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mike

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mike, to fediverse
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In order for the open social web to happen at scale, lots of companies and apps, big and small, need to adopt . Threads is the largest player so far to do this and the implications are huge.

Why is doing this? Is federation just another feature or is it foundational to their entire experience? How is the Threads team thinking about moderation, monetization and privacy in these early days and going forward?

I asked @rklambo and @pcottle, two thoughtful and genuine leaders on the Threads team who joined me on the latest episode of . Check it out on our instance or wherever you get your podcasts.

https://flipboard.video/w/2q29uCjnHjot1CHu1CZBim

wfryer, to fediverse
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@mike Now that Flipboard is #fediverse interactive, can a Flipboard account be used with a Mastodon client? I want to set my wife up with a Mastodon account and I’m wondering if we can just use her Flipboard account? #InquiringMinds #SocialMedia

mike,
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@wfryer i wish! Right now you need different accounts for each service. This is one of those usability pain points we need to address collectively.

mike, to fediverse
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The problem with building a closed social network is that it sets up an all or nothing premise for users. They might like some of the signature features but they'll leave if there's not enough people to network with. That's a shame and a huge barrier to innovation and new social products.

The changes that forever. People can now use the features they like from a mix of apps across a common network of people. This means we can take a whole new approach to how "social" and "media" should work including discovery, user experience and monetization that will be far healthier than anything we've had in the past.

mike,
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mike,
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@mpesce Good question. A bunch of people are working on that including @evan, @tchambers and @J12t. Making easier to implement within iOS and Android apps could enable the kind of Cambrian explosion you're talking about.

w7voa, (edited ) to random
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Post News, which sought to be a Twitter alternative, is shutting down. I have 5.8k followers there but rarely use it. I decided I’ve bandwidth for only two platforms after putting my Twitter accounts in suspended animation — Threads is one of them and Mastodon is the other. https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/19/24135011/twitter-alternative-post-news-shutdown

mike,
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@w7voa I'll add to the chorus of grateful voices here. I'm incredibly thankful that you are posting on Mastodon.

mike, (edited ) to random
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So far it appears the Israeli attack on Iran did not include an attack on nuclear facilities. CNN is reporting that Iranian state run media is currently playing it down and saying there have been "no disruptions". Meanwhile, people on X like Matt Wallace with 1.7M followers are posting that the attack was massive and showing fake images that include mushroom clouds.

molly0xfff, to random
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A campaign against 's new CEO, ex- Foundation Katherine Maher, is trying to portray her as "anti-truth" and "anti-First Amendment" by taking quotes out of context from her past talks about Wikimedia. As a longtime Wikipedian, I think I can give a little more context about these statements — but I recognize that the people behind this campaign are, ironically, not looking for the facts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFkL4ME-8dQ

mike,
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@molly0xfff Thank you for this incredibly informative post about something that I heard a lot of people talking about but that I didn't really understand. I especially appreciated this being a video because of clips you included. Super helpful.

gaberivera, to random

This debate re: "reviews should go easy on companies" just seems so painfully dumb. Is anyone pushing this idea who isn't simply a clown? Why even engage? (Oops did I just engage?)

mike,
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@gaberivera So true. I remember how @waltmossberg's legendary product reviews helped set a bar for tech products that made the whole industry better. Every good product leader knew that if their product was not working well and delighting users, it would never be able to withstand a Walt review and was not ready to ship.

It's really great to see thoughtful reviewers like MKBHD and @imdavidpierce carrying that torch forward. They're keeping the bar high by calling out bad user experiences while celebrating great products and ideas.

vladcampos, to dot_social
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Hi @mike, can you please ask the @dot_social team to convert the podcast playlist on YouTube to a podcast? It's a simple step that can be done in seconds on the playlist setting and it will make the podcast also available on YouTube Music.

mike,
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Sarahp, to random
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Omg I have to buy a new desk. What’s your favorite home office desk and why? Pics welcome!!

mike,
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@Sarahp I use the Fully desk which raises and lowers for standing or sitting. Bought it at beginning of pandemic and really like it.

ricmac, to fediverse
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Post from @rabble on why he's chosen to use #Nostr and not #ActivityPub and the #Fediverse. He makes some compelling points. Personally I am not too worried about the server admin parts of his argument (I have enough control, even if I don't control the server), but I agree that this isn't ideal:

