Former Diaspora core team member, I work on various fediverse projects, and also spend my time making music and indie adventure games!

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BreadTube runs a PeerTube instance that might fit what you’re looking for: https://watch.breadtube.tv



Hey, thanks for sharing this! The site seems to be down right now, and needs to migrate over to new servers anyway. I’ll be investing time into that process - for now, I’m writing weekly articles over at the fledgling FediNews publication.


Yeah, the comment spam eventually got really bad. I think as a way forward, I’d be interested in trying a better ActivityPub integration and maybe hide the comments form in such a way that only ActivityPub actors could actually post responses to anything.


I’d just point out that the fediverse exists, is way better, and that Truth Social just cheaply rips off Mastodon.



I somewhat agree with the author on how inter-instance politics can often feel like an endless, self-referential hellscape, but I feel like it’s not really that different between two separate forum communities that have beef with each other. It’s a problem as old as online communities. The only spot I kind of disagree on is the political compass thing; I do think that each quadrant represented is very much a sliding scale, and the user communities are much more variable than given credit.

That being said, I think a big chunk of the problem comes down to the fact that user-level moderation still isn’t a first class citizen in fediverse platforms. Things are a lot better than before, but I think users deserve to have the ability to easily filter and curate their online experience without being tedious.


Huh, I’ve never thought of doing something like that before! Maybe I’ll do some research on adding some kind of TTS functionality to my articles.


Over the years, I've been studying a handful of different fediverse platforms that bring a lot of interesting concepts to the table. As someone that has studied and [reported on](https://wedistribute.org/) the developments of these various systems, I've decided to put together a summary of things I'd like to one day put into my own federated platform, should I ever develop enough brainpower to actually develop one.
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In a lot of ways, NFTs bear a strong resemblance to DRM - except that many in the NFT community will argue that the content of the NFT isn’t actually the important part.

It’s like they actually buy the DRM itself, because that is what accrues value, with little consideration to what the DRM holds.


An instance picker is good, but I was more talking about highlighting a handful of good ones with decent reputation and maybe a few unique communities that belong to each one.


Maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea to find a few other instances, and promote them and/or some of their communities on your project site? It might be a good small step towards helping people discover other places to sign up or connect with.


In 2018, a platform was launched to build an open, decentralized web for videos. In 2021, the network is still struggling to grow. I take a look into some of the problems with content discovery, along with some small suggestions for instance admins.
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Personally, I’m super happy for her. 😁 She does great work, and I’m glad that she is comfortable enough with herself to come out publicly, and that her project and its community are accepting.


BookWyrm is the Federated GoodReads Replacement I Didn’t Know I Needed
An overview of a new federated GoodReads alternative, powered by ActivityPub. It's awesome, and I'm really excited about it!
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