Fun fact about the license under which the Mastodon source code is published (AGPL) is that it requires any modifications to it to be published.
No secret sauce, no proprietary features possible. Which is why commercial companies hate this license.
Want to paywall "pro" features? You can, but anyone can take your code and run it on a different server for free.
Anyway, that's quite an interesting financial choice for Gab, a for-profit entity that sells "pro" features
For what it's worth, Most Pleroma instances that have seen your posts will serve them to anyone, even if you delete your account. And that cache never expires, IIRC. Have fun.
@StuffBySpencer They promised the same with WhatsApp and that was only valid until they changed their mind
Is #twitter broken for anyone else?
@npd @vickysteeves I think this is what I want people to understand. If you have sensitive data and need privacy guarantees, app.taguette.org is *not* a good place to put it. They should run it locally or on their institution's infrastructure.
I'm just a guy running this out of my personal server. I'm pretty good at it, but I'm not HIPAA compliant 😉
@Lexi But capitalism is not the idea of currency. Getting extra money for extra work is unrelated and is a feature of most alternative systems. Whoever said that doesn't understand what capitalism is 🤔
A Roadmap for Computational Communication Research https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/4dhfk/
David Revoy: Interview durant caramanga 2019 https://peertube.touhoppai.moe/videos/watch/8a9a054a-b1ac-4658-b363-e3212bc52054
Mastodon isn't a Twitter clone but it was made to fill that exact niche. Short posts with mentions, hashtags, and URLs. Such details give the feel of a platform. The velocity, the atmosphere. On a personal level that's just what I like. And I think it would be reasonable to assume many of those who signed up do, too.
@nizarus Lequel ?
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