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tchambers

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Technologist, writer, admin of indieweb.social. Fascinated by how new politics impacts technology and vice versa.

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Huffman takes a "victory" lap: "As the AI era begins, Reddit is leaning into its humanity." (www.fastcompany.com)

The moderator rebellion is crushed, there are no longer any third party apps competing with the official Reddit app and Reddit seems to be as popular as ever.“It’s a nice time right now,” he says. “I think we’re executing really well.” In 2024, the company plans to focus on three pillars. 1. Maximizing ad revenue 2....

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Really good interview, well worth your time.

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Glad to see this new Magazing getting formed.

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Very appreciateive of all the work Ernest and everyone has done here.

Tim Chambers (@tchambers@indieweb.social): "Next Turn in the Road #RedditMigration July 1st Planning (indieweb.social)

So for the #RedditMigration - the next turn in the road is July 1st. When the Apolo app goes dark. First thing: everyone should support @christianselig - buy merch, if you subscribe to the app decline your refund (see below)... But the #Threadiverse should also be ready. And any ways to do messaging, onboarding and welcoming...

Christian Selig (@christianselig@mastodon.social): "Goodbye, Apollo" Wallpaper Sets for Sale to Support Apollo. (indieweb.social)

For those looking to buy the "Goodbye Apollo" wallpaper set, but not on iOS, you can now buy it online! Includes phone, tablet, and desktop wallpaper sizes! It's a beautiful way to support Apollo and get 20+ amazingly designed wallpapers. 💙🎉 https://christianselig.gumroad.com/l/goodbye-wallpapers

Christian Selig (@christianselig@mastodon.social): "Really Important Apollo Update...." (indieweb.social)

"I just released a really important Apollo update that adds the ability for users with remaining subscription time left to decline an automatic refund. Devs pay refunds out of pocket, and this will be about $250K, so I thank you for your consideration. ❤️ Also, this update includes an amazing "Goodbye Apollo Wallpaper Set”...

"Kbin: covering all the current news and rumours out of Russia about Wagner, a possible coup, etc. Reddit: *crickets* Make of it what you will. 🤷‍♀️" (indieweb.social)

Kbin: covering all the current news and rumours out of Russia about Wagner, a possible coup, etc. Reddit: crickets Make of it what you will. 🤷‍♀️

Slate article: "How CEO Steve Huffman went from being Reddit's co-founder to its much-needed savior at a difficult moment—and how he then became the villain..." (indieweb.social)

took a deep dive into how CEO Steve Huffman went from being Reddit's co-founder to its much-needed savior at a difficult moment—and how he then became the villain at the center of Reddit's still-raging protests: https://slate.com/technology/2023/06/reddit-protests-steve-huffman-api-chaos.html

New report: on the #TwitterMigration and the #RedditMigration (indieweb.social)

New research from my team on the #TwitterMigration: This is our 3rd quarterly update on which platforms are growing, new entries such as #BlueSky, #Substack Notes, #Nostr & all public data on Meta's #project92 Includes latest on the #RedditMigration, New polling, new posting data & more. Welcome any notes or feedback & boosts!...

Reddit CEO lashes out on protests, moderators and third-party apps (techcrunch.com)

"He added that he plans to make changes to moderator policies so users can vote them out. Currently, a higher-ranking moderator — or the company — can boot out moderators. Incidentally, a r/Apple moderator posted on Twitter (via 9to5Mac) that Reddit was threatening to remove moderators who are staging an indefinite...

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would be a good idea to make a tag or an alert featured on the magazine if it appears no mod has logged in in over X days, with a link to apply to become one. Not sure who would approve that takeover tho... but a tag alone would be a warning to users that it was functionally unmoderated.

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