"As with this latest surge, those who arrive on Mastodon servers are joining an experiment in whether communities can function better with self-moderation, and by self-organizing into like-minded groups. The answer, it seems, is that they can—but not without some trade-offs."
I feel the same… #Mastodon moving content standards down to each instance/community was as important an innovation as any part of its innovations in distributed social networking….
Love that #Mastodon gets edit post functionality before Twitter does, assuming that they ever will get that... (and likely only for the Twitter paid version)
What would folks think about the idea of setting up bots to auto-crosspost the tweets from these Ukrainian accounts into the fediverse on the theory that some might federate to RU and UA instances?
Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine
And: the official Twitter account of Ukraine: https://twitter.com/Ukraine
Facebook and Twitter are now fully blocked in #Russia.
Still curious if folks have any pro-democracy Russian Instances that we could be sure that Admins of instances like this one can be sure we are federating and peered to...
"There is precedent for open source communities to push back against those who seek to use their tools to promote hate speech. One such case is Mastodon, an open source social media community which has waged a long-running war of attrition against an influx of far-right users from Gab – a war which, as of December 2020, they appear to have won."
Important research out from ISD looking at how hate groups & extremists use open-source platforms - including #WordPress and #WooCommerce. It does a great job of showing some ways to address - while still respecting the open-source ethos.
While it focuses on them, #Mastodon is given a shout-out, one model that the other platforms should look to in this...
I stay away from it for the same reason I stay away from alogrithmic feeds on FB or Twitter or YT....I want something less noisy and cluttered.
Am NOT suggesting anything like an algorithm, but maybe ways to change settings on Federated feeds to suss thru them more? Even user-configured anguage filter, or keyword filters, might help.
Question to everyone: I have been very impressed with the voluntary #Mastodon' server covenant.
Has any other server-based self-hosted open-source platforms done something akin to this?
I'm familiar with other attempts at contributor covenants, but not other server based ones... But hope there are others out there....
So many of these features are already in #Mastodon btw, like bookmarks.
Others seem like an easy lift for future versions... Editing toots is almost already akin to the Undo Tweets feature... #Mastodev
Lots of tweaks, fixes, and additions in #Mastodon RC 3.4: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v3.4.0rc1
Technologist, writer, admin of indieweb.social. Fascinated by how new politics impacts technology and vice versa.
INDIEWEB.SOCIAL is an instance focused on the #Openeb, #Indieweb, #Fediverse, #Mastodon #Selfsovereign #identity (#SSI), #Humanetech and #Calm technologies evolution.