You can see statistics such as popular software by user count here: It’s run by the developer of Pixelfed.

“eight decades” ago would be 1943 when Finland ended its alliance with the Nazis so I think some context is important when discussing this “neutrality”

It’s hard to imagine people so insecure that they feel like they need to act on this legislation immediately and it would somehow make Florida a better place

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Yeah I’m definitely interested in how it will play out and think it could be great. Interoperability should always be the goal, increasingly so. I’d like to see more of that and Eugen working with the designers of Lemmy, Pixelfed, etc more cooperatively. Yeah it seems like he realizes now is the time to make changes while there’s interest but before the next big leap off of centralized social media.

In a way it’s slightly redundant since each instance is already a “group” though it would be interesting to see how people from various instances can create groups for specific topics and goals. I’m a little leery of luring too many facebook users here too quickly and the impact that will have on moderation and how respectful the culture here remains but it’s ultimately inevitable. The group structure you mentioned sounds interesting though a bit like Discord so who knows if that’s in his thinking too.

Agreed. I think the headline was more to catch the attention of your average social media user but Eugen does mention the way those services tend to fade away so hopefully it’s just a matter of time before more people make the leap.

That’s definitely an important question. The culture on Twitter can be far less respectful than Mastodon so we definitely don’t want that here but the moderation options give users more control when dealing with bad actors so eventually it balances out to some extent.

I got rid of Twitter when Musk took over and brought actual fascists back while getting rid of anti-fascists but I agree you can use different services and expect different things from them. The Fediverse is more inherently built to last and for I feel increasingly more inclined to post on those services, though.

Yeah I’m curious what form the groups will take. There are are group channels now to a small extent but they’re hardly noticleable. It seems like he wants to win over people from facebook next. I’m a little concerned about the impact that will have on the the culture of Mastodon since when the last boost from Twitter happened due to Elon’s takeover, some people brought attitudes you’d expect on Twitter.

I don’t always agree with Eugen’s decisions but it’s interesting to see the Fediverse get more press at least and he did a pretty good job of explaining it to those who are totally new to it.

Eugen Rochko is the CEO of Mastodon — the open-source decentralized competitor to Twitter. It’s where a lot of Twitter users have gone in our post-Elon Musk era. The idea of Mastodon is that you don’t join a single platform that one company controls. You join a server, and that server can show you content from users across the entire network. If you decide you don’t like the people who run your server or you think they’re moderating content too strictly, you can leave and take your followers and social graph with you. Think about it like email, and you’ll get it. If you don’t like Gmail, you can switch to something else, but you don’t have to quit email entirely as a concept.

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Since every us president since ww2 has been a war criminal under icc law, I’d say they should be concerned but does the icc even have any power to act on this “warrant” ?

We definitely had a lot of the same here in the Boston area but I think it’s more about global averages like you said and our areas are historically on the colder side. I’m sure it’s just going to be more extreme weather in general as has often been said about climate change.

Seriously. I feel like most fb users either don’t know about this stuff or don’t care so I guess the tipping point will be when a megalomaniac like musk takes over the platform and begins censoring the average users’ content

I agree. I’m personally not a big fan of XR due to how I’ve seen them hijack protests lead by Indigenous comrades and other reasons. All this does seem very vague and almost assumes that the state can be held accountable by just yelling at them enough which should be an apparent fallacy to any real “eco activist”.

We’re certainly beyond that point and yes, direct action would speak louder and be a more constructive use of time.

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Yeah I read about the first part but missed about IG blocking links. ( the hashtag pixelfed still works fwiw ) Maybe not a total existential threat as you say which is good but still slows PixelFed down from doing constructive work, which seems to be the point, and given the power imbalance between PixelFed and Instagram / Meta it’s still something to consider, if not be concerned about. The post asked to share for awareness.

You’re right and hopefully it’s Instagram’s existence that feels threatened especially with all the attention Mastodon / The Fediverse is getting right now.

