The Economist really just went and made an ad for Mastodon
@Gargron oh shit! thats sick
@Gargron Lol, whut?
It stings a little that Mastodon is presented as the "less ambitious" competitor—but, hey, whatever gets people to the platform is good in my book.
@Gargron Link? I can't find anything on their website
@Gargron Wait...really? What are the details?
@Gargron funnily enough advertisers are actually looking into systems based on user controlled data verified by block chain. Their motive is mostly to break the huge monopoly that Facebook and Google have on the data the whole industry runs on, and partially to restore trust from people and from their clients (easy to verify what you give permission for and reduce ad fraud from bots).
@Gargron they could’ve picked a more cheery soundtrack to their video
instead they went with HACKERMAN
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