I've made some terrible Mastodon ads in GIMP.
Hey, if anyone want's to run them and see what happens... Just make sure it's ok with the trademark owner of the Mastodon logo (I couldn't find out who).

And yes, I think its best we advertise Mastodon... People coming from places like Twitter will find it more inviting than things like Pleroma.


@Linux_in_a_Bit Wait a hecking second, Twitter doesn't have that?

@Linux_in_a_Bit I don't know if Mastedon should be advertised. One of the great things about it is a lack of common (boring) people. I came here from Twitter for the awesome mix of techno-nerds and alt-lifestyle content.

If the masses of dumb people were on Mastedon like they are in Twitter... I'd likely be just as angry on it 🤣

@Linux_in_a_Bit I don't know how it could be done, but somehow the concept needs to be delivered that this isn't just another social media website. You're not going to and signing up for an account. The concept of instances needs to be transmitted. I'm just waking up, so maybe this is too rambly.

@NoOneSpecial I'm trying to do that with the first one... I'll try another idea, one sec.

@Linux_in_a_Bit one thing about the fediverse is the blocking ;-)

@fink I'll actually make a few more ads because I missed a few things ;)

@Linux_in_a_Bit How about advertising the fediverse as a whole? And then when they ask, we can tell them about Mastodon and Pleroma and Misskey and all the others.

@Linux_in_a_Bit Why is blockchain not """true""" decentralisation then. What is """true"""decentralisation and what is it's relationship to the true Scotsman?

@Hyolobrika A blockchain is in effect a centralized service, but without the ability to remove anything. It has only one database or ledger which kinda locks you in. (also a blockchain doesn't really have any utility besides verifying trust, so most things are done out side of it anyway, for instance NFTs are commonly hosted on Google photos)
With the Fediverse, each node has it's own database... instance blocking is an example of something you can't do with a blockchain.

@Linux_in_a_Bit There are multiple copies of the blockchain running on multiple computers. Each miner and node has a say, it's not run top-down. It is decentralised, just singular as opposed to plural.
>NFTs are commonly hosted on Google photos
Are you sure about that? I heard they were hosted on IPFS, a decentralised filesharing network.

@Hyolobrika It's still technically decentralized, but having singular decentralization kinda defeats the point.
NFTs are mostly just image links... I can make an nft of your profile picture, and have it actually BE your profile picture. It can be deleted at any time too, so that's kinda stupid as well

@Linux_in_a_Bit How does it defeat the point? What do you think the point is? To me, it's to have a permissionless digital currency that doesn't allow double-spends. At that, it succeeds.
I agree NFT pictures are dumb.

@Hyolobrika Oh, no, it defeats the point of dapps. That's what I was talking about, sorry.

@Linux_in_a_Bit What is the point of dapps? I don't really know anything about them.

@Hyolobrika Think about the Fediverse, now imagine if it needed a wasteful and unnecessary currency to work, stores your metadata forever, and your posts are often just stored on a central service, so it's not really decentralized either.
That's what a dapp is.

@Linux_in_a_Bit that's actually pretty cool.

I'm gonna set up some display ads with it


Thanks :)

I made 12 other ones too (in the replys) if you want some made with better ideas.

This could be interesting to see what happens... I've never done anything related to advertising before (wait, no that's kind of a lie, I've made YouTube thumbnails too)

@Linux_in_a_Bit woah, what a great Idea of you. 👍😃🤩

Thank you for sharing‼️

@Linux_in_a_Bit >we don't sell your data
the main dev of mastodon sells algorithms trained on your data

@fluffy Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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