Alex Jones / Infowars / Corporations Show more
If nothing else, for me, it's a sharp reminder that the #freedom of information on the internet is not to be taken for granted. A mere six companies can still act as practical gatekeepers.
recommended instance block: raki.social Show more
suspend raki.social, it's ran by some techbro who seems intent on datamining the fediverse
so far it's tried to follow everyone with two bots, one clearly marked (@riker) and one unmarked as a "social experiment" (@swift)
the person running the instance isn't clear on their intent with these bots, but they have mused on the fact that you can datamine with federation bots (https://raki.social/@33b5e5/100675134230529744) which seems to me like they want to hide their intent
there is minimal collateral from suspending this instance -- only 22 users with 103 statuses, most of the interaction has been said datamining bots
What is the #doniquette for boosting your own posts from other instances? Right now, I'm thinking I'll post to the most-relevant instance for the content, then boost it to other _relevant_ instances. The idea is help populate the local timeline on instances that match the content. That's "ok," right?
Can someone please tell those folks (including Dave Winer) to forget #Tumblr, and come see what's happening on federated Mastodon?
Still learning best practices for using multiple instances. Feedback welcome!
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