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Lobsters latest website/microblog

lobsterlobster Veteran
edited November 14 in Arts & Writings

https://qoto.org/@Lobster

That ^^^ Is my latest MicroBlog.
Only been at a week and hope to set up my own server on the fediverse of Mastodon
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fediverse

It is similar in nature to the ‘Best Of' on NewBuddhist

Very diverse group of peeps posting and sharing … B)

VastmindJeroenFleaMarketShoshin1

Comments

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    I’ve been toying with the idea of setting up a website with a blog… how do you find that is different from an account on a microblogging site?

  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran

    Ok, I’ll check it out. =)

    lobster
  • FleaMarketFleaMarket Newbie, not Veteran

    This is kinda like what I'd hoped reddit would be more like. I could binge on this all day and feel less bad than just a few minutes on any of the other well known service.

    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited November 15

    @Jeroen said:
    I’ve been toying with the idea of setting up a website with a blog… how do you find that is different from an account on a microblogging site?

    IT is part of the non commercialised fediverse … basically free, no megacorp involvement, no ads ever, diverse interesting engaging users, everyone has a voice.

    Set up an account and see it in action.

    We create sites with what interests our needs, not what is promoted, privately funded paid for narrow moderated content.

    Technically a NewerBuddhist could be hosted there

    https://fedi.tips/

    Jeroen
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran
    edited November 16

    Thanks @lobster! I saw that Stephen Fry left Twitter for Mastodon recently so I am glad to read some of the tips and get a bit of a feel for what the Fediverse is.

    The whole idea of a federated set of services with cross-service identities and followers seems to me to be a lot more sensible than each service having its own social network with different features.

    I will have to make an account and see whats there.

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    The thing is, I wonder how suited it is going to be to mid-length pieces. I’m more interested in having a place where I can put a few blogs, put up a few photographs and have a site of ‘my stuff’. Maybe I will end up making a website after all.

  • OK @Jeroen you could set up your own server, blog, pics, website, vids … all free AND find some interesting interaction …

    just try it out … then after a week you might be surprised or have further insight into your needs …

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran
    edited November 16

    I was thinking I might try Weebly or Wix, they have pretty full-featured environments… Or maybe try a blogging site.

  • FleaMarketFleaMarket Newbie, not Veteran

    Projects leading toward more decentralized models of doing things are starting to have bigger and bigger impacts on people's lives. Seemingly for the better. Kinda cool to see more of these things go mainstream.

    lobster
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran
    edited November 17

    @lobster said:
    Looked at both and have a weebly site @Jeroen

    I was looking at your Weebly site on https://cundi.weebly.com/, it has some interesting Q&A’s, some of it is quite funny. But I wonder who the audience is?

    It is about what content you have and who you want to talk to, and what level of interaction you expect to have.

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    Elon Musk seems to be making a mess at Twitter… have you heard that his latest demand is that employees work 7am to 7pm mon-sun, so a 84 hour working week, for the same salary in order to keep their jobs? Outrageous working practices which seem to be common at Musk’s companies.

    There seems to be a mass exodus of employees leaving Twitter…

  • FleaMarketFleaMarket Newbie, not Veteran

    @Jeroen said:
    Elon Musk seems to be making a mess at Twitter…

    I read somewhere the company loses 4 million dollars every day as is. A new captain of a sinking ship.. Bail water faster or everyone drowns. I'm not entirely sure he or the business have many alternatives. Especially since the money he was originally going to allocate toward the Twitter re-org has evaporated with the economic downturn. Honestly I was under the impression he was trying to turn it into something like Mastodon but seems like Mastodon is gaining traction faster than he can re-org.

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran
    edited November 19

    Some amazing commentary on the Twitter situation at DaringFireball.net… the staff count at Twitter seems to be 2500 down from 7500 at the start of Musk’s reign, and falling. DaringFireball says it is almost like a Monty Brewster scenario where Musk is blowing holes in his own sinking ship.

    The fastest way to blow your way through 44 bn dollars worth, indeed.

    https://daringfireball.net/

    All of which is likely to be good for Mastodon.

  • @Jeroen said:
    Elon Musk seems to be making a mess at Twitter… have you heard that his latest demand is that employees work 7am to 7pm mon-sun, so a 84 hour working week, for the same salary in order to keep their jobs? Outrageous working practices which seem to be common at Musk’s companies.

    There seems to be a mass exodus of employees leaving Twitter…

    Crazy. Absolutely. 84 hours a week? C'mon man...............

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    @Kotishka said:
    Crazy. Absolutely. 84 hours a week? C'mon man...............

    There were some reports that he later backed down from that, to “at least 40 hours a week”, lol. There go all part-time employees…

  • I have moved to a new server/instance on Mastodon
    Lobster@ecoevo.social

    Here is where it gets weird. Communication and who you are following or what your interests are is posted everywhere … unless moderators block certain vested or malevolent interests. So you can not buy self promotion, market share, agenda or news manipulation … everyone sees what they want NOT what Elon Musk or bought corruption can afford. So elitist or unkind groups tend to shrink into oblivion because they can not influence or twist the nature of Mastodon …

    It is a true meritocracy of useful people doing good work. It can be very confusing … you have to keep adjusting your priorities …

    What a ride though … :mrgreen:

    The best I can say is … you are all very welcome … <3

  • FleaMarketFleaMarket Newbie, not Veteran

    With every influx of new users, there will be growing pains. Part of the learning process of decentralized things seems to be how it often attracts all marginalized groups first. A good product will stand the test though and Mastodon appears to be of that nature.

    I made an account and shouted into the void a bit. It was refreshing seeing happy and interesting posts in my feed. I'll probably use it more at some point.

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    @lobster said:
    I have moved to a new server/instance on Mastodon
    Lobster@ecoevo.social

    So is this the new link to check you out:

    https://ecoevo.social/@lobster

    What’s the difference between servers?

    Here is where it gets weird. Communication and who you are following or what your interests are is posted everywhere

    Sounds like moderation is a big job.

  • Sounds like moderation is a big job.

    For some. for sure but they can choose how to manage, share or if deep pockets pay or ask for support for such moderation etc

    Some servers have very small numbers of users … some are closed to only family members so may only have 10 members. They can then connect to another server that blocks child sensitive material (for them in a sense) so that family children are protected.

    Others such as Trumps or turnip obsessives are isolated by the greater number of servers BUT may be swamped by alternative viewpoints, fact checkers and so on.

    … so a kind of shared whole service with pick and choose, rather than force feeding exists …

    https://axbom.com/mastodon-guide/

    @Linc might be interested in the concept … and we would become a node on the fediverse
    @federica might be paid or have a wider choice of trolls to ban 🤭

    The potential for reinvigoration and link back exists … for now … Twitter is not responding well but will be bought out or rescued for various reasons …

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