Hey mastodon federation! Anyone here like EDM? I would totally appreciate if you replied with a favorite artist/ track of yours for me to take a listen to.
A Drowning Cry by Acloudyskye:
8 years since the tragic death of the internets own boy.
"It's called stealing or piracy, as if sharing a wealth of knowledge were the moral equivalent of plundering a ship and murdering its crew. But sharing isn't immoral — it's a moral imperative. Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy." - Aaron Swartz in his open access manifesto
Read it here:
#peertube Video to learn more:
#aaronswartz Personal thoughts
Rest in peace brother we won't forget you❤️❤️❤️😭
The fear of corporate fascism originating from silicone valley is two-pronged. The centralization of moderation and the influence of private interests on the platform. Mastodon addresses these problems the best I have seen.
Like MeWe it is not interested in monetization of data and advertising.
Like Gab (a mstdn fork btw) it decentralizes moderation and further removes it from the entity which supports the platform.
Perhaps the combination is unnecessary, but it is surely our safest bet.
@Gargron It seems as if when using the mastodon website if you begin sending a direct message you must then refresh the page or send the message before you can post normally again.
I’ve seen what Hank describes here play out on the fediverse: when assholes try to form their own instance, it often collapses because it is utterly, definitionally a community of assholes.
Follow up pt. 2
Is there a way to see a list of blacklisted/ whitelisted instances of any given instance before I join? Ideally I'm looking for an instance that blocks absolutely nothing (just to observe what the hell goes on...).
Is the federated tab personalized at all? I would hope that it isn't, but if it is that could explain my experience. I'd rather the federated timeline simply be a timeline of those domains allowed within a given instance.
I wanted to use multiple domains on mastodon for different purposes (still do). One I have in mind is to access a domain that doesn't filter anything. Naturally I looked for one that played on the theme of "free speech" in its description. When I joined the only messages I saw, even on the federated tab were from right wing sources... curious 😂. If you want to make a right wing echo chamber (or a left wing one), do that. Don't call it a haven for "free speech" though, lol.
Pre med with an interest in philosophy, technology and of course medicine.
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This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of mastodon.social It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!