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You're looking at the new secretary of my neighborhood's HoA.

I promise not let the power go to my head.

“Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom—poets, visionaries—realists of a larger reality.” - Ursula LeGuin

crimethinc.com/2018/01/25/we-w

I suppose it's obvious but I am continually struck by how economics is inherently political.

one.npr.org/i/1008906741:10096

Fiction has the power to have us imagine other ways we and the world could be. Art has revolutionary power.

"What is to be Done," is, by all accounts, a pretty terrible novel. But it inspired in Lenin this model of an ideal revolutionary - a person without emotional ties, living and breathing the revolution. Lenin himself declared that the book inspired him in building himself.

Anyway, be a revolutionary and read some

Fiction has the power to have us imagine other ways we and the world could be. Art has revolutionary power.

"What is to be Done," is, by all accounts, a pretty terrible novel. But it inspired in Lenin this model of an ideal revolutionary - a person without emotional ties, living and breathing the revolution. Lenin himself declared that the book inspired him in building himself.

Anyway, be a revolutionary and read some

Mastodon's Founder Says Trump's New Social Network Is Just Mastodon - vice.com/en/article/5dgm5k/tru

> “Based on the screenshots I have seen, it absolutely is based on Mastodon,” Eugen Rochko, founder and lead developer of Mastodon told Motherboard in an email. He pointed to one screenshot of Truth Social’s error message, which is using the default Mastodon elephant mascot.

Ahahaha

#Trump #mastodon

For what it's worth Tech Dirt and @mmasnick
are great to follow on the topic of decentralized social networks.

Amusingly, it looks like Truth Socials's terms of service will absolutely moderate user content. BuT WhAt AbOuT "FrEe SpEeCh?!"

techdirt.com/articles/20211020

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Shameless plug, I've written a chapter about Mastodon, content moderation, Gab, the Fediverse, and this phenomenon for an upcoming book published by UMD. And here's a video about it, complete with 🎵animation! 🎵

conf.tube/videos/watch/d8c8ed6

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This is one aspect of content moderation in a decentralized system. Rather than action from a single actor (eg, Twitter moderation authorities) each of the thousands of fediverse instance administrators makes a decision about whether to exchange content with truthsocial.

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Based off the chatter I see today it looks like Donald Trump's new social media platform "Truth Social" is a fork of Mastodon.

The platform hasn't yet "gone public" (and as far as I can tell, hasn't yet expressed an interest in federating) but some instance moderators are already following the process of blocking federation between their servers and truthsocial.

#mastoadmin tip for ya'll. when you're doing a #fediblock of mobile.tmediatech.io. just block tmediatech.io as mastodon will also block all of it's subdomains.

blocked:
truthsocial.com
tmediatech.io

#IsolateTrump

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