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 No.5053[View All]

Does /tech/ participate in the Fediverse? Seems to me that this is the sort of social media we should be trying to get people into, even if social media itself is kinda trash.

I've always disliked social media, but after the news at >>>/leftypol/1066439, I've been considering getting into the Fediverse. You see, I would like the people who DO use social media (basically everyone) to be on better platforms, but I feel I cannot demand that from them if I cannot even use them myself. For instance, it would be disingenuous to ask Comrade Cockshott to start his presence in Mastodon after getting banned from fedbook if I could not be there to follow him and boost his follower stats. So..

So, /tech/, any thoughts on the Fediverse? What are some good instances and communities I could join? What are some people I should be following? What implementations are better, Pleroma, Mastodon, something else?

Also fediverse general.
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 No.6823

>>6822
I only stream good games tbh famalam
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 No.6840

>>6767
The e-influencers are getting real agressive with their Rokfin shilling this week. I am genuinely concerned for the future if they corral people into another fucking centralized Youtube clone.
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 No.6932

Can someone explain to what the hell the difference is between PeerTube, D.Tube, and LBRY? I've already chosen PeerTube as my alternative to migrate off Youtube, and I'm really annoyed that I can't mount a proper argument against the other two.
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 No.7943

>>6932
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/blockchain-firm-lbry-tries-to-rally-sector-against-sec-critics-allege-a-cryptocurrency-suppression-program-11617807779
So apparently LBRY is being sued by the SEC over claims that the company violated securities laws by selling their cryptocurrency in order to fund their work without registering it with the SEC as a security.

Is this where all of these social media alternatives that feel the need to shove crypto into their service are headed? Bruce Schneier sure seems to think so. In addition to crypto being little more than a zero-sum pyramid scheme, he says all it really does is invite government investigative and regulatory meddling by the IRS, the SEC, FinCEN, and probably the FBI:
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/04/wtf-signal-adds-cryptocurrency-support.html

I kind of hope this gets some people to choose PeerTube over LBRY in the future.
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 No.7958

>>7943
The only good reason for cryptocurrency to exist is for buying drugs anyway
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 No.7959

>>7943
I doubt that will repel anyone, but it should.
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 No.8070

https://reclaimthenet.org/youtube-ceo-basement-authoritative-sources/
>YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has acknowledged that the platform’s policy of boosting “authoritative” mainstream media sources and suppressing independent creators in search makes it “harder, in some cases, for channels, maybe who are getting started or smaller, to be able to be visible when there’s a major event or when people are looking at something that is science or news related” but insists that that the policy is “really, really important.”
>Last year, YouTube’s Chief Product Officer, Neal Mohan, said that YouTube needs to raise up authoritative sources because people who create content in their basement are just “espousing their opinions”:

Are you doing your part to wean people off of Youtube, anon?
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 No.8162

Can someone recommend me a small scale pleroma instance?
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 No.8392

After reading this thread ive decided I want to try plethora. The instances is the only issue I'm left with. Many instances seem to be liberal enclosed spaces. Theirs a lot of blocking of any remotely offensive content, not just rightists but porn/hentai.

I'm mostly looking for the kind of community /leftypol/ is. Free and open without being retarded about it. Any advice here?
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 No.8394

>>8392
Maybe we need to make our own.
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 No.8395

>>8392
Wait, you mean Pleroma? How's that different from GNU Social/Mastodon anyway?
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 No.8396

>>8395
Yeah sorry autocorrect. Pleroma seems much better than mastadon, look at this
https://blog.soykaf.com/post/what-is-pleroma/
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 No.8397

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 No.8400

>>8394
Wouldn't be against petitioning for a leftypol hosted one. We have our own cytube already. But if someone out there already made one with a similar philosophy I would prefer to help support what's out there.
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 No.8433

Bump
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 No.8437

bomp
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 No.8454

Nope I just don't care enough. I don't think the solution to time wasting spectacle online is GNU/garbage-spectacle
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 No.8456

