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(Mastodon)   With Twitter possibly circling the drain, the competition to replace it is heating up. Exhibit A: Privately owned Post.News is getting dragged on public domain Mastodon for protecting the rich from cyberbullying   (mastodon.social) divider line
    More: Ironic, Taylor Lorenz, Statements, Mission statement, Post, app mission statement, Mastodon  
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654 clicks; posted to Business » on 28 Nov 2022 at 8:15 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-28 6:32:36 PM  
Putting the Class back in the Protected.
 
2022-11-28 6:38:26 PM  
I'll just mock the rich from Mastodon and I'll pay my way to the server operator that hosts my account instead.
 
2022-11-28 7:39:08 PM  
That was a dogpile for no reason. "Net worth", in the context of all the other attributes listed, infers lack of wealth.

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Progressive are jumping on it for advocating moderates. Thats it. That's the reason.

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2022-11-28 7:53:13 PM  
Revised Motorhead lyrics:
Come on baby, don't eat the rich.
Don't bite down on that son of a b*tch.
 
2022-11-28 8:39:48 PM  
I rolled up a Mastodon server, transitioning from Facebook.

Presently I'm just screaming out into the void...but I was doing that anyway.

Honestly it's super nice not being inundated with ads, reels, stories and suggested (paid for) posts.

I signed up to Beeper as I still use Facebook messenger a lot, but I also have a Matrix Home Server on the same domain (different server).

Hopefully it picks up but if not that's okay, I really just post to make myself laugh.

make me some tea: I'll just mock the rich from Mastodon and I'll pay my way to the server operator that hosts my account instead.


This reminds me of one of my concerns, though, mine is a local VM (quad core, 8GB RAM, 1TB of storage, all of which can be increased...by a lot, I run a used server company so hardware is dirt cheap for me) shaved off my existing VM host, but I have a feeling that people are going to be in for sticker shock in the medium term when the extremely easy One Click Installs on $5/month VPS need more hardware and quickly ramp up in costs.

After 5 days my content folder is 0.5GB with 4 users (only one active, which is me). Those $5 VPS are like 25GB. If you need 100GB of storage on Digital Ocean, for example, it's suddenly $50/month.

At 1TB, it would cost me at least $100/month + VPS cost ($48/month for quad core, 8GB RAM) at Vultr. And it'll be hard to wind it down if your server is popular.
 
2022-11-28 8:40:16 PM  

GardenWeasel: That was a dogpile for no reason. "Net worth", in the context of all the other attributes listed, infers lack of wealth.


That's how I read it too, however it should be noted that if its serious, it cannot permit mocking the rich if the neutral "net worth," is the standard.  If they wanted to be clear it was an anti-anti-poverty mockery policy, they should have read "negative net worth."  It didn't, thus Pedant Man must rule against you!
 
2022-11-28 8:51:40 PM  
Wired.com: Layoffs Have Gutted Twitter's Child Safety Team

Just one person remains to enforce the company's ban on child sexual abuse content across Japan and the Asia Pacific region

That's going to be one very hard working person
 
2022-11-28 9:01:07 PM  
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/got nothing
//guessing Post is another contender to replace $8Chan
 
2022-11-28 9:24:29 PM  
Billionaires may or may not be decent people, but billionaires are bad for democracy.
 
2022-11-28 10:01:16 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: Wired.com: Layoffs Have Gutted Twitter's Child Safety Team

Just one person remains to enforce the company's ban on child sexual abuse content across Japan and the Asia Pacific region

That's going to be one very hard working person


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2022-11-28 10:20:38 PM  
https://twitter.com/noelbaron/status/1597007963474231296

They've changed it. Now you can bully the rich.
 
2022-11-29 5:45:24 AM  
I wouldn't say that there's competition, at least not from the users' perspective.

We're just looking at the alternatives carefully and telling each other what we found out about the different options.
After all, moving to a different social network is not something one wants to to more than once, so it pays to look at the new digital living room carefully before moving in.

And so far, Post has quite a few of points against it. It pretty much has the same dependency on very few billionaires as Twitter, and it it's app-only (no website).
 
2022-11-29 8:20:43 AM  

GardenWeasel: That was a dogpile for no reason. "Net worth", in the context of all the other attributes listed, infers lack of wealth.

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Progressive are jumping on it for advocating moderates. Thats it. That's the reason.

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Maybe that was the intent, but the way it's worded it could easily be used for the opposite case.
 
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