Category: Social Web
Interview with Mastodon creator, Eugen Rochko
Nilay Patel interviewed Mastodon’s creator, Eugen Rochko recently. Listening to Rochko reinforces Mastodon’s importance to me, and why a distributed and open social network like this is so important both today and in the foreseeable future. I recommend listening to the interview and/or reading the transcript.
How platforms die
Cory Doctorow published a terrific, insightful essay about how platforms die. He calls the process “enshittification”.
Twitter is where I go to feel bad
I just shared this thought about Twitter, Mastodon and Tumblr on Mastodon, and thought I’d share it here too. I feel like Twitter is where I go to feel bad out, well, everything. Mastodon is where I go to lose myself in interesting and generally uplifting posts about all sorts of topics (so much so…
Going dark on Twitter
Although I have been on Mastodon since about 2016, I only started using it pretty actively in the last month or so. Since then I have grown to really enjoy using the service. There are increasing numbers of people joining various Mastodon instances and enriching the broader Mastodon network. I have almost stopped using Twitter…
Setting up my own Mastodon instance
I decided to set up my own Mastodon instance (❓what is Mastodon?). I was pretty happy being on the mastodon.social instance. It was my first instance that I joined back in 2016 and it was my first introduction to this terrific service. As the broader Mastodon network has grown, public instances have had to adapt…
Why I prefer to use Signal, and not WhatsApp
Reminders why blogs remain relevant despite social media
Chris Maiorana published a post highlighting why blogs remain relevant despite social media, perhaps because of social media.
Google Wave 2.0?
According to Ars Technica – Integrating the service into Gmail is an aggressive move and something we haven’t seen the company do since the Google+ days. Reportedly a lot more integrations are coming in the future—the G Suite team apparently wants to make some kind of “new unified communications app” that merges features from Gmail,…