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An academic paper about social networks misspelled Mastodon, Pleroma and Pixelfed lol

@dansup Note for folks with screen readers: Mastodon is spelled Mastadon, Pleroma is spelled Plemora, and Pixelfed is spelled PixelFred. Pixel Fred. I can't get over it.

@dansup It's good that papers usually have mails to their authors bundled.

@phoe @dansup can’t believe using both misspellings that are kind of fedi meme was unintentional

@phoe @dansup spelling doesn't seem to be their forte. that's ok, spelling is a fake social construct anyway :GODLUL:

@phoe @dansup Although, to be fair, PixelFred would be a very cool name, too. 😂

@dansup I cannot believe Fred from pixelfred would misspell the name of his own network and then try to say that it's other people that are saying it wrong

@dansup actually, I think “PixelFred” was a bit of missed oppertunity for you

@dansup who's Fred? why is this social network named after him? no one knows

@pea @dansup I'm reminded of the long-ago lawsuit trying to get violent video games banned that hilariously fucked up the names of several it cited, most notably The Resident of Evil Creek

@pea @dansup I heard Fred is the name of an old crush of the pixelfred main developer. But he was always afraid to ask Fred out on a date, so nothing really came of it. Kinda creepy if you ask me

@dansup guess their papers aren't scored on literacy, just word count

@dansup Maybe it's correct, and "Mastodon" didn't even make the top ten list.

We're the ones who are missing out.

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You'd think them academics would at least be able to spell...?

@dansup Give them a break 😹 Probably were on a tight deadline. Sadly another reason might be that they never used these federated networks and just were taking things theoretically. A glance at the paper says that they had totally different topic and this list was just a reference they wanted to throw in.

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I believe that "Write Freely" should also be written as WriteFreely, though I must say that while I primarily saw WriteFreely on @writefreely's site, I also saw several occurrences of "write freely" (and their Fediverse account seems to be named "Write Freely"), so perhaps has no preferred spelling. :)

Also, if I want to , it should probably also be "diaspora*" in lowercase and with the trailing asterisk instead of .

@dansup "Hi, I'm Pixel Fred. Nice to meetcha!"

😂😂😂

@dansup Bleromar being misspelled okay, it's a meme, Mastadon okay but PixelFred?

@dansup image can have a little description. As a treat.

@dansup PixelFred! Join the Frediverse, teh frederated soical newtork!

@dansup PixelFred could be a Saturday morning kids cartoon.

@dansup wow only 1000 fold fewer users than fb. With 10x growth, mastodon will have remarkable network effect.

@dansup where do the numbers come from? While most numbers seem to be okay, the number for Friendica is wrong by the factor of 3.

@heluecht No idea, the numbers for Pixelfed are off by 10k as well.

@heluecht @dansup I guess the numbers are from the-federation.info. The 14000+ users of Friendica include the accounts of spraci.info.

@dansup I don't know what "Juick" is but calling a social network with one node "federated" seems a bit generous.

@heluecht The confusion between social networks and the software to enable them is probably the bigger issue, I guess.

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