Ultimately Mastodon's killer feature is that it's a public good that someone built because they thought it needed to exist and not a startup someone built because they wanted to get rich quick selling other people's data.
@brunodias I still wonder if the advantages it has now really can scale up. eg. moderating local instances is all well and good, but what happens when fascists make their own instance? is there a way to moderate entire instances in or out of the federation?
...this sounds like a SW:TNG plot geez
@joshg Instances can limit how they federate (for instance awoo.space only federates with mastodon.social). So if the fascists make their own instance, other instances can just blacklist them.
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@brunodias I like the thought, but my understanding is that also applies to the founding of Google, Facebook, and Twitter. It was only later, when they wanted revenue and roi, that that business models started to shape things.
The question needs to be: what's a sustainable ecosystem for Mastodon look like?
@brunodias I was thinking about this today. I was sitting in a public place seeing a woman frenetically using WhatsApp and I started thinking about how WhatsApp is sort of a fever here in Brazil. Something that is so pervasive and useful should not be in the hands of a corporation. Even worse that it's only one corporation. If it were just a protocol that numerous apps could access it would be far less worse, by the way.