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sellitman

(11,585 posts)
Sat Dec 3, 2022, 08:24 AM Dec 2022

It's not often I have a brain fart

My suggestion is for the Democratic underground to have its own mastodon server. Everyone here would join and it would give us much more exposure on the internet. I would love to contribute every month to this effort. What do you think guys?


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It's not often I have a brain fart (Original Post) sellitman Dec 2022 OP
"much more exposure on the internet..." Croney Dec 2022 #1
This isn't snowybirdie Dec 2022 #2
I don't post here for more exposure JI7 Dec 2022 #3
I've turned away from all social networking...and don't plan to add any going forward NewHendoLib Dec 2022 #4
DU, IMNSHO, is the only really SOCIAL social network. usonian Dec 2022 #5
I have concerns about the accessibility of Mastadon, Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #6

Croney

(4,620 posts)
1. "much more exposure on the internet..."
Sat Dec 3, 2022, 08:52 AM
Dec 2022

We'd have to change our name, we're already underground in name only.

usonian

(9,116 posts)
5. DU, IMNSHO, is the only really SOCIAL social network.
Sat Dec 3, 2022, 11:18 AM
Dec 2022

And I don't recall a limit on the length of original posts.

Anyone on the internet can view content here.

Only advantage I can see straight away is the federation. Is that what you mean by exposure?

And that would double the admin chores, including the infrequently mentioned hack-proofing.

Maybe there could be some inclusion of ActivityPub, the protocol that underlies Mastodon. Tell the overworked admins! I may comment on the protocol as soon as I set aside some time to figure out what the heck it is.

Ms. Toad

(33,810 posts)
6. I have concerns about the accessibility of Mastadon,
Sat Dec 3, 2022, 12:22 PM
Dec 2022

Based on the evaluation on friends with disabilities (visual impairment, hearing impairment, ADD/ADHD) as well as a need for relatively high tech skills.

It is an issue on most social media, but it is exacerbated on Mastadon due to the distributed nature of the media (making less uniformity in accessibility, as each server adopts it's own rules and practices). Still looking for an alternative to fill the void left by the demise if a reasonably functional Twitter that will be more, not less, accessible.

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