OMFG what timeline are we living in!?
However, I think that in our case such a scenario is highly unlikely. First of all, the order of events is reversed--ActivityPub and Mastodon have been built after Twitter, as improvements over Twitter, and the current, not insignificant userbase has specifically left Twitter over bad features, management, or misaligned incentives, so there is essentially no risk of losing that userbase back to Twitter even if it joined the space.
It would make non-Twitter social media providers like Mastodon, Pleroma, Pixelfed and others more competetive, since they offer a better experience not motivated by corporate interests and can explore more sustainable and ethical business models. Twitter adopting ActivityPub would also be incredible validation of everything we've been working towards and lead to more platforms joining the decentralized social web and more exciting and innovative projects being created in this space.
I think Twitter adopting ActivityPub would be a good thing and a victory for the web. Twitter's current lock-in on its users is its strength, and weaking that lock-in by embracing decentralization would remove essentially all network effects-based obstacles to people moving away from it and spreading out in the fediverse.
This is a Patreon reward full body design for Almonihah if their cool character Iolar!
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Concentration camps in China
Today a new leak of classified Chinese docs are public: they reveal the operations manual for running concentration camps in Xinjiang, and the mechanisms of mass surveillance of Uighurs. This is a collaboration between International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and 17 media partners in 14 countries #ChinaCables
⭐️"Cosmic Cuttlefish" 🌟is finally available as a print (small and large) :) at my Etsy and Big Cartel shop: https://sylviaritter.bigcartel.com/product/cosmic-cuttlefish-signed-giclee-print
Climat : le fossé s’élargit entre les intentions et la réalité https://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/nature-environnement/climat/climat-le-fosse-s-elargit-entre-les-intentions-et-la-realite_139204
Alphabet X claims its trash-sorting robots are putting less than 5% of waste in the wrong place (humans have an error rate of 20%). http://bit.ly/35v01SR
eBAY Extra 20% off luxury steals (ends 11/23) ==> https://ebay.to/34bsjS9
tech/instance meta, important for .org instances
hey if your instance is on an org domain, go ahead and extend the reg to 10 years if you can. something bad's probably going to happen soon?
Facebook has recently admitted that its greatest threat, looking to the future, is federated platforms.
Many federating platforms (like PeerTube, a video sharing software, or WriteFreely, a blogging software) are springing up around the federating system.
Capitalist websites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are getting progressively worse in how they act, in their quest for profits.
Meanwhile, the fediverse is only getting stronger, powered by money through voluntary donations and the hard work of thousands of admins.
Federation is a positive path forward for the future of the internet, has liberated people and allowed them to form regenerative communities, and is helping to educate people about alternative ideas and methods to those promoted by capitalist business.
It's really encouraging to see the fediverse doing so well.
Spotify confirms it’s testing real-time lyrics synced to music https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/14/spotify-confirms-its-testing-real-time-lyrics-synced-to-music/
Is Docker in Trouble? https://start.jcolemorrison.com/is-docker-in-trouble/
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