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I think these are good ideas because they give power to the original source: the sellers, producers, artists. but it also allows them to not have to build their own website, an especially good point for smaller accounts. there could also be some creative uses of accounts: maybe one profile on the federated shopping site could follow brands that produce ethical goods. one could follow brands that supports the yellow economic circle. etc etc. AND it allow you to more easily support local things

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the only issue here is with abusive clients. since federation allows for different clients (apps) to be used to access the information, an abusive app could download the movies /music/etc illegally for sharing or even profit. this can be mitigated by sellers/artists/producers only allowing certain apps, or perhaps blacklisting certain apps instead (in order to allow the user to have more choice). this issue could probably also be solved in other ways, this is just one idea.

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federated movies: one could subscribe to different streaming sites with the same account. otherwise this is pretty similar to federated music.

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federated music: artists have their own accounts and can post their albums for followers to listen to. in order to gain access to the media, one would have to pay the artist however much the artist requires. artists could be part of different groups that would allow one to subscribe to a bunch of artists at the same time. there could even be a dominant channel that would resemble Spotify if the artists and users found that to be useful.

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federated shopping: each seller has their own page that they run independently, i.e. their brand's account. local "timelines" are just that - things that are local to your area, encouraging people to participate in their local economy. federated "timelines" would be something similar to Amazon or Ebay where you can buy from anyone in the world (filtering could be done easily if the seller doesn't ship to your area)

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I wish more things would federate. I think we've been thinking too small keeping it to social media: a small ideas thread.

THERE'S NO REason to tie all your entire online presence together. service requires email? use Anonaddy to have different emails for all services, use fakepersongenerator to generate other information. save the information in BItwarden to manage it. use Privacy.com to create multiple cards. all of this is free and protects your privacy, which is being oppressively violated

@matrix not to diss anyone in particular, but @signalapp@twitter.com (can't even find a mosto for them...) is really falling behind

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the more experience I have with various communication platforms, the more confident I am that @matrix is the best

"there are plenty of excuses for our rocks to float, so let's label that a feature"

- Sebastian Lague

100% of Signal's users could use SMS messaging from desktop, yet they refuse to add it because they don't want to support insecure protocols. imo, they are destroying Signal's ability to spread because of this

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related: mastodon.online/web/statuses/1

it's dawned on me that the reason Signal seems pretentious in the way it treats SMS is because it both requires and relies on phone numbers to operate. it wants to take over my SMS app but doesn't want to work with SMS. @session does not require a phone number, so it makes more sense that they wouldn't support SMS, even though Session is based on Signal's technology. same idea for @matrix, though they are also superior for other reasons.

guess who's SSH port was saved on their phone on a specific app that randomly happened to be backed up properly, even though half his phone wasn't, and no longer needs to contact support to obtain the SSH port locally 😎

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"I see you"
- guy washing the side of my apartment building after he saw me poke my head out to investigate before I left

is @matrix planning to utilize Android 11's bubbles? 👀

Android is slowly eating away at the reasons to root. rooters wanted themes, Android built in themes. rooters (like me) currently want to use alternative app stores, Android 12 is looking to allow for that without the annoying notification. I haven't used a non-rooted phone in a while but I might give it a go when my phone get Android 12

the reasoning here is that people who do not care about crypto/privacy will not change apps unless there's some incentive. I just had an experience where the single request someone had in order for them to switch to Signal was to keep their old messages. Signal could not provide.

if the privacy community could advertise superior features, it would massively expand the products and make them mainstream.

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imo, Signal seems a little pretentious in the way it refuses to work with SMS. I think Signal would be adopted by far more people if you could do things like import old messages from other SMS apps or text with SMS from the laptop. I understand it takes work to get these things done, but all I'm saying is that Signal will eventually lose out to things like Matrix if it refuses to offer superior support for SMS compared to other SMS-only clients. There is no reason to use Signal over Matrix ime.

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