"Mastodon and the W3C" has 100 "fans" on Medium. Not bad
@Gargron where can I become a fan? :) Being W3C with relevant background that might be useful
@rigo It's this article https://hackernoon.com/mastodon-and-the-w3c-f75f376f422
@Gargron once we talk about json-ld we automatically have everything wide open for controlled data handling, server -side. See specialprivacy.eu Social media GDPR compliant. That would be cool, but is still a lot of work ahead. Here and now it is more important to get the functionality to compete with the centralised services :) KUTGW
@Gargron that's pretty.... chilling
@wxcafe Is it? It's a curve with a huge spike but an overall upward trend
@Gargron no i meant with so many fans
it's bound to cool a lot, so
@wxcafe Oh you were making a pun
Here I was confronting my own insecurities 😅 H-haha
@Gargron you're doing great, and it's a pretty good score :3
@wxcafe @Gargron gargamel fix insecurities
@luluberlu i for one would hug gargamel if i could
@wxcafe boost if hug gargamel
@luluberlu *SLAMS BOOST BUTTON*
@Gargron We just need a few more social sites to introduce round avatars
I think the commercial networks are bound to keep screwing up sooner or later. One of the things Mastodon offers which the silos don't is self-determination.
Like, hypothetically, I could make a stupid design decision in the software, but even then there's forks and community input.
The only way for silo users to counteract top-down abuse is leaving to.. well, us
@Gargron Ironically most people probably have less faith in benevolent nerds (not a swear word) than large corporations. I'm really curious how things will develop!
@jonathanmh How about instead of benevolent nerds, it's a cooperative? e.g. social.coop
@Gargron I didn't know that existed! Do they do micropayments or donations or something?
@jonathanmh I think they use OpenCollective (which is kinda like Patreon but for orgs). One of the interesting bits is that they use democracy software for executive decisions https://medium.com/open-collective/social-coop-a-cooperative-decentralized-social-network-c10980c9ed91
@Gargron With commercial social networks we do, what they want us to do. It should be the other way around. It requires effort and has costs, but freedom and better (self) control are worth paying it.
@Gargron introduce some kind of monetary (or other?) incentives like steemit does
@Gargron where can I found these articles?
@Gargron it's a good article. The Activity Stream seems pretty neat!
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