I wonder if the people joining Mastodon from India also have an appetite for ditching more of the capitalist internet, because there are replacements for many more things than just twitter.
For example, no need to use google maps when you can add detail of even things like footpaths in your town to OpenStreetMap :
The Switching Software website contains an ever-growing list of ethical alternatives for many things:
BLOCKING AND SILENCING
If the admins of Instance1 BLOCK Instance2, the users of Instance1 cannot interact the users of Instance2
If the admins of Instance1 SILENCE Instance2, the users of Instance1 can still privately follow and interact the users of Instance2, but those interactions (like boosts) will not be seen by the other users of Instance1
To be more clear: BLOCKING is used for instances that permits horrible things and behaviours and SILENCING is used for instances that your Instance tolerate but doesn't appreciate so much.
The same things are appliable to users.
Also you, as simple user, can decide to block or silence (for your eyes only) other users and entire Instances.
After 3-Year Delay, Government Releases Farmer Suicide Data
Released on the eve of Kartarpur and Ram Mandir judgement so it gets lost in the din.
One thing I love about the Fediverse is that with every new migration, the newcomers almost instantly *get it,* and you see tons of posts about how Mastodon should not allow influencers and big media personalities to take over this place like they did with Twitter.
It's really cool how this is almost always instantly and intuitively understood despite the differences inherent in each migration.
All democratically elected governments & various departments should move all their official communication and online helplines gradually to instances run in servers paid by taxpayer money and run on rules outlined by the respective legislative assemblies with official mods and redressal mechanisms. Relying on multinational advertising corporations for communication with public is just bizarre.
@oldmonk84 @yehlog It doesn't have to be a corporate structure, no? Once the user base is large enough, agencies will suggest celebrities to have official accounts here, naturally a % of fediverse will follow them, and over time they'll monetise or promote stuff through their (this) platform. They'll do engagement with fans. The line between engagement and promotion is thin here. Classic content marketing, which is already, along with the rise of privacy & subscription services, gaining on ppc.
@cyberjunkie @vincentvikram Would disagree. Migrating to a different instance only means 1) your data is stored in a different server - which as long as you trust the host - is fine 2) ppl in other instances will see handle@<domain> as your handle 3) different moderators - which is good, so power is not vested in one authority/team 4) better codes of conduct - which is good because mastadon's default code of conduct can be improved upon to include region/language specific abuse/hate guidelines.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!