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On that part, I do agree with you. I do not like mastodon just because I’m not a huge fan of the micro-blogging-focused user experience, but I do agree that there’s value in a platform not imitating Twitter but having some of the UX. Likewise, I think that there is value in another platform that would attract Twitter users. I think it could just be a separate mastodon instance that is modified to fit said user base.
I respectfully disagree with some of your points. The benefit of a Twitter clone that is federated (or more precisely, a Twitter clone that supports activityPub) is that the users of said Twitter clone can see content from and interact with users who aren’t on said clone, but another platform that supports activityPub. And conversely, I can see content from said Twitter clone without necessarily having to be on it, as long as I use some activityPub platform that fits my taste.
This provides a lot more choices. I can choose a platform with the best user experience for my taste, without any regard to privacy and moderation. That would be completely fine. Conversely, another person may choose to search for an instance based on their specific moderation, topics, privacy, or other preferences. Another person may even self host their own instance. All of those can interact with each other, and that is what makes it nice.
It looks like development on it has stopped for more than a year? Or am I missing something?
I don’t have a mastodon account, and making a mastodon account or instance for this purpose is not the experience I would like. But I understand this is the path of least resistance at the moment, but I wish there was some sort of service that can publish my blog to the fediverse like WriteFreely and Plume do.
Free software is failing and getting co-opted because they thought getting a bunch of enthusiasts to boycott proprietary software was enough to win. As long as the means of production is owned by the ruling class, their interests will be favored. Our boycotts will cause little but inconveniences for ourselves.
Motives do matter, but when the perpetrator literally said they would do it, then saying “I don’t see what their motive is” does not really refute that they did it.
The video is not out of date. Did he give some expiration date that I happened to miss? Did he take it back? I don’t see you citing any evidence of that.
It’s really weird to see people bending backwards to defend this.
I’m sorry but your analysis is very nonsensical. You’re analyzing motives. But the sabotage already happened. It is not a matter of speculation whether someone will gain from it or not. If you make an argument that they have nothing to gain, well I don’t know what to tell you. It happened, and they delivered on their promises exactly. I provide a link below:
Admittedly, when I went looking, I didn’t find many. I noticed this problem months ago and only spoke now. Looks like it improved a lot.
In my opinion, the biggest problem in the west is not in fighting. That was a problem for us too. The biggest problem in the west is that the state is so powerful and efficient, it has mastered the art of population subjugation and propaganda. Obviously, this is many times truer in the US first, other settler countries second, and the rest of the West third.
In the US, this is so true that it has become part of its culture. Anti-labor unions, focusing on yourself and viewing your collegaues as competitors, not sharing your salary, etc. All this is culture that sept through from propaganda.
A couple of things:
On a related note, is there any page or document showing what’s actively being worked on and what features to look forward to? I am expecting the answer is no, since I know this is all voluntary work. But if it exists, would love to check it out and see what you’re up to :)