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Shifting your research from X to Mastodon? Here’s what you need to know
Shifting your research from X to Mastodon? Here’s what you need to know
Since Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter/X and subsequent changes to that platform, computational social science researchers may be considering shifting their research programs to Mastodon and the fediverse. This article sounds several notes of caution about such a shift. We explain key differences between the fediverse and X, ultimately arguing that research must be with the fediverse, not on it.
·cell.com·
Shifting your research from X to Mastodon? Here’s what you need to know
Mobile App, redesign, new dev, promotion… let’s build a bright future for PeerTube !
Mobile App, redesign, new dev, promotion… let’s build a bright future for PeerTube !
Developing an ethical and emancipating alternative to YouTube, Twitch or Vimeo without Surveillance Capitalism's means is a huge undertaking. Especially for a small French not-for-profit that already manages several projects to promote digital commons. 🦆 VS 😈: Let's take back some ground from the tech giants! Thanks to your donations to our not-for-profit, Framasoft is...
·framablog.org·
Mobile App, redesign, new dev, promotion… let’s build a bright future for PeerTube !
Last Week in Fediverse – ep 40
Last Week in Fediverse – ep 40
Three stories that all relate to governance, in their own different ways. Mbin is a new fork of Kbin, due to governance issues at Kbin. A research paper on that gives some structure to how different Mastodon servers organise their rules. And Owncast runs into issues with how Apple governs access to the App Store.
·fediversereport.com·
Last Week in Fediverse – ep 40
The multiple meanings of fediverse
The multiple meanings of fediverse
Sometimes, there are words where everyone thinks they know what it means, and also, that everyone else also has the same idea of what it means. But then it turns out that terms like ‘fediverse’ can have surprisingly vague edges. If someone talks about the fediverse to you, it’s easy to imagine a cluster of […]
·fediversereport.com·
The multiple meanings of fediverse
Mastodon's Mastodon'ts
Mastodon's Mastodon'ts
There are a few fundamentally broken things about how Mastodon posts work that are terrible vectors for abuse, as well as being bad for basic usability. Maybe they are fixable, I don't know. To be clear: I am a fan of Mastodon. I have been enjoying my time there much more than I ever enjoyed Twitter or Facebook or Instagram. And I am 100% in the "I won't touch anything Jack Dorsey has ...
·jwz.org·
Mastodon's Mastodon'ts
Mastodon is easy and fun except when it isn’t - Erin Kissane's small internet website
Mastodon is easy and fun except when it isn’t - Erin Kissane's small internet website
my goal here isn’t to plonk down a big pristine block of research, but to offer a conversational glimpse into what real humans—who were motivated to try not one, but at least two alternatives to Twitter—actually report about their unsatisfactory experiences on Mastodon.
In my experience, building cultural norms into the tooling is much more effective and less alienating than chiding.
Constantly being told I was somewhat dim because I didn’t understand how to do things or what the unwritten rules were.
This, I particularly hate and hope desperately I did not contribute to.
A lot of people in the responding group found the process of picking an instance, signing up, and getting set up genuinely confusing.
The Own Your Experience school doesn’t really grapple with the genuinely terrifying dynamics of mass-scale complex systems.
·erinkissane.com·
Mastodon is easy and fun except when it isn’t - Erin Kissane's small internet website