U.S.A. Politics 

Ok folks it's the 15th.

Shit's probably actively be on fire soon.

a) self-care

b) content warnings

c) no platforms for trash people

Message to new fedi users (parler/birdsite refugees) 

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Blog commenting: has anyone used/ have experiences between Remark42, Isso, and Commento?

Sorry yall, I don't know what's going on with fetching the federated timeline today. I'm still working on it.

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uspol, social networks, freedom of speech 

There is room for rational discussion on the censuring of people or views on social media.

But in general if you believe that private companies shouldn't be doing this sort of thing. Then it kind of follows you either need to be pro branding social network giants as common carriers OR that they ought to be nationalized.

And by and large the people complaining the loudest on this subject, haven't been in favor of either of these things.

Meta subtoot 

And spare me that shit about FOSS not being political before you even _start_.

FOSS is inherently political. The drive to break free of propriety software is itself a political motivation.

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Meta subtoot 

The flak that Fedilab rightfully got wasn't simply because the developer didn't block Gab.

It was because after he publicly blocked Gab and basked in the praise for doing so, it turned out he was only covering his own arse and then CHOSE TO REMOVE THE BLOCK when he figured he was safe from the wrath of the app stores.

If that isn't the sign of a broken moral compass to you, I don't know what to tell you. :blobcoffeeunamused2:

#1 long term fediverse tip. turn off automatic following and make it so you approve followers manually. Be as arbitrary as you feel like with who you decide to approve or disapprove of following. only let folks have access to you and your followers only posting that you want to have access.

If you feel strongly on: Fediverse culture, meta-analysis, commentary, or community here, I think the Fedi at large needs to do some preventative work to ensure that "Fediverse" does not become synonymous with "far right angry people".

I have library.activitypub.dev which could use more submissions. We need ppl to encourage reporters to document how Fedi was the "no Trump tweets here" place that mainstream social media is now becoming & the refuge for trans right activists.

More ideas needed.

I need to check my messages

*loads up four different chat apps and five different social profiles*

Just got a Community Guidelines strike on YouTube for talking about NewPipe. The free and open source video player. Sigh...

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