Odd question: does anyone know if there are good or instances active in ?
If so want to be sure to Federate them… wired.com/story/subvert-iran-i

Every so often I appreciate how important key and open tech is to my life and work: - and even old-fashioned email.

Good quote here in this Wired article on what can learn from :

"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… 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 gets edit post functionality before Twitter does, assuming that they ever will get that... (and likely only for the Twitter paid version)


just released a new version of the official app with lots of new designs and iPad support....


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: twitter.com/Ukraine

Facebook and Twitter are now fully blocked in .

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...


Does anyone have data on the 's reach into or into ?

Esp if there are good instances to support or to be sure we peer to?

cc: @Gargron


Preemptively done for this instance...

Assuming that Trump will try to decentralize and federate out his content from his new social network that he forked from .

Thank you @thegibson and @isolategab

, and other social accounts are all still seeking good uptime today. Just sayin’….

@Gargron Specific 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."

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Important research out from ISD looking at how hate groups & extremists use open-source platforms - including and . It does a great job of showing some ways to address - while still respecting the open-source ethos.

While it focuses on them, is given a shout-out, one model that the other platforms should look to in this...

cc: @Gargron


Hi , wonder if something could be coded into to make the Federated feed a bit more useful.

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.

I’m really liking the new official app for iOS…. But are lists not yet a feature? Hunting around for where to find my accounts lists to no avail. cc: @Gargron

Question to everyone: I have been very impressed with the voluntary ' 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 btw, like bookmarks.

Others seem like an easy lift for future versions... Editing toots is almost already akin to the Undo Tweets feature...


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