@isolategab Rephrased question to not mention Gab at https://w3c.social/web/statuses/102678832709473099
@cwebber Switching.social says I should delete my tweet because it in a sense boosts Gab. I can't decide if that's really a legit concern.
I wrote a non-gab version, but maybe it's less clear, and if I delete, I already break some links. Sigh.
How can decentralized social systems like #mastodon handle political / social attacks?
How does the #fediverse handle new instances that in some sense conflict with the values of existing instances?
I imagine lots of people are arguing about this, but I'm not seeing the debates. Are they in private for strategic reasons, or am I just looking in the wrong places?
Is there a way that people (like me) trying to develop future decentralized systems can learn from current struggles?
I was referred to you in answer to my question https://w3c.social/@sandro/102678701781011377
I'm trying to understand state of the art in handling political/social attacks against decentralized social systems, so we can try to make the next generation of systems handle these things better, if necessary.
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Interesting hackathon in two weeks, for folks who want to help separate fact from fiction online. Some travel support available, especially to help with diversity. Application deadline tomorrow.
(I'm not involved in running it, but know the folks, and plan to be there helping with the data-sharing projects)
What do y'all think of making the first of each month be a social media push day?
Like, if you have limited energy to improve the social media world (eg by getting your friends to try #mastodon or doing some setup or hack project) let's to do it in the same rhythm so we can support each other better.
Like, if four of your friends all try mastodon for the first time the same day, it's likely to go better than if they each try a different week.
Worth a try for a few months?
so, content warnings need to be implemented much smarter.
first of all, make it a list so you can easily enumerate multiple forms of content that's parse-able to computers.
second, make users have more control over what's hidden and what's not. let people pick having a whitelist or a blacklist. i'm a pretty well-off privileged person, i don't need to have half posts on my feed hidden away with a click. it's just not good ux for me since i don't have any ptsd or the like.
Problems we are having with #Signal:
* It is and will remain centralized (clear strategy of *not* federating servers)
* It requires strong identifiers/selectors (phone#) to use
* Author disallows distribution by anyone but Google, although free/libre
* It keeps pushing away verification of fingerprint in interface
* It relies on Google+Amazon infrastructure
* Its funding is shady (OTF = Radio Free Asia = USG)
= clearly unethical choices, unjustifiable by accessibility or technological reasons.
What info could folks share online that would enable others (likely using special software) to better tell what info they can trust as accurate? This is the https://credweb.org question, and we'd love more ideas
ICYMI: Freedombone is a home server system that enables you to **easily** self-host a variety of free software applications.
It's awesome that the Freedombone supports Gogs, the web based #Git management tool.
A great alternative for many people who aren't heavy git users and want to use a completely decentralised and lightweight system.
Here's how to use Gogs on Freedombone
Questions? Just ask @bob
pleroma gets a bad rap because shitty people use it, but it's important to remember that shitty people use mastodon too
people also say the main dev (lain) is problematic but what would you know, gargron is problematic too (which is not to say that problematic necessarily means bad, we're all problematic in our own ways)
it's silly that there's so much bad blood between pleroma and mastodon
aren't we all trying to achieve more or less the same goal?
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