A community dedicated to fediverse news and discussion.
Fediverse is a portmanteau of “federation” and “universe”. It is a common, informal name for a federation of social network servers whose main purpose is microblogging, the sharing of short, public messages.
Getting started on Fediverse;
@jackalope Facebook has become nothing more than a social media advertising platform. Every third feed for me was an ad.
I am in some pretty high quality facebook groups, meta made 118B in the last year, it’s very far from dead, If we want to build something better i think some modesty would be useful.
Far too many people in the fediverse are unwilling to look at where it is falling short of serving as a replacement for the current centralized social media platforms. They would rather write articles about how the fediverse is different that’s good and we sure do hope no smell ol jocks come dragging down the vibe of our exclusive nerd hangout.
It’s real crab mentality.
I want the fediverse to go mainstream but a lot of people very clearly only want to have it as their exclusive little hipster hang out.
@wiki_me no offense wiki_me, but it doesn’t matter how good your group is, you and others should begin to consider migrating to a different platform.
Much the same as the over-the-top hubris of Musk, Zuckerberg blew it with his multi-billion dollar screw up thinking his virtually reality Metaverse was the future. It isn’t and it’s going to facilitate the collapse of his platform and ego.
of course it matters, i am not using it for some generic chit chat like on lemmy, it is a source of important information for me, stuff that helps me manage my career (there is also research showing how beneficial are communities of practice or communities of interest are, and also how online support groups can improve mental health).
People will go where there is good quality meaningful content, that’s how it works and IMO that’s how it should work.