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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.

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I got this yesterday and started wearing it when I walk the dog - do recommend! Thing is brilliant.

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I've been waiting for something like this for a couple months now: fixthemask.com - ordered a few days ago should arrive soon!

Assuming this eventually happens, we are in the "good old days" stage of Mastodon.

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I wonder - if Twitter media personalities migrated to Masto instances and used them directly/primarily, would Masto become hellsite 2.0 in some sense given that their content would continue to be a neverending firehose of all of the world's dysfunction?

Remember kids:

"[Microsoft] GitHub has the right to suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. GitHub reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time."
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Also, can we make a point of always calling it Microsoft from now on please? Thanks.

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It's a physics based platformer-ish game narrated by yours truly. Early access coming soon!

a little taste of halloween on hackers.town radio right now!

In contrast, whenever I get sucked back into Birdsite, it takes an act of God to unglue my brain from doomscrolling and anxiety and I ultimately end up deleting my account and blocking it on my phone.

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I periodically forget about Masto for a month or so, then come back and remain pleasantly surprised at the consistent flow of good toots (aka strong cat content).

This basic state of affairs has been so unbelievably obvious for like 3 years now. Mastodon will never die - Fediverse is at 4.2 million accounts and people keep reinventing the wheel FFS!

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I still do not understand why conservatives have not caught on to the fact that they can just spin up Masto instances instead of bitching about Twitter censorship. Why did Parler spring into existence? What a waste of time. Gab has the right idea, it's just unfortunate they are toxic Nazis. Huge gaping hole in the market for flagship normie-conservative Masto instance!

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