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So, about this Mastodon thing (still learning):
- mastodon.social is to Mastodon what gmail.com is to email,
- like in email @usernames are only unique within a given server,
- MAXLEN=500 here,
- RTFM: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/
- enough people already asked about end-to-end encrypted DMs. There are no.
- no one asked about e2e signed toots though yet?
- if you believe you're trustworthy enough, consider using the ✅ character to let others know they can trust you.

Hold on.. how would a "green-check-emoji" suddenly === "trustworthy" .. I'm not following you at all..

@rootkovska How would a "green-check-emoji" === "trustworthy" I don't following your logic

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@rootkovska I guess most of this is on point, except for the trustworthy thing. You earn trust.

@rootkovska Thanks for the primer — I signed up mostly to get the green check mark.

@rootkovska I'm anti using the ✅ in my display name because I don't even trust myself

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- no general search -- hashtags only -- currently. This is a deliberately discussed design choice, which may change fully or partially, but if it will it will be thoroughly thought through.

@rootkovska nearly correct, there is no mastodon network, just the OStatus based federation.

@rootkovska RE: Federation, Mastodon is a server+client implementation for OStatus -- which is also supported by GNU Social and some other popular implementations. Pump.io is a similar protocol which is actually being standardised as ActivityStreams by W3C -- I'm hoping in the future Mastodon will switch to that so you can do cool stuff like "boost" something posted on MediaGoblin. But we'll see.

@rootkovska I've been talking about e2e or server public signature checking both on individual toots, as well as for account signing,

@rootkovska Always sign toots
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@rootkovska What would be an acceptable definition of “trustworthy”?

I would guess something like “person can be found with the same handle in other places in the net and is not anonymous” would go a long way to consider someone “trustworthy”, or I am missing the point?

@rootkovska Dunno about the gmail.com comparison. GMail let you invite people. dot-social is closed for new users. Hence me sitting over here in a corner. And probably moving instances at some point?

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