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Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


@liaizon what was the commune you grew up in in MN? Heard you talk about it on @thefinalstrawradio, and it sounded very 🤙🏻

For several months in 2020, residents of North Edison in #Portland played host to a #BlackLivesMatter street mural which detailed moments of #Oregon's often-problematic Black history. Today I finally got around to making a triptych out of my selective-color #Photography of them.

WeCroak is most definitely my favorite app. 5x reminders per day that I'm gonna die with a quote to put it all into perspective.


is some serious crazy stuff where citizens can only scratch their head and think "How could they come up with this?"

Not only that, but this nightmare is brought on the table over and over again. It is against values and rights to . It erodes with people that is working in the collective best interest.

What's next? Camera's in our home, so we can all feel safe knowing big brother is watching over us?


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