Maybe the would grow faster if we were a company and not just a community. If we acted like all these other closed platforms and paid for promotion. If we promised you could get in at the ground floor on a crypto pyramid scheme. Too bad we're not a bunch of assholes.

In a poli sci class, we learned we're less swayed by what others tell us to think than what they tell us to pay attention to. Social media takes all this collective power back from advertisers & the owners of mass media. If it's decentralized. That's revolutionary.

I'm glad to see people begin to embrace the term "liberal" (as in the opposite of illiberalism) and advocate for . Still waiting for them to get their heads around how decentralization (esp in media and technology) is an essential part of that fight.

.@bluesky@twitter.com
adjective: not yet practical or profitable, impractical or as yet unachievable.
synonym: vaporware, a delaying tactic to keep people from moving to the
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Trust @ggreenwald@twitter.com regarding the news. Don't trust him about which tech platforms and wealthy founders are most likely to support free expression in the long-term. @pierre@twitter.com @firstlookmedia@twitter.com @theintercept@twitter.com @rumblevideo@twitter.com @SubstackInc@twitter.com

On Trump's new social media platform, each post is called a TRUTH (instead of a tweet etc). From the people who call the corporate press Orwellian.

Everyone please grow up and join the .

is the ring from Tolkien. The combo of a natural monopoly, algorithms, ads & data mining is the most powerful way to manipulate people ever devised. So while it can be tossed into Mt Doom (by mandating adversarial interoperability), elites will never do that.

The solution for the problems of big social (like ) is to mandate adversarial interoperability. That will allow for real competition without losing your connection to anyone, and people will naturally move away from the algorithms, advertising and data mining.

The struggle to grow the is different. Most people would rather be medium fish in the ocean (even as they constantly complain about overfishing etc) than big fish in their own interconnected ponds, lakes and rivers.

I love @ggreenwald@twitter.com, but I hate that he doesn't get tech etc. You'd think that @Snowden@twitter.com would tell him about the importance of open protocols over closed platforms. That they'd be educating people about decentralization as the only real way out of big social censorship.

So @nickgillespie@twitter.com & @ComicDaveSmith@twitter.com will soon be discussing what the libertarian perspective on big social censorship should be. It would be nice if they had an understanding of the decentralized () solution. reason.social & mises.social servers?

It's not internet censorship. It's platform censorship. Open protocols are why file sharing is still a problem for our corporate overlords. Join the .

I appreciate everyone complaining about big social censorship (especially now that the government is admitting to being more involved), but if you're only using these closed platforms, you're helping them retain mindshare. People are forced to use them to read you.

Using and supporting decentralized social media () is no longer just an essential part of fighting corporate & government control now. Even just calling yourself a supporter of free expression now requires it. Put your follower count where your mouth is.

The federal government working with Facebook to decide what we see is defacto censorship, but when that's an option cause of the monopoly of attention, it's also inevitable that they would try to do this. Decentralization ( etc) is the only way out.

RT @wjmaggos@twitter.com

Back. They finally rejected my appeal but I then I deleted it (I mean they already deleted it but anyway). Fuck the magnetic prison this place has become, especially for people who care about "the news" and the dialogue around it. @wjmshadow@twitter.com is going away. grow the .

The story is another example of why you need to consume journalism from all over and be a critical media consumer. Like and the Hunter laptop story, beware the hardcore partisan press and fight for an uncontrollable internet.

Hey @minds@twitter.com, do you federate yet? Can I follow anybody on your service from my account?

maybe @alex knows...

Hey @jack@twitter.com, you need to face the fact that social media will outlive you. That you're in a unique position at a unique point in cultural/tech evolution. And you know that this medium could be the democratization of attention, if you'd actually demand decentralization:

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?

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