Checking if I had "Trump starting a Mastodon server" on my bingo card

@Gargron here's a screenshot... for posterity... 404's were also still the elephant.

@thegibson @Gargron looks like they were planning to keep federation or add blockchain technology™ which the use of that word “decentralization” in there

@Gargron @thegibson ah I thought it must have been changed since it had Truth in it but that’s just automatically $filled in huh

@liaizon @Gargron @TheGibson nah. Even if they get it off the ground (they won't) and it won't crash during the first days of operation (it will), everyone and their dog on fedi will block that instance, and the MAGA dweebs will just self-quarantine to it, as they want to be where the Annoying Orange is.

Popcorn will be useful though!

@rysiek @Gargron @thegibson I think the bigger issue/ride will be when the media starts getting wind of the fact that trump just used the trans/furry/sw/hacker software to build his new “empire”

@liaizon @rysiek @Gargron @thegibson I've already seen this being framed as a "hack", claiming the site was so insecure that it was "hacked" before it even launched
apparently only elite super hackers can register accounts on mastodon servers with open registrations

@galena @thegibson @Gargron @rysiek in the media’s eyes opening the source of a website is hacking

@˗ˏˋ wakest ˎˊ˗ Maybe the media will find out that their own news portals are running on Linux

@rysiek @liaizon @Gargron @TheGibson

The double edged sword of technology that we give freely to the world is that it can be used for good or evil.

@ozoned @liaizon @Gargron @TheGibson we can and do make decisions that make this technology more or less useful for certain groups or to perform certain actions. And Fediverse is pretty good at making these calls.

@rysiek I'd agree that the Fediverse has learned the lessons of the past and give excellent controls over allowing or disallowing specific actors.

I'd argue though, by pushing those actors out of standard interactions, we're just giving them more cause and echo chamber to go further extreme.

Not that I want Mastodon filled with that hate. I like it here. It's a comfortable place. 😄

@ozoned I agree on the echo chamber, *but* they would have their echo chambers anyway. WhatsApp groups, Telegram channels, etc.

By denying them access to the broader public we deny them the ability to easily recruit and radicalize more people.

We still need a good solution for the echo chambers problem, of course. But it's already a huge step.

@rysiek @liaizon @Gargron @TheGibson it's crazy hard for right-wingers to build anything useful, because they are quite a toxic crowd.

@pinkprius @rysiek @Gargron @thegibson they are totally renaming the Toot button TRUTH! That’s one tricky way to turn lies into truth lol

Very Orwell-esque. If they had named their site Truth.ministry, the likeness would be perfect.

Orwell would have been laughing.

@liaizon @pinkprius @rysiek @gargron @TheGibson

@pinkprius @rysiek @liaizon @Gargron @thegibson we can be quite toxic ourselves inside our tribalisms.

The problem here is "idelogical" mess that the left are acting like the right and the right like the left. In this the right are doing a better job at "community" than the left.

It's messy.

@pinkprius @rysiek @liaizon @Gargron @thegibson
Perhaps, but the stock market seems to provide all the money needed - symbol DWAC

@rysiek @liaizon @Gargron @thegibson odds on it getting promptly patched assuming they don’t shut it down within weeks? Can’t be high.

@rysiek @liaizon @Gargron @thegibson Unfortunately I am not that certain all of the memelord edgy ❄️ 🍑 instances are gonna do that. But hopefully you're having them blocked already anyways.

@rysiek @liaizon @Gargron @thegibson Somehow it's very on-brand for them to not be competent enough to turn off open signups.

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