@Gargron This is awesome, and I'll be sharing it widely. But, I also think now is the time to start talking about how we stop the likes of #CambridgeAnalytica / #Palantir from abusing the Fediverse's model, too. I work for scrapinghub.com - I can see how easy it would be to map and monitor the entire fediverse right now. From there to hyper-targeted fake profiles is a small enough step. How do we harden ourselves against #Twitter / #Facebook-style manipulation without damaging the social fabric?
Although it's true that #Mastodon respects your data privacy and is, in that sense, better than Facebook, it seems odd to promote it in context of #DeleteFacebook. The use case is very different. Mastodon is more similar to Twitter than to Facebook.
@celesteh I don't even know what pod my old #diaspora account is on. I doubt I could recover it if I wanted to. But I have recently created a #Friendica account. I don't think it'll realistically replace Facebook, since it will likely never have my network of IRL friends, but maybe that's OK. If it helps me use FB less, that could be enough (and, really, maybe I don't need FB at all).
Ayn Rand’s theories are actually entirely consistent if you assume everyone is a sociopath
Oh, sweet, my coffee mug is leaking...all over my pants. And it took a while for me to notice. Great day! WOO!
@qBaz For sure. In no way do I expect this to ruin Facebook. I just wonder if enough people will leave that some of the federated options will see a boost in users, similar to Mastodon did when Twitter pissed off a bunch of users. Facebook has billions of users. Even just a few thousand leaving could do wonders for smaller networks (if people seek them out as an alternative, which may not happen).
LB: Also curious about a Firefox extension.
Well, this is an unpleasant find...
Child pornography found in the blockchain, making it illegal to possess in many countries.
Will the reaction to Facebook/Cambridge Analytica increase the popularity of #Diaspora? Because I'd be OK with that. I mean, it certainly won't kill Facebook anymore than Twitter's many blunders haven't killed Facebook, but if it could become semi-popular/cool like Mastodon, that'd be rad.
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@keithzg Nothing enrages me more than applying market solutions and market-based thinking to shit that isn't (or at least shouldn't) be market-based. Not everything should be looked at through market lenses, you neoliberal ideologues (speaking here to the senior execs in question, not you).
This is the same shit that has reduced citizens to mere taxpayers and consumers.