Instagram threatening PixelFed with legal action. From Mastodon

I made clear what was opinion and experience and it was a discussion. re-framing any difference of opinion as a complaint isn’t a way that will make people want to listen to your opinion. This is is far too personal for some unknown reason. I also didn’t deny saying anything. I’m sorry this bothers you so much. I have every right in interactions to tell a person to stop selling me on it, as they were certainly doing, and I’m not sure what you expect to get out of this way of responding to me. Your other response was fine as it was informative but this is combative and personal and unncessary. Insulting me won’t make me interested in hearing what you have to say.

I understand. When I downloaded it I thought it was just a new browser, not meant for users of a specific instance. Would be great to have one connected to my instance so I see the appeal somewhat but it’s not a universal one as it seemed to be marketed.

I’m not complaining. I’m discussing. At this point, I feel like you’re badgering me and spamming me for having a difference of opinion. I’ve asked you not to sell me on it multiple times. It’s absurd that you continue the way you are as though you’re paid by Vivalidi. I downloaded it as a browser not knowing it wasn’t meant for me as you explain. That’s poor marketing and not my fault so I don’t appreciate the discussion getting to this point.

Had the set up been simpler I might have seen this but at this point I’m not likely to re-download it and use it. If someone else wants to that’s up to them, of course. I’m not alone in my disappointment / frustration as a non-Vivaldi user.

Consent isn’t the issue. I want a browser that allows me to use it as I choose not as it does. I can log in to my instance on any other browser so why not here. We have different experiences and perspectives but please stop spamming me about Vivaldi .

The “commerce” quote came from someone else on Mastodon who posts about social media / the Fediverse a lot. You don’t need to sell me on this so please stop. I don’t want a Vivaldi account, for reasons and the browser and its features didn’t impress me otherwise. I have all those things in places that I feel better about and are more useful. Feel free to use it and I hope you enjoy, though.

I don’t really see why most people would have any interest in this browser’s feature then. I know I have no interest in an account on the Vivaldi instance. A better and more popular feature might be a generic mastodon log in to the instance you already use imho

True. For me Vivaldi’s features are useless as i don’t want to make an alt on their instance. I can’t say for certain how much commerce they’d bring to the Fediverse. I agree that, as much as I like the idea of the Fediverse growing, allowing pre-existing corporations to Federate should be avoided and stopped for obvious reasons

Unfortunately it does so by forcing you to join the new Vivaldi instance which one person on Mastodon referred to as the most commercial one. He also said the login process is complicated. I gave up and deleted it after realizing I couldn’t login to my own instance

The official Mastodon app sucks for iOS as well, yet I have it on my phone and beta test it. My go to app is Metatext as it’s the most simple to switch between timelines, see hashtages, etc. I’ve also had tooot for a while which is pretty good and I like Mastoot which just went into testflight beta testing. Mammoth is a new one that I’m also testing with Testflight and has some unique features like being able to see local timelines of other instances. Each app has its own unique functionality and interface and I feel like the abundance of them forces each to try harder and be better so it’s definitely not a bad thing to have a unique view of your corner of the Fediverse.

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Cool! It’s not mine. Just sharing and that’s a great place to share it

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The official apps for Android & iOS are getting ready to be released for Beta testing very soon. I’m not sure but there may be a FOSS third party app out for Android already

That’s cool that these posts can go so far with interoperability

Oh, definitely! I love when it all comes back home like that. I’m newer to PixelFed than Mastodon but I love how the two services work together through federation via Activity Pub along with Lemmy, etc. Really says a lot about the Fediverse that the origins of a post can get blurry and less important

Agreed! Dansup is great. Very transparent and connected to users and developers in a down to earth way. Will respond to you if you need help and clearly cares about the project and anyone using it while valuing your input.

Haha, yeah I have to give you credit for this. I first saw your post on my PixelFed account. Didn’t see it here but thought it was worth mentioning. Thanks for sharing as always!

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