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jdp23

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FYI: I'm now using @jdp23 more than this account. See my pinned post for more.

strategist, software engineer, entrepreneur, activist ... also at @thenexusofprivacy and a bunch of other places

#strategy #equity #justice #technology #policy #disinfo #privacy #algorithmicJustice, #intersectionality #activism #organizing #software #startups ...

And #nobot without permission. Opt-out isn't consent, but it's the only real option we have here.

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hrefna , to random
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Tired: "70% of bugs are caused by memory safety issues"

Wired: "70% of bugs are caused by scope creep"

Inspired: "70% of bugs are caused by overworking and underfunding developers."

jdp23 ,
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I remember once being at a presentation at a large software company by a NASA person who casually mentioned that bit flips were more common over the South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly and there was a collective gasp as everybody simultaneously realized that they had never really thought about this and oh geez their software was getting used on manned space missions.

@laxla @hrefna

StillIRise1963 , to random
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"The nazis are coming, the nazis are coming." Imagine I'm Paul Revere. 🙄

jdp23 ,
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There’s a decent short overview of this (and the other ways that Nazis studied racist American laws) in https://www.history.com/news/how-the-nazis-were-inspired-by-jim-crow

@hosford42 @AlliFlowers @StillIRise1963 @solownh

hrefna , to random
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If you are building a social application that is NOT a microblogging application, why would one choose ? What concrete advantages—not theoretical nor dependent on the rest of the world changing—does it give you?

jdp23 ,
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@hrefna I'm a masochist so the advantages are clear!

maegul , to Fediverse News
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The Fedipact statistics are interesting

7% of active users committed to - https://fedidb.org/current-events/anti-meta-fedi-pact

  • How representative of the user base is this, or are admins gatekeeping here? A large survey would be good to clear that up.

  • EG, Mastodon, relative to its userbase, seems the most "Meta friendly" with only 57% of fedipact users (but ~80% all users)

  • Fractal of niche-dom? Fedi ~1% of social media, fedi-pact ~ 10% of fedi. So anti-meta-fediverse ~0.1%?

@fediverse
@fediversenews

jdp23 ,
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There were bunches of polls last summer and all showed a much larger percentage of people wanting Meta preemptively blocked -- it's the "Speaking of Polls" section in https://privacy.thenexus.today/should-the-fediverse-welcome-surveillance-capitalism/#polls

On the other hand a lot of instances are blocking but didn't sign the Fedipact - https://fedipact.veganism.social/ So I wouldn't read too much into the 7% just for

@maegul @fediverse @fediversenews

jdp23 ,
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Agreed that it's not clear how representative the polls were (although Stux' and some of the others were fairly wide-reaching and from people who didn't want to defederate). Then again that was before Meta started running anti-trans ads to invite people to Threads and before their latest announcement about not recommending LGBTQ+ related content and profiles (or other "political" stuff related to social issues) so the numbers might be higher now

@maegul @fediverse @fediversenews

jdp23 ,
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I expect relatively few of the instances on will change course. It's harder to know about others who are currently blocking. A lot depends on how the software evolves. @dansup added individual opt-in to federate with threads to which is great, if Mastodon did the same that could change some opinions.

And yeah, I don't think it's currently a "movement" ... and to the extent it is, it's not particularly organized yet.

@maegul @fediverse @fediversenews

snarfed.org , to AP-AT-Bridge Group
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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 #nobridge in 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.

cc @activitypubblueskybridge @fedidevs @fediversenews

jdp23 ,
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@snarfed.org@snarfed.org @snarfed A question about your comment "Admins .... the domain to limit or block is bsky.brid.gy". Does this also work for individual users blocking the domain? If so, you might want to update your post to reflect that -- I've heard from several people that they don't think regular blocking will work with

jdp23 , to random
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Condé Nast Union Members Launch 24-Hour Walkout Amid Layoff Talks

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/conde-nast-strike-union-walks-out-24-hours-1235803673/

From https://www.condeunion.org

Starting at midnight EST for 24 hours, DON’T CROSS OUR CLICK-IT LINE, that means no clicks, likes, reshares on:

GQ ❌
Vanity Fair ❌
Bon Appétit ❌
Architectural Digest ❌
Vogue ❌
Allure ❌
Glamour ❌
Epicurious ❌
Self ❌
Condé Nast Traveler ❌
Them ❌
Teen Vogue ❌

[Other Condé Nast-owned media sites like New Yorker, Wired, etc have their own unions so aren't part of this.]

tchambers , to Fediverse News
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jdp23 ,
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@profcarroll
Apparently their plan is to roll it out incrementally -- Evan described it as "First read-only, then with likes and shares, then replies, then two-way follow."

https://cosocial.ca/@evan/111567567468691751

[No, I don't know what "read-only" means.]

