@galaxis Apparently! Who knew!! (I'm always amazing when system keep running with minimal upkeep. In this case, I'm paying someone to keep this up, but still.)

hello fediverse

signing on for the first time in ... years?

@emacsen @cwebber

Will slides, video, or a written version be available? I'm not coming to Prague because RWoT and ActivityPub aren't sufficiently aligned with how I think decentralized social is going to have to be done for full adoption. (You could also read that as me being a bit antisocial, and kind of burnt out on conferences after travel every-other-week for a long time) If there were a conference on decentralized trust-and-safety, though, I'd be there.

@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.


@jordan31 I'm the instance admin, but maybe the hosting service I'm using is doing it, or maybe it's happening automatically somehow.

More likely I'm just not following the right people and not reading enough. I really just want the summary.

How can decentralized social systems like handle political / social attacks?

How does the 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 w3c.social/@sandro/10267870178

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.

@_emacsomancer@linuxrocks.online @cwebber That's too specific. Can you generalize that into a harm statement?

Who is being attacked, how are they being harmed?

If you're not willing/able to use gdocs to edit it, tell me here, and I'll add it for you.

@Gargron @Tchambers
Maybe someone with a bunch of tumblr followers can make a viral tumblr post about it. 🙂

@Gargron @Tchambers
For sure. I guess the question for us is whether there's something we can do to help them along, technically, socially, politically, etc, given this explicit openness to the idea. I haven't come up with anything better than posting about it.

@Tchambers @Gargron
Note that CEO of Automattic expressed a lot of interest in that general direction during a recent podcast.


Interview is theverge.com/2019/8/14/2080489

"I would love for Tumblr to be a better part of the open web."

There was an explicit mention of Tantek Çelik (co-chair of the W3C group that standardize activitypub) that doesn't appear in the transcript. In theory they could go for the IndieWeb stack instead, tho.

Can you share more of the story? Who is doing this?

"Are you magic?" the child asked
"What is your definition of magic?" the robot replied.
"Uhm... Things that can not be explained by science."
"Then I am not magic. But you are."
"All the best things of all you human people - curiosity, creativity, compassion - are magic."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

@loke @thomasfuchs

Last night I had a nostalgic dream I was using MTS again -- an operating system I haven't used in almost 30 years.

@npd @cwebber Certainly if there's anything imperfect :-) about movable-schemas it'd be nice to document/discuss in issues there. Then if there's an alternative, we could start talking about it there, sure.

The problem is Chris proposed an alternative to strawman, so I don't know where to begin.

Also, Chris, if you want feedback on your proposal, maybe make a repo for it?

@cwebber @npd And I REALLY HATE using microblogging for technical discussion, so maybe move it to gh issues? Issues on mov are welcome.

@cwebber @npd You somewhat mischaracterized my proposal. I wasn't suggesting one use the definition text every place in the data you need to refer to the definition. Instead, you use a URI like now, but you connect it rigidly to the definition, so that different URIs can clearly refer to the same thing.

Fairly concrete proposal at sandhawke.github.io/mov/

The schemove implementation isn't quite done.

@elomatreb Good plan, after I somehow get rid of the dozens of spam accounts. For now I've made it admin-invite only.

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