"You can’t use a single fediverse identity with your profile and followers in Peertube, Mobilizon, WriteFreely, and Pixelfed. You need a totally separate account in each one."
https://njump.me/nevent1qqsfqlx6wpl5267tmnmmjk7v9tzunjvhzav9unc2tjn6k0w82vghprsppamhxue69uhkummnw3ezumt0d5qjxamnwvaz7tmswfhhs7fdv4u8qetjd9kk2mn59ehkuun9dejx2u3wvdhk6qg5waehxw309aex2mrp0yhxgctdw4eju6t0qy2hwumn8ghj7un9d3shjtnddaehgu3wwp6kyqgkwaehxw309aex2mrp0yhxummnw3ezucnpdejqzxrhwden5te0wfjkccte9ehx7umhdpjhyefwvdhk6q3qwmr34t36fy03m8hvgl96zl3znndyzyaqhwmwdtshwmtkg03fetaqxczx4f

mike,
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@ricmac Of the issues that @rabble raises the one that I think is the most important to address is:

"Each kind of fediverse server is isolated. You can use a Peertube instance to federate with other Peertubes for video, or Mobilizon for meetup-style events, or Pixelfed for Instagram-like photo sharing, or WriteFreely for blogs. But each of these is isolated. I need a new account on an instance of each of these servers. They all run the same protocol, but they aren’t actually interoperable. You can’t use a single fediverse identity with your profile and followers in Peertube, Mobilizon, WriteFreely, and Pixelfed. You need a totally separate account in each one. With Nostr, you can use dozens of apps all with your same identity, content, and followers."

cc @evan @Gargron @dansup @JsonCulverhouse @greg @emilynguyen

mike,
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@ricmac @rabble @evan @Gargron @dansup @JsonCulverhouse @greg @emilynguyen

Having said that, I think that has far more adoption today than Nostr and that is only going to accelerate as more networks federate in the coming months. While Nostr has a lot of interesting ideas we can learn from, it is also quite arcane and requires an encryption key just to use it. That sets up a hard stop for non-technical people (i.e. mainstream audiences) to ever adopt it.

dansup, to random
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It's been a while since I've had to work 10+ hours at my job, so unfortunately I won't be able to get PubKit shipped tonight.

I do have a very ambitious weekend planned, so stay tuned

mike,
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@dansup Hah. You're one of those 10X engineers building the fediverse over the weekend for all of our benefit. Thank you.

TechCrunch, to random
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X is removing ability to hide checkmarks for premium users https://tcrn.ch/4avVAJk

mike,
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@TechCrunch As a former proud Twitter board member I am just so disappointed.

X is a pathetic fiasco of disastrous proportions.

mike, to fediverse
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Today was a huge milestone in our quest to federate and tear down the walls around our own walled garden.

First, we launched a new version of Flipboard for iOS and Android which brings the promise of two way federation to life. Now when a federated Flipboard user curates, people in the fediverse can reply, favorite, boost or follow those Flipboard users who will in turn see that activity in their usual notifications tab. Even better, Flipboard users can directly reply to people in the fediverse -- and very soon they will also be able to follow each other.

Second, we federated some of our best curators today who are actively curating more than 10,000 magazines about everything from climate change to kale smoothie recipes. I'm grateful to our many curators and the service they provide to so many others who want to find the best content about a shared interest. I know our curators are excited to have millions more people who could potentially benefit from their curation. I also know that people in the fediverse will give a warm welcome to these curators. Especially now that everyone can hear and talk to each other over what was once two totally separate networks but now increasingly are in one and the same .

mike,
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@chris Thanks Chris!

mike,
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@zdl fair enough.

mike,
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@onnob ah. That's good to know.

mike,
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@pch let me know what you think!

mike,
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@Leorhall excellent! Let me know what you think. We have a lot more on the way.

mike,
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@shadowwwind @zdl correct.

mike,
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@ToSDR @zdl So cool that you guys are dedicated to ToS. These have been a catch all and CYA that I don't think have had enough attention in the past. I think what you're doing is helpful to change that. I'm meeting with my team tomorrow to make changes based on feedback from the community.

janettespeyer, to fediverse
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I'm federated! Thanks @mike @Flipboard
I am delighted to be part of this journey!

mike,
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@janettespeyer @Flipboard this makes me so happy.

hrefna, to random
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If your solution to a problem is "everyone works for free until we obtain the glorious utopian vision" then you don't have a solution, you have a second problem.

mike,
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@hrefna Hah! So true. Bookmarking this one.

jszym, to Blog
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This month's blog post comes courtesy of @boris 's suggesion.

I share some thoughts on using Mastodon as a blog comment section.

(Commenting on this post will leave a comment on the page!)

https://jszym.com/blog/mastodon_blog_comments/

mike,
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@jszym @boris YES!!! I love this! Well done. This is the way.

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