Theorist of the Fediverse. I run a chatroom focused on helping to build the foundations for the Fediverse to grow. Links are at the bottom of this doc.

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A discussion on the recent incidents in which climate protestors targeted some paintings, as part of a larger conversation on direct action and bureaucracy.
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A tutorial on how to edit videos in a fashion where you can draw over them.

A tutorial on how to edit videos in a fashion where you can draw over them.

A tutorial on how to edit videos in a fashion where you can draw over them.

Yeah, this video is meant to answer the absence of the feature on the desktop site and the official client, explaining the history and the fact that the feature is on the way.


Yeah, this video is meant to answer the absence of the feature on the desktop site and the official client, explaining the history and the fact that the feature is on the way.


Yeah, on a third-party app. This is meant to address the question many users may have of why they don’t see the option on the website or the official app itself and explain the history.


A video exploring the brief history of scheduling posts as a feature on Mastodon, in which ways it has been implemented, and progress being made to implement it. [YouTube Link](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXTv3SZT7ao)

A video exploring the brief history of scheduling posts as a feature on Mastodon, in which ways it has been implemented, and progress being made to implement it. [YouTube Link](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXTv3SZT7ao)

A video exploring the brief history of scheduling posts as a feature on Mastodon, in which ways it has been implemented, and progress being made to implement it. [YouTube Link](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXTv3SZT7ao)
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A video exploring the brief history of scheduling posts as a feature on Mastodon, in which ways it has been implemented, and progress being made to implement it. [YouTube Link](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXTv3SZT7ao)
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Made a Very Simple Instance List for Mastodon
A lot of the other instance lists are automatically curated, so it can get confusing for very new users. I decided to quickly put together a manually curated one, to make it as un-scary as possible. If you have anyone you'd like to convince to join Mastodon, sending this link might help! Considering adding more stuff to it later.

I think going multimedia might help, as long as it’s under the same brand. I’d say start with a central site similar to how WeDistribute was with articles, then begin linking to places like PeerTube or FunkWhale should we expand out (of course that’s very much a long-term consideration). But really it’s a matter of getting a central place, content, and the rest can be figured out.

I’m going to be slower responding on here, we also have a Discord bridge if you’re good via Discord. I don’t get any notifications for Lemmy but Matrix/Discord I do so it’s easier to communicate quicker.


Ah, that’s really disappointing to see. Communication with Sean has been rather slow but I’ll reach out again.


WeDistribute is the one backed by Feneas, so I guess it’s the closest to official so to speak. It looks like it’s down though. If you do decide to make one, I have some archived issues of a newsletter I periodically run that I can contribute.

Join us on Matrix and we can discuss the specifics: https://matrix.to/#/#collaboration-commons:matrix.org


None in my area. Might have to fix that.


I think this mentality is far too narrow and can lead to problems down the road. And it’s a dangerously common one among leftists. The bigger threat right now isn’t some sort of shadowy cabal of elites, it’s market-based logic, which can manifest through the little guy just as much as the big guy.

For example, I’m already seeing discussions of “ethical advertising” or “paying influencers” but this only raises more questions. How will we keep funding this model? What happens when we’re outcompeted by other sites like Twitter for ad revenue? After all why wouldn’t an advertiser pick the method which is more effective. Natural selection and administrative costs will slowly chip away at what distinguishes us.

The foundations you lay now play a role in determining your future. By refusing any form of commercialization, it forces us to innovate to cut costs. This could be cutting technological overhead as with PeerTube’s WebTorrent, it could be setting a foundation for promoting/getting content on the Fediverse which isn’t dependent on constantly having to pay people to switch over.

The blockchain-based and "free speech"platforms do exactly this and it’s why they all die so quickly. They may be little guys but they lack the patience/imagination to approach the issue in an organic fashion, end up trying to ape the big players, and never build a foundation strong enough to last. The market doesn’t think in moralistic terms, it doesn’t care how big or little you are, the only way out isn’t to compete on revenue-based grounds.

This is why I think it’s important that in these early discussions we continue to oppose all forms of monetization/strategies reliant on large and continuous spending. It sets up a vicious cycle that’s impossible to escape.


This isn’t something I think I can sum up easily in a Lemmy comment. @armoredgore@lemmy.ml, I can give you ideas and help you out either on Discord or Matrix


I think this is a good time to remind people: these sort of opportunities will often present themselves due to a combination of factors well beyond any fediverse user’s control. Trying to force them to occur is like trying to build a house out of unpacked sand, it’ll quickly fall apart.

What advocates need to do is to focus on building a solid foundation within the Fediverse so that these opportunities can be capitalized on more effectively each time. We don’t want it where people join then leave when the hype dies down, when they see a lack of content, or get annoyed with platform quirks. Unfortunately, it seems a lot of discourse tries to focus on marketing-first and assumes the rest will sort itself out. It’s the opposite actually.

