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I skimmed through it, it's actually a decent article.

I love Mastodon and ActivityPub. But I think Nostr is going to win. Here's why.

Mastodon is a great platform. I have an account there, and I have been using it as a twitter replacement for several months. I have been using nostr for around two months. I have also read fairly deeply into how Mastodon and Nostr work. I think nostr is better. Here's why....

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Thank you for your insight. I feel like AP cares more about the community, while nostr is about the individual.

Different kind of people will choose different approaches

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Nice project. $249 seems a bit high, but I guess it's like the Fairphone, they can't save as much as the large manufacturers do.

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Hello guys, just wanted to chime in and say that it's good to see you three explain things in a calm manner in this thread. Nice to see you around.

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Lemmy's code isn't that easy to get into, otherwise there would be much more contributors to it.

The third biggest contributor after the two main devs has 59 commits.

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/graphs/contributors?from=2019-02-10&to=2024-02-06&type=c

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I agree. I could see Beehaw survive longer than most other Lemmy instances, their community feeling is much stronger.

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No of course not but I subscribe to the original Reddiquette philosophy. Downvotes arne’t for disagreement. They were originally a form of user-moderation to stop spam. Unfortunately about a decade ago after the Digg exodus the users of Reddit forgot that original usage and so you’d end up being downvoted and not knowing why. It doesn’t foster debate or discussion. It’s a cheap way to snipe someone down without being responsible or engaging them.

Very true, and that's why I'm more and more inclined to use an instance without downvotes. With the report button available, downvotes just seem like a shortcut for hivemind.

🏳️‍⚧️Trans: a place for trans community and support🏳️‍⚧️

Are you a trans person? Are you feeling the sore lack of a general trans community on lemmy.blahaj.zone? Do you miss going on r/Trans all the time and want a lemmy alternative? Well look no further, because now there is one!...

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Good luck with this!

Interestingly enough, I always thought that Blahaj had a !trans community as they are a queer instance at their core, but it seems it wasn't the case.

Seppo: Personal Social Web ( seppo.social )

#Seppo empowers you to publish short texts (and images yet to come) and to network in the Social Web. By renting commodity web space and dropping a single file. Without being subject to terms and conditions. Without having to fret about small print or tech lore. And without the need for an IT-consultant. But rather having a...

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Looks interesting, I find it quite clear.

Just couldn't find the creds for the demo instance, but could still see what it would look like. Thanks for sharing!

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Interesting

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I would suggest to find an instance in your mother language, it's the easiest way to find content in that language. When I want to see Spanish content, I go to masto.es. Some other languages use other platforms (usually Misskey forks)

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Mbin has both Reddit and Twitter aspects bundled in.

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will need more deep searches.

To be fair, it doesn't take that much to create an account on one instance and then see if it works for you. I must have more than ten alts on several platforms

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I think that blocklist will stay very user-dependent, except for obvious spam instances which should be blocked at the instance level. But we'll see how it goes.

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Any example of badly moderated communities? Asking because I didn't notice anything special.

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Sad to hear. I don't read news community, that's why I didn't see it

Blaze OP ,
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True, forgot about that (luckily I woke up after it happened)

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Your instance is still in 18.5

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3ptZ1W-FRA

I skimmed through it, seems like a basic explanation of what the Fediverse is, mostly oriented on Mastodon.

The videast himself doesn't think he'll post his videos to the Fediverse as it lacks monetization.

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I'm well aware, just reported what the video creator said

MetaFilter was/is a pioneer in noncorporate social media. Lessons might be taken from them, especially w/r/t moderation ( faq.metafilter.com )

MetaFilter is a 21 year old noncorporate social media community that has taken its culture and moderation very seriously. Scanning the questions of their FAQ is probably the quickest way to look for anything that might be worth consideration....

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Interesting, thanks for sharing. I haven't been there in a while

What Meta’s Fediverse Plans Mean for Threads Users ( www.wired.com )

Meta is treading carefully, doing a phased implementation while continuing conversations with Fediverse leaders. This will give the company more time to iron out some of the integration kinks. “Do we adapt the protocol to be able to support this?” Lambert asks. “Or do we try to do some kind of interesting, unique...

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For example, Threads supports audio posts, a feature not currently supported within ActivityPub, so Meta is experimenting with “federating” a text transcription of the original post instead of the audio version.

Here we go

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You can have a look at this article

https://ploum.net/2023-06-23-how-to-kill-decentralised-networks.html

Long story short, Google killed XMPP back in the days by federating with it, then added some non standard features, got most of the user base to migrate to Google chat, then defederated.

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we deserve to die.

To be fair, maybe we are not even that alive to begin with.

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Interesting view, thanks

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I've seen two trolls recently, but you can see them from very far away, and they post in general ask communities like AskLemmy or No Stupid questions.

On smaller communities, they are not around that much. And I don't go to news or politics communities.

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Very good points, thanks for sharing.

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Personally, I’ve done some rounds of unsubscribing from tech and politics subs on lemmy.ml and lemmy.world, and when I’ve done that my amount of toxic content and interactions went way down.

Maybe that's a recommendation we should make to everyone

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Really? I thought that Reddthat and Beehaw disabled down votes while still being federated

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That, and the fact that simply there isn’t enough good discussion to begin with. This community kind of has movement because it’s a meta-topic, but for everything else it’s mostly "let’s pretend we are superior than redditors because we found our way here and “let’s pretend we are not in Reddit for all the other niche communities that we are still interested.”

That's a real issue. Hopefully it will get better over time, but sometimes at the moment it feels like shouting into the void.

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I'm pretty sure those two are fine without downvotes, if that can help

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Thanks, you too!

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To be fair, Piefed uses Lemmy communities and comments, it's almost just another interface.

The reputation is indeed interesting, example in this thread with warnings "low reputation, beware!": https://piefed.social/post/27070#post_replies

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Thank you very much for sharing, I'll keep an eye on it.

Lemmy needs better integration/federation. Too much content is hidden. A community on the biggest instance was not visible to me on another large instance.

I did a search from shitjustworks for "reddit die" and did not find https://lemmy.world/c/watchredditdie so I made https://sh.itjust.works/c/watchredditdie (unnecessarily). This should really not happen. When someone makes a community there should be a "ping" sent out to notify all other federated instances....

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Hopefully it will happen in the coming releases.

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Sorry to hear.

I was looking for Zenfone size phones the other day with a headphone jack, there was only the Sony Xperia. That's really sad.

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