For over a decade, @Flipboard's in-house editorial team has been curating the world’s best journalism around the clock. But to access this curation, you had to use the Flipboard app or visit flipboard.com.
Now we’ve decided to federate our Flipboard editorial profiles and their related Magazines in order to make our collections available to everyone on Mastodon and other Fediverse networks.
Here's what we're up to. Would love your feedback!
There are now over 11,000 followers to this M̶a̶s̶t̶o̶d̶o̶n̶ Mapstodon account! 😍
The future of mapping is maps controlled by the people for the people, not big corporations or governments.
The future of social media is social media controlled by the people for the people, not big corporations or governments.
Democratic social media for democratic maps.
That's just silly. You should be autocorrecting lower case to camel case instead! Grab the list of all hashtags with the same letters without regard to case, and if there's a plurality of them with the same capitalization (not counting all-lower-case), suggest that. Duh! ;)
edit: self-tone-policing. I come across a little too snippy.
Looks like Tumblr is having issues and Fedi is getting another wave of new folks.
Welcome to the Fediverse, new folks!
A couple tips:
Use hashtags freely, they help folks find you and what you're posting!
Use Alt-Text in your pictures. It helps a lot!
EdaAme-X, who is the script kiddie who impersonated someone bragged that he will get protected because of the Juvenile Act.
Well, he got arrested after launching the biggest SPAM attack on the Fediverse. I guess that it didn’t protect him, although he also sent bomb and death threats, which might have been a factor too in his arrest.
All I have to say is good riddance and hopefully he spends time in Juvenile Hall and learn his lesson not to commit cybercrime.
Once the SPAM attack is fully under control and the curprit is stopped, I think this instance shows what I am concerned about for the last year administering a Mastodon server.
The time to implement anti-SPAM measure was when it first happened last spring in 2023 when the Doge spammers created accounts and mass spammed DMS to everyone. That should be the time to add tools to fight SPAM and implement anti-spam features. However, the Mastodon devs dragged their feet until the problem got worse here.
Misskey has some protections like word filters, banned words, and email domain blocks but it’s still not good enough. Sharkey is slightly better since it has account approvals, which is better, but it's still tedious moderating accounts and cleaning up the SPAM.
Perhaps, Akkoma is the least affected because of the MRF feature, which allows you to create rules to reject certain posts. It’s a good thing that the Sharkey team is potentially coming up with something like this to fight SPAM.
Also, Pixelfed has Anti-SPAM protection that is proven to work.
I think the Mastodon team needs to use this opportunity to learn from the mistakes as script kiddies can easily abuse small instances with open registration without any protections in place to send SPAM. If there are anti-spam filters for newly created accounts as seen with Pixelfed and even Forum software like Xenforo (which can use Akismet/StopForumSpam), it would have mostly stopped spammers easily.
User Registration: Free.
User Membership: Free.
User features: Free.
Paid subscriptions? No
Paid algorithm placement? No
Paid features? No
Admin server cost: $$
- Time spent by your admin administrating the Fediverse: Priceless.
Your administrator helps make the experience you enjoy on the Fediverse possible, by paying.
Please consider reaching out to your administrator and inquire how you can help.
The Fediverse will need to develop an automated spam management system.
In short, an AI
Do you think any mainstream social media platform would stand a chance against A.I.s trying to break into their system with people alone? Because if you do, you are fooling yourself.
I work for Meta and I know our automated system catches 99% of everything, but even with that remaining 1% I am still employed full-time with 8-12 hour work days. Most of what I manage now are reviews and appeals
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I can see now why Mastodon is the more popular choice.
At first glance, Misskey and Sharkey, seem to have the advantage. They certainly offer more settings, options, and features to express yourself, along with more APIs that allow you to reach more instances.
But as many ways as they have to reach more people out in the Fediverse, they lack the sense of belonging to a community and feeling the pulse of that larger community.
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Mastodon CVE Report
Didn't expect the mastodon CVE report/account would kinda end up being about platform diversity on the fediverse (TLDR: only mastodon really had the problem, which was huge)
Your hardworking administrators are unpaid volunteers, who happen to work tirelessly to keep you safe from spammers and other nasty things found on social media.
They also take on the cost of managing the Fediverse.
The site you are visiting right now and enjoy using, cost money, and they are kind enough to provide both the site and their administrative services for free.
If you are able, contact your admin on how you can help.
⚠️ mstdn.social, masto.ai & mastodon.coffee have been updated to #Mastodon v4.2.7 :mastodon:
Also on mstdn.social the search index is rebuilding for full-text search!
> This release is an important security release fixing a major security issue.
Fediverse! I’ve been building a bridge to Bluesky, and they’re turning on federation soon, which means my bridge will be available soon too. You’ll be able to follow people on Bluesky from here in the fediverse, and vice versa.
Bluesky is a broad network with lots of worthwhile people and conversations! I hope you’ll give it a chance. Only fully public content is bridged, not followers-only or otherwise private posts or profiles. Still, if you want to opt out, I understand. Feel free to DM me at @snarfed (different account than this one), email me, file a GitHub issue, or put
#nobridgein your profile bio.
A number of us have thought about this for a while now, we’re committed to making it work well for everyone, and we’re very open to feedback. Thanks for listening. Feel free to share broadly.