Relating to the topic at hand though, I agree with Eugen. Direct people to other instances. Do not let mastodon.social’s downtime dissuade people. If anything, this might be a good opportunity to spread traffic across instances.


I think this is a good time to remind people: these sort of opportunities will often present themselves due to a combination of factors well beyond any fediverse user’s control. Trying to force them to occur is like trying to build a house out of unpacked sand, it’ll quickly fall apart.

What advocates need to do is to focus on building a solid foundation within the Fediverse so that these opportunities can be capitalized on more effectively each time. We don’t want it where people join then leave when the hype dies down, when they see a lack of content, or get annoyed with platform quirks. Unfortunately, it seems a lot of discourse tries to focus on marketing-first and assumes the rest will sort itself out. It’s the opposite actually.

Relating to the topic at hand though, I agree with Eugen. Direct people to other instances. Do not let mastodon.social’s downtime dissuade people. If anything, this might be a good opportunity to spread traffic across instances.


I think this is a good time to remind people: these sort of opportunities will often present themselves due to a combination of factors well beyond any fediverse user’s control. Trying to force them to occur is like trying to build a house out of unpacked sand, it’ll quickly fall apart.

What advocates need to do is to focus on building a solid foundation within the Fediverse so that these opportunities can be capitalized on more effectively each time. We don’t want it where people join then leave when the hype dies down, when they see a lack of content, or get annoyed with platform quirks. Unfortunately, it seems a lot of discourse tries to focus on marketing-first and assumes the rest will sort itself out. It’s the opposite actually.

Relating to the topic at hand though, I agree with Eugen. Direct people to other instances. Do not let mastodon.social’s downtime dissuade people. If anything, this might be a good opportunity to spread traffic across instances.


Some of the ones I’ve found with actual content on them have been TILvids and watch.breadTube.TV.


I have to warn you about the fact that the first time you post here is to post a link to your video :) Oh sorry, is that an issue? I didn’t see any rules on the community so I assumed it was fine.

What I spent my time analyzing was the worlds themselves, which the imagination of is considered to have an inherently political character to it. Part of calling out those things involves getting an idea of how to identify instances of in art, which is what this video was about.


The voices weren’t intentional, I just asked for friends to do the voices separately to distinguish from the main thread of the argument, not much I can do if their voices sound a certain way.

I don’t see how it’s nitpicking when these are worlds meant to be imagined, and part of that involves thinking about/immersing oneself in the worlds. Re-thinking urban lifestyle involves thinking about these aspects.


Alternative youtube link if not working: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYjBaiczDkM
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Added a link to the Lemmy in the “About CC” doc.


Start by messaging small creators (especially ones who discuss tech/decentralist politics), I’m talking servers which have under 200 members. There’s this tendency to shoot for the top first but you have to work your way up gradually. You’ll find you get more responses that way.


Currently only a YouTube link, since the PeerTube instance I'm on has gone down.

I find it to be a very useful tool, I use it too. Only thing is just make sure you’re still interacting with mastodon and not just using it as a mirror of twitter.


Definitely. Feedback is appreciated.


Starting with some observations regarding the reactions to the dairy ads, end up applying observations there and in other, more authentic pieces to make a more general point about solarpunk as a whole.


Found this while going through Funkwhale, some pretty good songs here and also from the artist in general.



This video is meant moreso to serve as a pitch to those who are already interested in promoting these values. The focus is really on giving more organization to free culture projects and initiatives. Really what’s needed more than anything else is drive, but if you have any skills or projects you’d like to share, let us know. If PeerTube isn't working, the video is also hosted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyjdzkZZOHk

This video is meant moreso to serve as a pitch to those who are already interested in promoting these values. The focus is really on giving more organization to free culture projects and initiatives. Really what’s needed more than anything else is drive, but if you have any skills or projects you’d like to share, let us know. If PeerTube isn't working, the video is also hosted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyjdzkZZOHk

This video is meant moreso to serve as a pitch to those who are already interested in promoting these values. The focus is really on giving more organization to free culture projects and initiatives. Really what’s needed more than anything else is drive, but if you have any skills or projects you’d like to share, let us know. If PeerTube isn't working, the video is also hosted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyjdzkZZOHk

This video is meant moreso to serve as a pitch to those who are already interested in promoting these values. The focus is really on giving more organization to free culture projects and initiatives. Really what's needed more than anything else is drive, but if you have any skills or projects you'd like to share, let us know. If PeerTube isn't working, the video is also hosted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyjdzkZZOHk
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Invite link along with general info can be found at: https://rentry.co/about-cc If PeerTube isn't working, the video is also hosted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyjdzkZZOHk