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.

I'll start:
A Drowning Cry by Acloudyskye:


Crew necks are so in right now and its fucking awesome. They literally look good on anyone.

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:


Video to learn more:


#aaronswartz Personal thoughts 

Rest in peace brother we won't forget you❤️❤️❤️😭


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My fear is that individuals will still seek the outrage machine online, even without corporate interests directly propping it up.

My hope is that instead we will see these instances shrink, and those with careful and catered moderation succeed.

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.

The left cannot forget the troubling past and tremendous power of silicone valley because they all worked together to get rid of one guy we didn’t like.

uspol, fedi 

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.

:twitter: twitter.com/hankgreen/status/1

UsPol + mastodon and other moderated spaces 

Hopefully users will still be able to create moderated spaces without the protections laws like section 230 of the communications decency act give them. I hope "moderation" does not become legally synonymous with publication.

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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...).

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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.

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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.

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Can't sign into mastodon.social on either of the two ios apps i tried using for it (tootle and mercury). I reset my password and tried it multiple times, can anyone help?

#nest : hence: the place in which the eggs of other animals, as insects, turtles, etc., are laid and hatched

- French: nid

- Italian: nido

- Portuguese: ninho

- Spanish: nido


See previous words @ wordofthehour.org/r/past

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