Blog Post "Aggregating the Decentralized Social Web" blog.jasongreen.net/b/9N @gargon
how to explain federation in one sentence: "it makes many websites work like one website." there, simple, done. now you can focus on explaining why people want to use mastodon / what will make them feel at home / guiding to a preferred webspace beyond practical security concerns
My semi-regular inquiry: Do any of my followers use SSB/Patchwork or Twister?
If you had 45 minutes to talk to a general audience about the surveillance web and what to do about it, what are the points you would be sure to include?
This is my somewhat regular toot inquiring as to whether anyone I know from the mastoverse uses Twister or secure scuttlebutt / patchwork.
"All of these companies have the same weakness: apps are not that hard to build. A determined group of #Uber drivers, once organized, could band together and easily program an app (or hire someone to) that would resemble Uber or #Lyft outwardly, but inwardly send the fruits of their labors back to themselves — no middlemen taking a cut or #BottomlessInvestorMaws to feed."
Favorite FLOSS alternatives to Slack?
Someone pointed out the awkwardness of entering into a space with an established culture. People often choose to cluster demographically. That tendency is especially pronounced in virtual environments.
I also suspect the public timelines will become less important as people build their own follow lists.