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A nationwide federation of Masto instances at major universities would significantly improve civil public discourse, especially during election season. Local instances that model real world communities would be extremely robust against bad actors, without the need for opaque ML filtering.

medium.com/@clinton_freeman/be

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Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

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our Sean O'Brien on Facebook and privacy-respecting replacement @Mastodon, with an interview with @Gargron:
boingboing.net/2018/07/18/plat

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ICYMI:

Our friend (and Mozilla Fellow) @hangdothiduc just released her latest project, Public By Default. It's a sobering look at online privacy in the era of social media.

👉 publicbydefault.fyi/ twitter.com/mozilla/status/101 source: twitter.com/mozilla/status/101

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All of this is just sitting right in front of us as journalists piddle their time away fact checking the flood of industrialized misinformation...

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Instances that are whitelisted against email domains piggyback on existing security infrastructure, which may even include physical in-person verification. They get these properties for free. Instances whitelisted against known-good email domains would form an information ecosystem extremely robust against misinformation.

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justsecurity.org/59152/informa

This is a great article, but it frustrates me that Mastodon instances are not viewed or recognized more widely as defensive structures in the information ecosystem. If we imagine social networks as physical places, then Twitter and Facebook are vast wastelands where users drown in misinformation. Mastodon instances have the possibility to be very well-defended cities or towns with a diverse set of governments.

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Coming across personal blogs of non-famous people fills me with warmth. Reminds me of the time around 2010 when independent blogs were all around

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I missed being the first mention of Mastodon on Uses This by almost a year, but I'm in good company with @cwebber and @mattl

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Hey I got interviewed on Uses This about my rig. I love these interviews, and was super honored to get to do one usesthis.com/interviews/parker

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I'm wearing my Mastodon T-shirt to work on the first week. Wonder if anyone will recognise it

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JUST ORDERED MASTO T SHIRT, VERY EXCITED :mastodon:

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New thing on mastodon.social: You can make invite links personal so the person who signs up using the invite automatically follows you

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i want to call a raccoon "crimes cat" but that wrongly implies regular cats are not involved in crimes

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