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Wie "illusorisch" sind öffentlich-rechtliche Social-Media-Alternativen und ist "der Zug abgefahren", wie @horn & @JanAlbrecht gestern () mit Bezug auf meinen Thread () zum Thema argumentiert haben.

Lasst uns konkret werden. 1/12
Zunächst einmal führt überhaupt kein Weg daran vorbei, die öffentlich-rechtlichen Mediatheken "social" zu machen. Zumindest eine Kommentarfunktion wird über kurz oder lang implementiert werden müssen. 2/12 #Fernsehrat
Wer heute öffentlich-rechtliche Inhalte kommentieren oder sonstwie direkt Rückmeldung (z.B: via Like) geben will, muss diese inhalte auf YouTube oder anderen kommerziellen Plattformen suchen, weil das nur dort möglich ist. Das ist absurd und kann keine Dauerlösung sein. 3/12
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Today is a good reminder that if you choose to use a social media platform - for good reasons such as simple publishing or discovery of other users - YOU ARE NOT IN CONTROL

The owner can do what they will & change rules at any time

Their platform, their rules

A solution...
A *partial* solution to consider is the IndieWeb idea of:

POSSE - Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere

Publish on your site / blog / whatever - and link to it from the various social platforms.

POSSE ensures your interesting or longer content lives on *outside* the walled gardens of social platforms - and in fact will gain attention as it will be indexed for search.

And so if Twitter or FB or IG or <whatever> makes changes, you can leave with your content intact.

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Da das Interesse an der Twitter-Alternative #Mastodon dank #Musk steigt, ein paar Tipps um dem Umstieg zu vereinfachen. Am Anfang kann manches verwirren und hat mich verwirrt. Darum ein kleines „Mastodon für Dummies“. 1/13 Image
Mastodon ist dezentral organisiert. Darum gibt es nicht nur euch und Mastodon, sondern dazwischen geschaltet noch einmal „Instanzen“. Wenn ihr euch einen Account macht, dann ist er immer bei einer Instanz. Das könnt ihr euch ähnlich vorstellen, wie bei E-Mails. 2/13
Bei E-Mails macht ihr euch auch ein Account bei und könnt dann aber mit Adressen bei anderen Anbieter*innen kommunizieren. Darum sind die Namen bei Mastodon auch immer @user@instanz. 3/13
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Right, I have no particular wish to spend lots of my time in Musk-land: I'm not going to shut right down here, but I do want to reduce my activity & would really like to find more ways to connect with folks elsewhere.
If you want to Twitter less, #Mastodon is good, and I'm happy to talk folk through picking a server and getting set up and the differences between Masto and Twitter (they're both microblogging focused so quite similar). I'm at @JubalBarca@Scholar.Social there!

I can particularly recommend that fellow academics (hi, #MedievalTwitter, #Archaeogaming, etc) get presences set up on, it's a good Mastodon instance focused on academia (loosely defined) and it'd be really great to have more of our conversations on there.
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I'm going to make a quick thread of #Mastodon stuff that is by no means proclaiming me to be an expert or anything but helped me a few weeks ago.
First, "What is Mastodon? (And Why You, A Leftist, Should Be On It)" compelled me to not just try it but stay there long-term.

I'll echo that the idea that you need to be one place or the other is false, we start new accounts on websites all the time

2: The official Mastodon app for iOS *doesn't have timelines* right now. Discovering new and old friends is immensely difficult without that

On iOS I use Metatext:

"Toot!" is a whimsical and good app.

On Android: Tusky is good:…
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Avec Elon Musk qui se paye un siège au CA de Twitter (et ~9% des parts), vous voulez tester une alternative indépendante, résiliente et conviviale ?

Elle existe : c'est #Mastodon 🦣, et on vous explique pourquoi, où et comment faire vos premiers pas.
🧵 🔽🔽🔽
Déjà, Mastodon, c'est pas une plateforme qui cumule tous les gens, toute l'attention et donc tout le pouvoir (coucou Twitter 😘), mais une fédération de fournisseurs qui se connectent ensemble (un peu comme l'email).

Votre mission, c'est de trouver où vous créer un compte.
Vous avez donc le choix entre plusieurs fournisseurs de Mastodon, qui ont chacun des motivations, des moyens, des conditions d'utilisations différentes.

L'avantage, c'est que Elon Musk ne peut pas toustes les acheter.

