Q. Let the users decide what they see, not the instance owners.
A. #activitypub implementations (mastodon) are federated client-server networks. Files/messages are stored on central servers were the admins and sysamins are legally responsible. If the user's are in charge they could get the Admins thrown in jail for infringing content. A "trust" based network.
Full P2P would give you choices you wont... mastodon etc are "step away" projects. Building "trust" networks is a positive first step.
Trouble #12: There Goes the Neighbourhood Trailer
https://sub.media/video/trouble-12-there-goes-the-neighbourhood-trailer/ #fuckingshitup #indymedia #omn #submedia
I realise that modern society is all kinds of fucked - for some reason though, this caught me off guard
So, what do folks use as a Google-free (ideally free software) alternative to #reCaptcha these days?
Ideas for people we can find to start to outreach this instance to activists https://activism.openworlds.info
Can people do another outreach posting of the #OMN projects
It would be good to keep the momentum to grow to critical mass. Post links on twitter and failbook, wright blog posts, talk to friendly people. Get others to spread the news.
The Windrush scandal: It's time to deport Theresa May from office
@richardhering Some of these Mastadon clients tackle Instagram to a certain degree. Combining them with an open source camera/photo client would make it a full experience. Plus better toot styling. A fork of Mastadons web UI perhaps.
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i just saw that "facebook : internet :: women's suffrage : democracy" take go by from a few days ago, and am resisting the impulse to reply because i'm sure the take's author is tired of the thread by now, but i sure do not agree with that one.
facebook isn't suffrage for the technically illiterate. it's the illegitimate enclosure of the commons for everybody.
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watching st:ng now makes me honestly hungry for hopeful media. it’s easy to find apoc fic and “late late LATE capitalism” narratives but stories about FALGSC, stories of times and places and people outside of capitalism and the kyriarchy — it’s harder to find them. something something engineered ambient despair.
cast off nihilism! indulge the furthest reaches of possibility. scarcity is an inflicted myth ✊️
Its interesting to think that the now dusty globe #indymedia network has a lot to say to the current rebooting #openweb "#fediverse" it were a truly huge federated #www network 17 years ago. A lot happened then and it was mostly #4open but think the mailing list might be off-line which is a big shame for academics/people looking at this. Maybe someone could get them back on-line or as a static archive?
Really digging Pinafore's interface for Mastodon. Feels slightly more intuitive, and it's hella-fast. https://pinafore.social/
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.
A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.