Encore une fois, @gee dit ce qu’il faut, comme il faut :
I want to update my username before it gets too awkward to do that, and I thought it might be good to move to a less overloaded instance at the same time
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Ever since Be Inc. was bought out in 2001. A lesson I have taken to heart, is that it is dangerous to rely on technology stacks and services that are owned by corporations. You rely on them as little as possible.
Whenever possible you use floss so you can fork it if it gets abandoned or taken over.
Better yet, if it's community run, a coop, or a non profit with a clear governance strategy. It is much less likely to ever be taken over.
As one of the main Mastodon developers, I can't promise you that Mastodon will be a complete and exact Twitter replacement for you, but it may fit your use-cases, at least it does for me.
Just keep in mind that it is not exactly the same thing, some core design decisions are different (there isn't an unique centrally-governed website, but many interconnected servers operated by different individuals and organizations) and thus the tradeoffs can be different as well.
While I personally don't think Mastodon should aim at being an exact replacement to Twitter, I do hope Mastodon can be useful to more people wanting an alternative to Twitter! And I know there are lots of room for improvement, on things we do know, and on things we don't.
Also keep in mind that Mastodon is developed by only two core developers payed through a non-profit funded through sponsorship, grants and donations, so please be patient!
Pretty sure that most of new users will not make the switch and instead keep using Twitter, or another big social network in place. There have been other waves of new users in the past. If people keep joining the "main" instance, it will not promote federation, which is the whole point of using Mastodon in my opinion.
Je suis assez nostalgique de mon époque IRC avec les amis, où l'on discutait seul à seul, ou à deux, ou à trois ; et que ces discussions étaient intimes entre les présents, et spontanés.
Discord fait que tout écrit l'est dans le marbre, et on est condamné à être possiblement lus/relus par tous les membres du groupe.
C'était mieux avant.
Fucking hell, as some of you have pointed out in the comments, also, it’s tied to my router. I have the same router I had in Malmö. If this is not a GDPR violation, I have no idea what is.
So Mozilla – Defender of Privacy™ – is storing my location history, tied to my router, without ever having gotten consent from me to do so.
This is a fucking scandal.
This is great: "stable" coin project relies on community governance, so a hacker borrows $1b, uses it to get a 67% voting stake, votes that the project should wire them $182m, then pays back the huge loan and exits -- all in the space of 13 seconds. The "stable" coin immediately crashes.
I got asked about this by somebody from WIRED so I got some numbers together. I believe that Mastodon servers have gained around 49,000 new people since March. Our iOS app downloads rose by 109%. On mastodon.social, I am seeing a 71% increase in sign-ups and 36% increase in monthly active users as people are coming back to their old accounts.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!