New people! Time to tell you more about the Fediverse
Mastodon is just one kind of server on a much bigger network called the Fediverse. Many of the people you follow on Mastodon aren't on Mastodon servers.
Servers on the Fediverse use a common open technical standard called ActivityPub. This means people on different kinds of ActivityPub-compatible servers can follow each other.
Today, part of Google’s new Play Rules come into force, banning VPN apps which affect ads or tracking, seemingly including those affecting DNS queries to include an ad block list like PiHole does. No vested interest in those rules, clearly, from the company with their trackers in 87.6% of Android apps! (@RDBinns et al. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.03603v3.pdf) https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/12253906?hl=en
We hebben de afgelopen bijna 6 jaar meerdere stromen nieuwe gebruikers moeten ervaren op #Mastodon. Meerdere keren van Twitter natuurlijk, maar ook van oud Tumblr-gebruikers en van Google+ toen die de nek werd omgedraaid. Echter dat duurde max. 2 a 3 dagen. We zitten nu op dag 6 en het houdt maar niet op!
Do people have opinions on browser addons like this one?
Hey mensen, Mastodon is gratis maar kost wel geld. Ik heb net een 10tje overgemaakt aan de beheerder van mijn instance (@stux van mstdn.social)
Als je iets kan missen, doneer jouw instance dan ook wat! Je kunt zulke info vinden bij "over deze server" of "about this instance".
Wist je dat veel instances beheerd worden door maar één of soms enkele mensen, die zich vrijwillig helemaal de klere werken op dit moment? Veel servers zullen ook een upgrade nodig hebben met deze mega influx van Twitter.
> Hey! Our org has two trans women on the run now transiting through UK, they got stuck there because of visa bullshit; currently figuring it out, but it needs time. They need a place to stay for a week-two. They're in England, but Wales/Scotland works, they have a car. They can't afford hotels hence the question, but they'll be able to fix their own food and help with energy if needed. Know anyone who could help? Pretty urgent.
> Contact @FairywrenTech on Twitter, CRImier#2925 on Discord, @crimier on Telegram or email email@example.com; feel free to forward verbatim.
(I can forward contact to these platforms)
>>>>> “If autism isn’t caused by environmental factors and is natural why didn’t we ever see it in the past?”
>>>>> We did, except it wasn’t called autism [ . . . ]
I wish Matrix was active enough and well-known enough that I could get local communities of non-tech people to switch.
A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.
Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).
Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.
No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.
(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)
Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain
• Eenhoorn 🦄
• Born at 356 ppm CO₂
• Not sure if hetero or bi or pan
• #ActuallyAutistic, very sure of that
Peetz0r on IRC, Github, Twitter and almost everywhere else really
Peetz0r's personal Mastodon instance.