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It was a good week. Both creators join us after fallout from Odysee making some rather toxic posts on social media that were not well-received by some creators. We’re happy to have them join us!


It was a good article. I thought it was important to share, because there is so much nonsense going around about “the next evolution of the Internet” being the metaverse or crypto, all of which are just big tech or VC interests trying to capture and create more walled-gardens on the Internet.

The next evolution of the Internet needs to be decentralization and small social communities, none of which should be driven by targeted ads.



They are! I clear out a LOT of junk (like, probably 5+ per day) but they are still rising. Very good trend for sure! :)


No worries, thanks for getting it posted!


Facebook’s walled-garden interpretation of the Internet is about the worst thing you could possibly imagine.



All of them! I am a bit biased though! :)



I definitely think it’s an improvement to a long-neglected part of Gnome!


DDG is what I’ve mostly settled on. I’ve been pretty happy with it so far.


See comment below this one. They’re starting to poke at this, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see more options like that going forward.


Yup! I was happy to see this feature get released, as it definitely would provide another avenue to the hub and spoke model (i.e. creators don’t necessarily need their own instance to federate back with TILvids, just be on an instance).


Federation is a question that comes up frequently. It’s an issue that I’ve punted on because there were creators that were uncomfortable with their content “just showing up elsewhere”. It’s already a hard sell just to get them to let us share the content to begin with, so it’s not a hill I was willing to die on. My hope is that we can actually see creators on TILvids grow over time, start their own instances, and then all federate with each other in a ring. I explained more of that in one of our recent blog posts.


This is something I’ve constantly struggled with. I frequently get “THIS GUY IS JUST RIPPING OFF YOUTUBERS!” when I have painfully gone through and vetted almost every single creator that is either posting their content to TILvids or that we re-post (with their permission). It sort of underscores the main problem I have with PeerTube right now, that it’s just the wild-west of content, and I’m really trying to legitimize it a bit.

I wish I had a better solution. I think it’s something that will just take time.


I love watching these old videos trying to divine the future. It’s always amazing how much they get right…and equally how much they completely miss on. :)


That’s certainly possible. It’s something we’re all learning (and inventing) on the fly. Thank you very much for your support, it’s appreciated!


Interesting, I will pass that feedback along to our creators! Make sure to follow along on Mastodon as well, especially if you have additional feedback! https://mstdn.social/@tilvids


Well, I’m actually the admin of the entire tilvids.com website, so I’m trying to advocate for dozens of creators! So it’s actually even trickier than just trying to make good content, I have to find LOTS of good content and creators that fit the edutainment focus of tilvids.com! :)

Make sure to check out some of the other videos on the website! https://tilvids.com/videos/recently-added


My biggest question is how do we keep people coming back to the site? Right now, I post a TILvids video of the day to Twitter, Mastodon, and Reddit (and @the_tech_beast@lemmy.ml graciously reposts on Lemmy as well) but I’d love to know how to keep people coming back to TILvids daily, like they would YouTube, Netflix, etc.


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