New blog post: Why does decentralization matter?
@Gargron EXCUSE ME coincidence im assuming but how
@ec_ho I started writing it yesterday
@Gargron I am 90% into spinning my own instance. Question - can you block specific instances from appearing on one's federated timeline?
@Gargron awesome! Hmmm... that solves the remaining 5%. The final 5% is just the technical requirements. 2019 is the year I spin my own mastodon instance. ;)
@Gargron Very good and well written, thank you. I hope enough people will see that article.
At the end I would have expanded a bit more on the issue of deplatforming; The reason why most tech firms can't resist #censorship is because other companies force them into it. This includes hosts, DNS, payment processors, donation sites, etc. Although not a pleasant example, what happened to Gab recently has shown us how this system works.
@Gargron I posted some feedback. Still learning to use Mastodon, so ... clunky;) (3 posts)
@Gargron excellent post, thanks for all your hard work! 👏👏👏
@guzzisti to preserve the federated nature of the system - yes, absolutely.
It might sound weird, but if mastodon is to be a genuine member of the fediverse, then it needs to ensure that no one site becomes the mastodon. Otherwise all your doing is recreating twitter et al except with some smaller twitters hanging off the edges.
@gargron can you put a light theme switch on the blog so it's accessible?
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