I know it's early, but is there any support for something I'd call ? Sometime before February 2022, help all your friends start a account and get connected with yourself and others. Then when that month rolls around, we could all try not using big social. If we do it right, we should have no problems cause we'd all be here instead. Followings maintained etc. Network effect no more. What do you think?

very true @caitoz@twitter.com, but we can fight back. we can tell people about decentralized social media without algorithms (or ads or control by government or corporations). research, explain, promote, support and use the .

caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/

Outside of kidnapping etc, the internet means you can't really be silenced anymore. And they can only reduce your potential for being heard if we let them. If we use centralized platforms others control or accept others' framing of people we don't know.

The people developing decentralized communications to challenge big media/tech are the modern version of the ACLU. Our fight has mostly moved on from government authoritarianism to keeping free expression out of the control of corporations & advertisers.

Libertarians don't have a solution for big social. The market isn't naturally "free". The "first mover" advantage & "network effect" exist. I advocate cause good policy is flexible & realistic, not idealistic. Here, mandate adversarial interoperability. .

Absolutely @ggreenwald@twitter.com. But that's also why we need a strategy beyond services like @twitter@twitter.com, @SubstackInc@twitter.com & @Patreon@twitter.com. Protocols not platforms. Help developers build decentralized systems & get people to use them. The attention big names can bring is essential to that.
twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/

Any technology that helps people break free of the control of government and corporations will be marginalized by the mainstream media.
theguardian.com/world/2021/mar

Another fantastic @ggreenwald@twitter.com piece. While I'm completely sympathetic to folks finding a place to write & get paid, he must know another corporate Silicon Valley silo isn't the real solution. I wish he'd talk about what's really needed too.

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Hey @jack@twitter.com, you know what algorithm works? @reddit@twitter.com. Join the . Make the default feed LIFO but give us a tab that we can customize exactly like Reddit makes possible. No ads, no data mining. Be transparent about your costs. Let the market decide how much you're worth.

What are the best projects working towards a friendly way to monetize content? Thanks.

@peertube @gekkido
@coldacid

the is awesome but so far, it makes the video experience less than ideal. with video, people don't primarily want a customized experience. we do like subscriptions, but mostly we want to either go directly to a video or easily find a video on desktop, mobile or the big screen. and a lot more people only consume and never post anything, compared to other social media formats. before creators use it more, they want to be able to recommend the experience.

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@gekkido @peertube

the is awesome but so far, it makes the video experience less than ideal. I think my proposal would help a lot with that. with video, people don't primarily want a customized experience. we do like subscriptions, but mostly we want to either go directly to a video or easily find a video on desktop, mobile or the big screen. and a lot more people only consume and never post anything, compared to other social media formats.

Wanting @peertube to replace @YouTube@twitter.com...

We need mobile & TV apps, each w/ their own site. They should default search all possible video servers, filtering as they see fit but w/ an option to turn that off. No login necessary, login if you want.

Can this exist?

Hey folks, what's the best conservative & libertarian servers? Thanks.

cc @lsanger

Now do the .

RT @jack@twitter.com

The reason I have so much passion for is largely because of the model it demonstrates: a foundational internet technology that is not controlled or influenced by any single individual or entity. This is what the internet wants to be, and over time, more of it will be.

Social media is both public square & a framework for "attention democracy". It can't be trusted in the hands of corporations or government. It needs to feel like the early days of the web. Weird, unexpected, dangerous, open to all. That's decentralization. That's the .

are you old enough to remember when you first found out you could get your own domain and host your own website and you could reach everybody in the whole world? you could post whatever you wanted. total freedom of expression. even social media can still be like that.

If had any brains, they would have created a server. And gotten @realDonaldTrump@twitter.com to explain why decentralization is so important and promote it on @Twitter@twitter.com. Being alone in your own little bubble on @parler_app@twitter.com won't work. Selfish idiots everywhere.

I do a decent job of getting folks with different viewpoints to interact on social media (my top goal), but it almost never translates into even one more follower on @Twitter@twitter.com. I blame them, not my scintillating wit. Life's slightly better in this regard on the .

The social media free speech dilemma fix is just adding decentralization. Keep the responsibility on users for what they post () but also mandate that they can switch platforms w/o losing the people/work they love/created (adversarial interoperability).

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