>>8454
I only want to microblog myself. If I wanted to watch others I could already waste time on twitter without an account anyway.
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 No.8457

>>8456
Just keep a journal.
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 No.8460

>>8454
t. LARPing pseudo-revolutionary headed for burn out.
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 No.8572

>>8454
Federated social media could have a positive impact and might be the future if trends of censorship continue.
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 No.8579

>>8572
Fediverse is old news. if there's a decentralized net, it's going to come from blockchain. look up SingularityNET and IPFS
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 No.8580

>>8579
>if there's a decentralized net, it's going to come from blockchain
Name one positive thing that blockchain actually adds to these systems.
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/02/blockchain_and_.html
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 No.8591

>>8580
>Just about everyone using bitcoin has to trust one of the few available wallets and use one of the few available exchanges
this guy doesn't know what he's talking about. you can make a wallet in seconds. you don't even have to use it.
>Name one positive thing that blockchain actually adds to these systems.
if a server shuts down it doesn't mean data suddenly disappearing into nothing.
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 No.8593

>>8591
>if a server shuts down it doesn't mean data suddenly disappearing into nothing.
You don't need blockchain to build a distributed system. What else does blockchain add?
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 No.8595

>>8593
It makes building it convenient. Just download the blockchain and your system is hooked up.
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 No.8600

>>8595
>just download a file of 1023GB
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 No.8601

File: 1621371711075.jpg (51.05 KB, 900x900, 89492865897015.jpg)

Why yes, I've downloaded a 1023 GB file, how can you tell?
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 No.8670

What ever happened to juche.town
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 No.8809

It looks like Youtube's decision to start putting ads on any and all videos without compensating uploaders for monetization is finally going to be extended to the rest of the world (it was first pushed on the US last November). Will they have finally gone too far? Is this the decision that slays the beast? Big opportunity for PeerTube growth?


https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/372635
>YouTube announced a change in the terms of its service, among which it stands out that the video platform will begin to place ads on all audiovisual materials. However, you will not share the profits with the small creators.
>Through a statement sent to its users, the platform explained "YouTube has the right to monetize all the content on the platform and ads may be shown in videos of channels that are not part of the YouTube Partner Program."
>This will not allow small content creators or those who are not part of the YouTube Partner Program, that is, channels that do not meet the amounts of views and other requirements that are requested, not have access to the monetization of the ads that the company places on its videos.
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 No.8810

>>8809
I don't understand how can people use the 'net without an adblocker.
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 No.8811

>>8810
Friends force other friends to use adblockers
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 No.8842

>>5053
This is dumb, just fucking talk to people. There are literally no consequences to being an out in the open communist
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 No.8844

>>8842
That isn't true and it isnt primarily about that. For everything, decentralization is the better option
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 No.8866

What mastodon instances are actually worth joining reeee
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 No.8967

Bump
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 No.9920

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Has anyone done this yet
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 No.9921

>>9920
Done what?
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 No.9933

>>9921
Your Sister.
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 No.9937

>>8866
Freespeechextremist.com and all the others banned by mastodon.
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 No.9953

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 No.9954

>>5053
I certainly use distributed internet infrastructure, but "le fediverse" just refers to distributed social network since all they talk about is alternatives to Twatter, Shitcord and Soybook, so I don't really care about it much.
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 No.10030

I have a secret leak source that says there will be a leftypol plemora instance soon
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 No.10031

>>10030
please no
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 No.10034

>>10030
B A S E D
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 No.10053

>>10031
It's better than twitter.
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 No.10060

>>10053
It won't be if all the retards from here start shitting it up.
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 No.10076

>>10060
Seethe and Cope titteroid.
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 No.10077

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>>10076
> titteroid
What's that supposed to mean? I use the fedi that's why I don't want it to be tainted by you imbeciles.

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