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J12t

@J12t@social.coop

Technologist, founder, organizer.

Let's put people back in control of their technology. The Fediverse is a good start. Also wondering aloud where we are taking this planet.

Check out my home page for more info and links.

He/him. tfr

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Got to have a word with that squirrel.

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The SDF is turning 37. Free Unix shell accounts! I have one.

They still run gopher, too.

https://sdf.org/

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@andresmh "social augmented reality" on your profile. Intriguing ... any pointers?

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New_ Public is starting a project on hyperlocal online communities -- neighborhoods, towns, that kind
of thing.

I'd be in, if something like this existed in my neighborhood, and is better than Nextdoor!

/cc @wearenew_public

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@andresmh @wearenew_public This is I think why good moderation and community management are such essential skills to have to make those groups effective.

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The harder to debug a problem, the fewer bits need to be changed to fix it. Often so, and so today.

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@J12t thanks a lot for your work on the feditest-framework! I already found 3 things I had to improve for the WebFinger implementation: https://feditest.org/assets/2024-06-05/webfinger-server-all-wellknown-saas-imp.testmatrix.html

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@pfefferle good, that’s the point of course :-) Also, @steve has been doing a lot of the work.

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Pitch to The Onion:

A social media platform that's optimized for trolls.

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Not liking the terminology in this OpenID spec: "A federation can be expressed as an agreement between parties that trust each other."

As a non-technical example, the US of A is a federation. This implies that Texas and California trust each other. Doubtful.

It's also not the same way we think about the "federation" part of the Fediverse, although I'm not sure that we've ever attempted to crisply define what we mean by federation and not.

https://openid.net/specs/openid-federation-1_0.html

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I'm working on something really interesting. The "social web" -- a concept that has been around for decades but has fallen out of use and is atrophied because all we have are quasi-"social apps" Which Are Not That! -- it needs and wants a new breath of air.

If we re-imagined a truly social web with what we know today, what would it look like?

It's fascinating and so exciting!! Not sure when or whether I have something to share any time soon, but ... writing about it gets me all fired up!!

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CS people / programmers who graduated or such in the last 10 years:

I'd love to know how you relate to make and Makefiles, because we currently use them in @feditest and I wonder whether that is too old school at this point.

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The Wikipedia page on “social web” urgently needs updates. And wasn’t ever particularly good anyway. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_web

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Enshittified Instagram is now forcing you to spend at least one ad worth of time in shit. No stepping around it allowed!

https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/3/24170682/instagram-unskippable-ads-test

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Is there moderation in ? A quick search doesn't bring much up.

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In other news, the neighborhood squirrel apparently likes cucumber leaves. Who would have thought! Particularly one plant. Which is fighting on and producing a little cucumber in spite of very few leaves to work with.

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not random thought - the massive major obvious AI fails make for easy clickbait stories - but I suspect the even more common yet much harder to write about category of AI errors aren't where it makes massive or even silly mistakes but where it makes more subtle mistakes of omission or where it suggests something that's almost right but misses key steps or details - showing an answer that for example was true years ago but isn't fully accurate now

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@Rycaut and there is the coming case where commercial sponsorship influences what it says. Would be very surprised if that wasn’t going to happen.

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If you are wondering what legal obligations you might have as an operator of a server that might be used by Europeans, IFTAS produced this handy guide.

https://about.iftas.org/2024/04/09/dsa-guide-for-the-fediverse/

/cc @iftas

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Of the first thirty posts in my Facebook timeline today (which I use very rarely), 10 are from friends, and 20 are some other feed that I don't know where it comes from. Like the Calvis & Hobbes account. Or some historical architecture account. Who creates those posts? Recommending other accounts to follow maybe with sample content is one thing, but I'm confused about attribution.

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Nice video explanation of the fediverse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmSWPj0T9IQ

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@de7ecd1e2976a6adb2ffa5f4db81a7@mostr.pub

I understand the architectural differences :-)

I also believe that using the same account with multiple servers, and changing identifiers and "home base" for when interacting with the fediverse are very solvable problems. With the caveat that it hasn't really been broadly implemented.

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Pondering how the group thinks of having consistent reply trees across instances for the purpose of forum software. One proposal is to have a “group” actor re-announce everything that has been sent to it. It appears to me this approach would work just as well in a microblogging context where we have, today, the inconsistent reply tree problem across instances as well. The actor that made the root post would act as the re-announcer.

https://community.nodebb.org/category/31/threadiverse-working-group

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@Kichae @lufthans I believe there are different versions of "everything". Yep, you don't see most posts of the people you follow. But you do see, or can find, all replies to a post of yours. I'm talking about the second case.

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