So... There seems to be a common misconception where people assume all of Mastodon has 180,000 users because mastodon.social says it's home to that number of users.
The real number is closer to 1,5 million. Those 180k are only mastodon.social users and there are like... 3,000 other servers?
I wonder what I should do. 🤔
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.
Soundcloud -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
LinkedIn -> @cloutstream
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?
#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.
smallest federated wiki
These are just the interesting #decentralization projects I can think of off the cuff. There are so many more: https://github.com/redecentralize/alternative-internet
Has anybody done an academic survey, with goals, pros, cons of each?
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“New Bipartisan Bill Could Give Any US President The Power To Imprison Any US Citizen In Military Detention Forever”
This bill is being called the Corker-Kaine bill, Kaine as in Tim Kaine, the guy who was Hillary’s VP choice. The Democrats are very on board with this. Any US citizen arrested domestically or abroad could be held indefinitely without charge under any circumstance; so long as the president wishes it (directly or of course indirectly through EOs)
@Nobabs27 I can't tell if I can favorite people's toots by going to their profile either...
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.
Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..