Just set up my personal Mastodon at https://mastodon.ar.al
Follow me there:
You can mention me there using @aral
When/if you can, I would highly urge you to set up your own Mastodon instance. Currently requires tech knowledge/isn’t seamless (and getting it there will be a big challenge) but this is a great start and a very good step in the right direction.
Lots of love to @eugen and the dev team :)
Families are an interesting use case I was thinking of recently in the context of https://ar.al/notes/encouraging-individual-sovereignty-and-a-healthy-commons/
(Do let us know how your experience is with administering one if you set one up – and I mean the social aspects, not just the technical ones.) ;)
I think that's a good approach. Anybody on the official TWiT Mastodon would be an employee (basically verifying that it is the actual TWiT host) and then people would follow them from there on their own instance (self hosted or a public one).
Since PMs only work between people on the same instance, that could also work for inter-team communication on the same platform as outside communication to fans.
@dredmorbius @leo @aral @aral Doesn't having multiple instance inherently cause a fracturing problem? I can only imagine having to log in and out of multiple instances much less keep track of them. This is google's problem with multiple accounts now and sounds like the early days of android. Would it be possible to manage all instances in one place?
@aral id actually like to make my own instance, but I cant figure out how to get started or what tools ill need. can you fill me in?
@bitcoinyuri @eugen @aral That's, unfortunately (fortunately?) unavoidable. Think of it like domain names: anyone can be aral.com (unfortunately, the petroleum company got there before me… but I beat them to ar.al). Perhaps email is a closer example, anyone can also be email@example.com (someone probably is). If that someone uses it to commit identity theft/fraud, we have a system of policing and justice to deal with it. Otherwise, it's cool.
@bitcoinyuri @eugen @aral (Decentralised systems model the tangible realm, with all of its complexities. Guaranteeing identity is not and should not be a goal of decentralised systems – trying to do so and to link it to biological identity cannot be done without a centralised map. Something to be avoided at all costs. We can, of course, use webs of trust & other social conventions we use in tangible space to voluntarily verify identity when/if we want to)