*mastodon.technology announces eminent shutdown within the year*

About 80% of users who have mastodon.technology accounts: "OK fiiiiiiine I'll spin up a personal mastodon instance."

I don't think that would be the typical response on most other instances 😂

BTW to avoid misunderstanding, Ash said access to M.T is shutting down no earlier than December *First*, not the 31st. Best to plan to move before end of November.

Twitter knows you took a screenshot, asks you to share instead | Ars Technica – arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/1

I would say that, fundamentally, no website should ever be able to tell if you have taken a screenshot. Any browser that is giving them that kind of information is failing in its basic duties.

@lwr82 @solarmerps is cybre.space shutting down? I'm looking for a new instance as mastodon.technology is shutting down

What are your favorite top-level domains for fedi instances? .social, .town, .cafe—what else?

@mxm I keep going back and forth and back and forth about that (in the 24 hours since the announcement). There is something really appealing about starting out with a single-user instance thru a Mastodon hosting service. That way I at least learn what financial cost and admin burden there is even for *that*, to see if I could take on other users.

Right now what I’m bikeshedding is whether to choose a domain that’s specific to me, or one that *could* be a community in the future 😅

If you want to “elicit donations”, it’s of the utmost importance to spell the first word correctly.

@chris maybe we can tell these folks not to worry, even without a Columbus Day we will still be sure to tell the history of what an asshat Columbus was

@mxm yeah that's the thread that scared me off running my own mastodon instance 😅

@brunoph put one or more K's in place of C's maybe? elektrik.cafe? 😃

@fifonetworks @WPalant is the account I follow on that instance; they may be able to let you know how it is

@fifonetworks infosec.exchange is one security-focused instances I ran across

@saramg I’m thinking about fosstodon.org, floss.social, indieweb.social, hackers.town, or cybre.space

@cuchaz I will keep an eye on your updates; I may be interested in checking out your instance!

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mastodon.technology is shutting down by the end of 2022. Please migrate your data immediately. This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!