Content Warning: Peter Dutton 

Just a reminder to new Mastodon folks: if you want to join an instance where the only letter you can use is "e", I run dolphin.town and registrations are open!

Interesting to see people encountering the benefits and downsides of Mastodon in real time. Federation is a huuuuuge advance over resting control with a single billionaire Jack or Zuck - but comes with usability and privacy tradeoffs. Some of these issues are discussed in this recent EFF post about data portability and social media: eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/faci

I think Mastodon will be a success for me either way. If it starts to replace Twitter, great. If it stays quiet, it will be like reading a Teju Cole novel: nothing much happens and it is very peaceful.

tfw when you think remote follow is broken but it's just that you can't spell "mastodon"

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