Oh wow, apparently I'm in the top 50 most followed on #Mastodon https://most-followed-mastodon-accounts.stefanhayden.com/
What in the heck 😅
Tydzień temu przypominaliśmy część pierwszą, więc dzisiaj nadeszła pora na część drugą artykułu o blogowym systemie komentarzy opartym o Mastodona. Tak, takim, jaki sami mamy na stronie. Zapraszamy.
A Carolina geranium blooms vibrantly, its intricate petals unfurling against the backdrop of a pristine white sky, showcasing delicate hues and a mesmerizing pattern in a close-up portrait.
#Flowers #macro #nature #bloomscrolling #botanical #AYearForArt #buyintoart #artmatters #Art #photography #photo #Texas #Austin #GiftIdeas #WallArt #prints #windycraig #mastoart #FediGiftShop #FediArt #mastodon #MastodonArt
Na kanale @fruktozaur na #Tube #PolSocial znajdziecie fajny materiał, jak postawić sobie własnego #Invidious oraz co to w ogóle jest i jak to wykorzystać, by się odciąć od "złego" YouTube:
A jeśli chcecie jedynie korzystać z istniejącego Invidious, to jest wiele instancji, w tym https://yt.elonego.com, w której jakoś maczam palce 😉
Mastodon has the responsibility to promote diversity in the Fediverse
I love the Threadiverse. Compared to the microblogging Fediverse’s sea of random thoughts, Lemmy and kbin are so much easier to navigate with the options to sort posts by subscribed, from local instances or everything federated. You can also sort by individual community, and then there are the countless ways to order the posts and comments (which are stored neatly under the main post, by the way). That people can more easily find the right discussions and see where they can contribute also means that the discussions tend to be more focused and productive than elsewhere. Decentralisation also makes a lot of sense, since it is built around different communities. All that’s needed is users.
Things were going quite well for a while when Reddit killed third-party apps, prompting many to leave and find the Threadiverse. However, it is quite difficult to entertain a crowd that has grown accustomed to a constant bombardment of dopamine-inducing or interesting content by tens of millions of users, if you only have a couple hundred thousand people. This is causing some to leave, which of course increases this effect. The active users have more than halved since July, according to FediDB. The mood is also becoming more tense. Maybe the lack of engagement drives some to cause it through hostility, I’m not quite sure. Either way, the Threadiverse becoming a less enjoyable place to be, which is quite sad considering how promising it is.
But what is really frustrating is that we could easily have that userbase. The entire Fediverse has over ten million users, and many Mastodonians clearly want to engage in group-based discussion, looking at Guppe groups. The focused discussions should also be quite attractive. Technically we are federated, so why do Mastodonians interact so little with the Threadiverse? The main reason is that Mastodon simply doesn’t federate post content. I really can’t see why the platform that federates entire Wordpress blogs refuses to federate thread content just because it has a title, and instead just replaces the body with a link to the post. Very unhelpful.
The same goes with PeerTube. There are plenty of videos on there that I am quite sure a lot of Mastodonians would appreciate, yet both views and likes there stay consistently in the tens. Yes, Mastodon’s web interface has a local video player, but in most clients it is the same link shenanigans, may may partly explain the small amount of engagement. This is also quite sad, because Google’s YouTube is one of the worst social network monopolies out there, if not the worst.
And I know some might say that Mastodon is a microblogging platform and that it makes sense only to have microblogging content, but the problem is that Mastodon is the dominant platform on the Fediverse, its users making up close to 80% of all Fedizens. It has gone so far that several Friendica and Hubzilla users have been complaining about complaints from Mastodonians that their posts do not live up to Mastodon customs, and of course, that people frequently use “Mastodon” to refer to the entire Fediverse. This, of course, goes entirely against the idea of the Fediverse, that many diverse platforms live in harmony with and awareness of each other.
The very least that Mastodon could do is to support the content of other platforms. Then I’d wish that they’d improve discoverability, by for instance adding a videos tab in the explore section, improving federation of favourites since it is the dominant sorting mechanism on many other platforms, and making a clear distinction between people (@person) and groups (!group), but I know that that is quite much to ask.
P.S. @feditips , @FediFollows , I know that you are reluctant to promote Lemmy and its communities because of the ideology of its founders, but the fact is firstly that it’s open source and there aren't any individual people who control the entire project, and that the software itself is very apolitical. In fact, most Lemmy users both oppose and are on instances that have rules against such beliefs, so I highly encourage you to at least help raise awareness on the communities. Then, of course, there’s kbin, which isn’t associated with any extremism at all. As a bonus, it has much better integration with the microblogging Fediverse, but it is a lot smaller and younger, and still very much under development.
Anyways, that was a ramble. Thanks for hearing me out.
Increasingly I'm finding #LinkedIn to be the best of the "normy" social media platforms. #Mastodon is where I have conversations, LinkedIn is where I follow industry trends and try not to become nauseated with the hustle culture nonsense.
🇬🇧 #Twitter is a dump, and #Mastodon suits me thematically and it's cool, I feel comfortable here. However, I still need an account on TT to follow accounts like #speedway clubs and riders, #F1 drivers and teams, etc. It is TT where they are all.
🇵🇱 #Twitter to śmietnik, a #Mastodon pasuje mi tematycznie i jest na nim fajnie i dobrze się tu czuję. Jednakże dalej potrzebuję konta na TT do śledzenia takich kont jak kluby żużlowe, riderzy żużlowi, kierowcy i zespoły #F1 itd. To na TT oni wszyscy są.
W odpowiedzi do artykułu @paweltkaczyk chciałbym się podzielić moimi wątpliwościami nt. tego, czy #Mastodon ma szansę zastąpić #Twitter'a, albo w ogóle stać się masowym medium ogólnodostępnym medium społecznościowym, a przynajmniej w takim znaczeniu jak działają popularne dziś platformy.
I use the Metatext app to view #Mastodon & especially like that it doesn’t show the number of RTs & likes on each post in the feed.
In this way, the experience isn’t as gamified as it can be other social media platforms. It’s not a race to get attention & there’s far less incentive for outrage & cruelty.
I find I take more to time explore content. Overall, the experience feels more authentic & it’s a very nice model.
Pytanie do adminów #mastodon. Jak zwiększyć ilość znaków w postach?
Ich habe hier auf #Mastodon ein immer stärker werdendes #Gefühl der #Einsamkeit . Kann es sein, dass viele user*innen (ja, ich gender immer noch) insbesondere aus der #fahrradbubble mittlerweile zu #bluesky gewechselt sind?
Ich halte hier fast ausschließlich nur noch Monologe, und viele, denen ich Folge haben seit teils Monaten nichts mehr getrötet. Ich vermisse die Unterhaltungen.
Czytając nasz blog, wiecie, że pod artykułami możecie skomentować tekst, nanosząc swoje uwagi, opinię lub podając dodatkowe informacje. Ale nie są to zwykłe komentarze - to wpisy w mediach społecznościowych, dzięki czemu łączycie przyjemne z pożytecznym. Tutaj artykuł o tym, jak to zrobiliśmy wykorzystując Fediverse, a konkretnie Mastodona.
Und der #Mastodon-Button steht auch an erster Stelle. So wie sich das gehört 🙂