@tchambers

tchambers , to random
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The magazine I creted for - and that had zero users 4 days ago, now appears to be the 2nd most popular one on kbin.social, with just over 8,200 subscribers:

https://kbin.social/m/RedditMigration

jdp23 ,
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@tchambers another example of the rule of thumb that the most popular topics on any social network are ... about that social network.

But yeah, I shared my draft post there yesterday, got over 100 upvotes so people are seeing it ... and got some great feedback

https://kbin.social/m/RedditMigration/t/54002/Eight-days-later-KBin-Lemmy-the-landed-gentry-and-the

maegul , to random
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If there isn’t much cross-platform engagement between the and , and Reddit migrants leave because of insufficient activity … is this a failure of sorts of the ?

I’m leaning yes. If cross-platform activity is essentially irrelevant but more of a minor awkward perk at times then the fediverse doesn’t exist (yet) at the level of being a social media platform or space.

Instead, it’s a tool for FOSS platforms to scale through decentralisation.

@fediversenews

jdp23 ,
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@maegul to the contrary: there’s a bunch of activity on multiple fediverse platforms and people are mostly enjoying it, so that’s a success for the fediverse! And there’s plenty of cross-instances activity in the /lemmy world (despite the DDOS attack causing federation problems for Kbin.social) so it’s a decentralized success. Still plenty of rough edges of course but it’s actually gone much better so far than I would have predicted … ixnay on the egativitynay! @fediversenews

jdp23 ,
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@maegul think of it in terms of the ecosystem, not the protocol. The fediverse has admins with experience and infrastructure to spin up good-size instances quickly, which means there’s a lot more capacity to absorb an influx than there was ever last fall. It’s certainly a good question about what it really means to have 10M users but that’s different from characterizing things as a failure @mastodonmigration @fediversenews

jdp23 ,
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@kainoa Yep. Hey wait a second, I'm noticing a pattern here! it's not the only place where Mastodon is out of sync iwth the rest of the fediverse but I agree with @jupiter_rowland that it's a remarkably stark one!

jdp23 ,
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@mike oh wow, I hadn't heard that story before -- but I'm not surprised. Can I add an excerpt and link to the ActivityPub section of https://privacy.thenexus.today/mastodon-a-partial-history/#activitypub ?

maegul , to random
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The growth, so far, is exhibiting some nice instance parity.

See: https://fedidb.org/software/lemmy

Top three instances (lemmy.ml, lemmy.world, beehaw.org) are all basically the same size.
With 's kbin.social and fedia.io (run by infosec.exchange) in the same range.

I experienced it today looking for communities for the , and it seems the biggest community right now (after literally 1day) is on lemmy.world not lemmy.ml

@fediverse @fediversenews

jdp23 ,
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@jupiter_rowland nobody's sure about that! lol

Personally I think yes (with the possible exception of Guppe) but there's not yet a consensus.

@Toothpickjim

tchambers , to Fediverse News
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This seems very important and worth ongoing study:

“Once again, results suggest a rise in diversity as the 10 biggest server contribution to the Fediverse is reduced by more than 10%. So, even if the biggest servers are accumulating more users, it seems that the Fediverse is becoming more decentralized.”

@fediversereport @spreadmastodon @fediversenews

https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/analysis-of-fediverse-diversity-in-terms-of-decentralization/3252

jdp23 ,
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@tchambers @fediversereport @spreadmastodon @fediversenews Interesting! Although there are some quirks in the data, with joindiaspora and diasp.org (neither of which are Mastodon) in last March's accounts and not the current list, and with mastodon.cloud and gc2.jp going from over 10% of MAU to not appearing at all in the latest statistics.

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