If you feel strongly on: Fediverse culture, meta-analysis, commentary, or community here, I think the Fedi at large needs to do some preventative work to ensure that "Fediverse" does not become synonymous with "far right angry people".
I have https://library.activitypub.dev which could use more submissions. We need ppl to encourage reporters to document how Fedi was the "no Trump tweets here" place that mainstream social media is now becoming & the refuge for trans right activists.
More ideas needed.
@cj hopefully Mastodon will outlive Trump just like most likely Linux will outlive Gates and Ballmer (it already outlived Jobs)
@lonely that's not what's at stake. What's at stake is what people think of when you're in the street and say "Fediverse". I don't want to to become synonymous with what folks think when you say "Parler" in the street.
@cj I'm ok with trends evolving naturally, even if I dislike many of said trends. So far Mastodon is ok, since it's mostly a geek thing, just like the Internet once was. Of course I'd be happier about a Mastodon without bots that make spam posts
One thing, is to keep pointing at how diverse it is.
How fediverse hosts all colors and sides, extremes in anything, with everything inbetween. From Safe Havens to unmoderated Speech. Not fighting eachother, but coexisting. From furries to libertarians. From libtards to fascists. From porn to cat pictures.
@cj This looks like a great idea!
Early last year I started fedi.guide to try to document general fediverse documentation, but shelved it among some of the recurring issues.
I've been considering bringing it back and actually fleshing out more material, allowing others to submit and edit themselves. I'd be interested in doubling up some efforts
@david oh nice! That sounds like a great project. Would love to learn more about what you've tried in the past, what works and what hasn't, and where your head is at, and your perspective on things.
It goes without saying, I'm open to collaboration. :)
@cj I had a few people offering to contribute articles, but I didn't give it enough focus at the time.
My intent is to have it focus on multiple fediverse projects, and provide things beyond the general documentation. Things like how they are generally used, some community driven standards, etc.
Ultimately, having someplace where interested folks can be pointed to to get a better idea of an individual project in the real world would be great.
Also interested in collab. I proposed setting up a #FediverseFutures initiative for all kinds of people to look in a more holistic way to what the #fediverse can be. Think storytelling and PR / 'branding' campaigns efforts might also belong there.
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!