My band is preparing its first album, so it's time to make sure we're sure about our name. Would you listen to an alt-rock band called The Board?

*extremely CNN voice* move over "tide pods", a new fad has taken over today's youth and it's called "tooting"

I just remembered how in my first few months as a tech journalist I found myself interviewing Chuck D and got to quote him as saying digital rights management is "just a lot of fucked-up shit"

If you’re working on a new mastodon client, I’d love to help, and/or TestFlight.

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If all the lefties come here and the rightwingers go to Gab then does Twitter end up as the centrist site?

Argh there's an amp for sale that I want to buy but I'm on a music-equipment-buying ban until the end of the year (for good reason)

your daily reminder to

the federated TL is just too speedy, my friends

Seeing a bunch of people on Twitter talking about fleeing to Mastodon, so I've fired it up for the first time in months.

What happens to our profiles, people followed and posts if a Instance dies?

We've seen this happen earlier when an Instance lost its data and there were no backups. I think the backup issue is being handled by most now.

But say an Admin dies expectantly and they are a sole Admin of their Instance? Where does this leave others?

Maybe there should be some "buddy system" in place between Admins? Other ideas?

Hi all Mastodons and other free social network users,

unfortunately there was a misunderstanding and this is the last post of
The account will be deleted over the weekend.

But, of course, we will keep staying in the free. Please follow us here:

Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this!

About risk profile:

- Mastodon is like email because you can't delete federated toots
- Mastodon is like twitter in that Google's search bots index it, unless your admins robot.txt it away
- Mastodon is like being a teenager because the people that own your instance can see all your private stuff

Have a talk with your admin about their policies.

By default, assume everyone will be able to read your toots forever.

"Go start your own instance" seems like a pretty useful way to respond to complaints (even if someone already said that to me earlier -- and they were right).

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