L'inconvénient, c'est de trouver celui qui vous plaît.
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1/ Chatcontrol: Eu Parliament Approves Mass Surveillance of Private Communications…
2/ On July 6th, the European Parliament approved the ePrivacy Derogation, allowing providers of e-mail and messaging services to automatically search all personal messages of each citizen for presumed suspect content and report suspected cases to the police.
3/ German Pirate Party Member of the European Parliament Patrick Breyer, shadow rapporteur on the legislative proposal, comments on his website: “The adoption of the first ever EU regulation on mass surveillance is a sad day for all those who rely on free and confidential…
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I've moved my old #Mastodon-account to another smaller instance to hopefully help keeping instances small so they hopefully never fall under the new insane german (and possibly soon EU-wide) copyright-laws
which f.e. include #Uploadfilters and 125kB-filesize-limits for images big platforms like #Twitter will soon have to implement. You can find my new Mastodon-account under though I will probably be mostly posting in German there
because the already mentioned new German copyright-laws are the main-reason why I became active on #Mastodon again
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❌ ⚠️ GAB

GAB utilise le code source du logiciel #Mastodon mais le réseau a été banni de la communauté des logiciels libres (#Fediverse) à laquelle appartient le réseau #Mastodon pour cause d’être un repère de terroristes néo-nazis.
Mastodon est le nom d’un logiciel libre et d’un réseau social decentralisé dont la structure et le fonctionnement sont basées sur une philosophie anarchiste : l’auto-gestion démocratique des moyens de communication (en attendant celle des moyens de production...)
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À titre informatif

#Thread Twitter, une entreprise qui rend « monétisable » ses utilisateurs, comploterait avec l’extrême gauche anticapitaliste 🤯
En réalité Twitter a subi un boycott des annonceurs (Verizon, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Levi's, Starbucks, Ben&Jerry's, Patagonia, The North Face, REI, Upwor...) suite à une attitude jugée trop permissive vis à vis des comptes pro-Trump et des discours haineux…
D’un côté Twitter a peur de perdre des utilisateurs et donc des revenus, de l’autre les marques ont lancé une opération marketing #StopHateForProfit (« Non à la haine pour le profit »), soutenue par des associations de défense des droits, pour surfer sur le mouvement #BLM.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/13/2020…
Study of nearly 2,000 Marine recruits reveals asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 transmission…

#marine #COVID19 #transmission
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Last night the Enough 14 #Facebook page was banned. A statement by some of the Enough 14 collective on corporate social media and digital censorship - Read more:… #antireport #FacebookWatch #censorship
German translation of our statement on the #Facebook ban of the @enough14 page:
The #Facebook ban of so many anarchist and antifascist projects once more shows that corporate social media are not our friends (what a surprise). Thats one of the reasons we recommend #Mastodon. We started to build up an account there months ago:
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I guess most people who are on the #twitterwalkout won't be monitoring this.

But rather than just walking out: why not also start using @joinmastodon which has much stronger policies and community around reudcing hateful content?

Here are more alternatives:…
Here's me, if you want to chat there:…
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As promised, here is my #thread on #Mastodon on popular demand.

I am trying my best to talk on layman language, avoiding too much of technical jargons, so that I can tell you what is this new social media service, how to join, choice of apps, etc.
First thing you should know that #mastodon is a decentralized social media platform.

That is the fundamental difference between of it from #twitter or #facebook.

A decentralized network, which means there is no central group with all of the power.

So here it is #fediverse
#mastodon isn’t just a website, it is a federation.

There are thousands, of small communities that live within the Mastodon system.

Each one is independent and unique, but they can all talk to one another.

These communities are called "INSTANCES".
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Vous avez entendu parler de #Mastodon mais vous ne savez pas exactement ce que c’est ? Vous voulez vous inscrire mais vous ne savez pas par où commencer ? Vous vous êtes inscrit·e mais ne comprenez rien ?
Pas de panique ! On va tout vous expliquer. Suivez le guide ⬇️ Le logotype de Mastodon.
Alors, avant tout autre chose, c’est quoi Mastodon ?
Mastodon est un média social similaire à Twitter. Comme sur ce dernier, vous pouvez poster de courts messages, partager les messages d’autres personnes, vous abonner à leur compte, etc.
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And it is indeed a mere coincidence that I spent the last days looking at alternative social networks that are federated and decentralised, and all based on open source software. The following tweets describe a few of my impressions.
#Mastodon is a very friendly community that is remotely based on the old StatusNet open-source software. Does anyone remember Identica? You choose a server to create an account on, and can follow people from all connected (federated) instances.
You have fine-grained, but very concise control over where each post goes. Each post has a limit of 500 characters, and you can add a content warning, which will be the only thing initially displayed if you do. You can then choose to read the rest or not.
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