B is an #ALEC member, thus finances #climateDenial, lobbies against environmental protections, & supports #republican candidates. Don't be fooled by this ad.
#hashtag Its takeing power out of private property and putting it into the commons.
You now have a little understanding of why use #hastags in general. To link to the diggers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diggers its commons verses private property. The hashtag is a commons and the LIKE is private property. And I can hear you thinking, why does this matter to me. Data and metadata are the gold/slaves/oil of the 21st century, who controls data control the world. Using the #dotcons we hand "them" total control of the data and metadata thus the world #climatechaos
With a hashtag we open the power to the commons with using there tools, LIKE etc. we privatise the power to them to then sell to corporate control vier advertising and state controle ver for example face recognition. NOTE we are not against power as thats a common fools stance, we are for sharing power not hording it. hobbits vs dragons would be a metaphor.
Hamish Campbell #hashtags are soft social power they only exist if a group of people use them. Think what you would see if more people used common hashtags. Social power duse not come from kings, It comes from groups, it moves the power from "them" to "us".
#hashtags bridge open/closed and different groups/conversations think of them as the oil in a social engine. Its the difference between hard (facebook controlled actions) and soft (our controlled actions).
Meany of the people reading this feel angry and likely think the best outcome would be for us to leave the internet/networks or move to more ethical #dotcons
Both these responses miss the core point of power.
To leave the network is to leave the struggle and give “them” total social and political power. Power exists, it's the human condition to pick up a tool. Opting out of “power struggles” is only viable for affluent people who do not have to struggle to survive.
To repeat: #openweb tools move the power from "them" to "us" and likly amplify the power by a factor of 10, danguruse/interesting times we live in. We face #climatechaos and "us" is in urgent need of power to affect change in this. "They" have taken "our" power away from "us" and feed us "social media". CLICK CLICK CLICK #deathcult
There is lots more to this. In this case the power that you give to #failbook and google is being sold to the police so that they can control us better. This illustrates that the #dotcons are total social control and feed into the force side of the state. Who would think cat memes could do so much harm to us all.
Power always exists the important question is who has access to this power.
With the #dotcons its privatised to capital and state actors. With the #openweb it is shared to much wider social groupings. Using their tools, like, share, time on article, friend etc the data (value) is captured for their profit. Using our tools the #hashtag the data is kept (to a degree) in the #openweb and in the #4opens commons.
Its about who has the power, give it to "them" or share it with "us" its your choice.