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So... There seems to be a common misconception where people assume all of Mastodon has 180,000 users because says it's home to that number of users.

The real number is closer to 1,5 million. Those 180k are only users and there are like... 3,000 other servers?

I wonder what I should do. 🤔

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Bird site is like "Never forget we are garbage"

InfoWars got banned from YouTube, Spotify, and Facebook.
Apparently this is surprising or something & the fault of the for-profit centralized platform corporations, not the very nature & design of them or the collective decision everyone made to use them in the first place.
Some are suggesting regulating these platforms instead of switching to censorship resistant platforms.

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There's an amazing number of #ActivityPub #alternatives now available or under development:

Twitter -> @Mastodon and #Pleroma

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Soundcloud -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez )

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

LinkedIn -> @cloutstream

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?

#Federation #Fediverse

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Things LinuxRocks has setup for you to use.

XMPP Server (

Matrix (worked last time I checked)



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really, the fact that you have to basically break the way the device works normally ("root" or "jailbreak") to do a lot of the sort of stuff that's pretty basic to be able to do on general-purpose computers says it all

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Oracle once attempted to get into the lawnmower business.
Their single prototype can be seen here (im joking btw, r8 my gimp skillz):

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Friendly reminder that the people who tell you that government-run health care is just impractical all survive thanks to their government-run healthcare.

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#PeerTube is free/libre software alternative to YouTube

-- federated (uses ActivityPub)
-- peer2peer streaming
-- currently in beta

non-profit @Framasoft is crowdfunding its development

this project is already usable (more than 50 instances)
and can be a game-changer.

Boost its development and give it more visibility.

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secure scuttlebutt
smallest federated wiki

These are just the interesting #decentralization projects I can think of off the cuff. There are so many more:

Has anybody done an academic survey, with goals, pros, cons of each?

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@Nobabs27 I can't tell if I can favorite people's toots by going to their profile either...

I like Whalebird so far, it has a dark theme, but no Ctrl+F style search that I can see...

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I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Windows, is in fact, NSA/Windows, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, NSA plus Windows. Windows is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning NSA system made useful by the NSA corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by MS. Many computer users run a modified version of the NSA system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of NSA which is widely used today is often called “Windows”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the NSA system, developed by the NSA Project. There really is a Windows, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Windows is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Windows is normally used in combination with the NSA operating system: the whole system is basically NSA with Windows added, or NSA/Windows. All the so-called “Windows” distributions are really distributions of NSA/Windows.
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FYI after one month there are already more than 80 instances of peerTube,
the federated alternative to YouTube

example here

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Like, I totally get how you can feel burned out by the media's coverage of politics, but avoiding discourse altogether and living in willful ignorance probably contributes to a lot of problems?

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So I have found several blogs talking about the linuxrocks outage. Most were in frustration of the outage and thinking we just up and shutdown. Rest assure we have no plans to go anywhere. If we did there will be much conversation and with opportunities to pass the instance on to someone else if we did decide to walk away. We all know no one is immune from outages even Amazon and Google has seen their fair shares the best we can do is learn from them and prepare best we can.

What are some good PeerTube instances that have active admins, no upload limit, and nothing nsfw on the front page?

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