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[Social Network] Mastodon

#1 Post by k_sz » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:05 pm

Hi there,

I was updating my forum profile and, while reading the long list of social networks, i realized that i have no personal SN account anymore since i've quitted Facebook years ago and Twitter is... let's call it "messy".

I've been thinking about using SN that is missing from the list : Mastodon (open source, GPL3).
https://joinmastodon.org/
Documentation : https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation

Do you know or use this network ? What do you think of it ? and, further, ir it hasn't been already created, would it be a good idea to create an antiX/MX instance there ? Since it seems that the OpenSource/GNU/Linux/BSD communities are well established there, would it be a good medium to at least promote your OS ?
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Re: [Social Network] Mastodon

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:43 pm

Thanks for bringing this up. It sounds interesting for sure, but I don't see how it would fit with MX Linux. Things may well change though, so I'm not slamming the door!

1) We're not really interested in setting up and maintaining a local instance, for lack of time and personnel, never mind server space.
2) Most users are very familiar with Twitter and Facebook and are often already using it, so there is no learning curve.
3) It is a lot of work just to maintain the ones we have going now, and the people doing that are already pretty stretched.

Other MX Devs might disagree and, if they do, I guarantee that you will hear from them!
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Re: [Social Network] Mastodon

#3 Post by richb » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:51 pm

Interesting for sure. And at this time I agree with the points Jerry stated.
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Re: [Social Network] Mastodon

#4 Post by namida12 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:52 pm

k_sz wrote:Hi there,

I was updating my forum profile and, while reading the long list of social networks, i realized that i have no personal SN account anymore since i've quitted Facebook years ago and Twitter is... let's call it "messy".

I've been thinking about using SN that is missing from the list : Mastodon (open source, GPL3).
https://joinmastodon.org/
Documentation : https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation

Do you know or use this network ? What do you think of it ? and, further, ir it hasn't been already created, would it be a good idea to create an antiX/MX instance there ? Since it seems that the OpenSource/GNU/Linux/BSD communities are well established there, would it be a good medium to at least promote your OS ?
Reading the numerous FAQ now. Not interested in running a AntiX/MX presence but PM me with your instance or name as I do not know enough yet, but looks like it could be interesting place to check daily as i am becoming bored with my tumblr presence.

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Re: [Social Network] Mastodon

#5 Post by arjaybe » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:48 pm

I've never been on FB or Twitter, but I am on Mastodon. I've seen some mentions of MX there, including by me. Naturally, I go by @arjaybe.
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Re: [Social Network] Mastodon

#6 Post by Artim » Sun May 13, 2018 12:49 pm

I am on [url=http: diasporaproject.org]Diaspora[/url]. Mastodon uses the OStatus and ActivityPub protocols, so cannot federate with Diaspora at all. Diaspora currently federates with Friendica, Hubzilla, Socialhome and GangGo, all via the Diaspora federation protocol.

When I went to the MX-Linux social networks page, it lists Mastodon, which can link to some other federated sites, but not the ones I have listed.

Is there a possibility of an MX-Linux presence on the others? I'm asking because the social networks page offers this:
If we have missed something, please let us know on the Forum.
Mastodon is kinda sorta like Twitter (microblogging), and Diaspora is kinda sorta more like Facebook (macroblogging). It is very active and there are a few of us MX-Linux fans there!
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Re: [Social Network] Mastodon

#7 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun May 13, 2018 12:57 pm

Not quite sure how to answer this, but thanks for bringing it up.

We have no objection to others setting up social media sites for MX, but don't have the resources to manage or maintain them ourselves.
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Re: [Social Network] Mastodon

#8 Post by Artim » Wed May 16, 2018 4:31 am

I'm a full-time student and live on a farm with 12 zillion chores to do every day before and after school, so I really don't have time to manage an official or unofficial page. Hopefully another "Diasporian" will see this and volunteer! Thanks
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Re: [Social Network] Mastodon

#9 Post by abbreviatedman » Wed May 16, 2018 7:35 am

I'm just starting to get into Mastodon... the Linux Rocks community seems to be where we would go if we want to hang with other enthusiasts and represent MX.
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