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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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.



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…




There was a lot of buffering reported earlier on because there weren’t peers at the time. It seems to be picking up now.


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. …


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. …


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. …


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. …

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Sweet. I’d say the steps towards this end would be:

  • Scouting out a medium-small sized RSS reader project with active development and putting out a request
  • Or forking an existing one, but this requires ability to work with the codebase.

If you’d like to plan or discuss this further, I’d definitely love to on the /c/fedivangelism chatroom. I feel like it’d be easier to plan that way since it’s realtime.


Sure, hop onto the Discord/Matrix community if you can and we can discuss further.


IMO forking/pushing for an existing RSS reader to easily import federated accounts would be a better approach.


Making sure people participate
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Questions have been raised about how exactly we can get a community of people to go from just subscribing to actually helping out. Various proposals have come and gone, and I figured I’d throw in my two cents and also use this thread as an opportunity. …


Issue with profit incentives is that it can often create perverse incentives. The best incentive IMO for the health of the project has to be the feeling of community/participation.

IMO what would go a long way is creating a doc going over simple ways people can help, and ensuring people get on the Discord/Matrix. Also, if you’re reading this and want to help, pick out a task and let us know. If not, feel free to ask for ideas.


I’d say the best way to target subcultural communities is to set up themed instances, in this case I imagine there’s probably some Mastodon instances which already exist targeting that demo. All you’d really have to do then is advertise those instances.


You're looking for /c/selfpromo

This place hasn’t gotten much activity and it looks like the admin hasn’t been active for years. I’ve started another community at !selfpromo@lemmy.ml (although it probably would’ve been wiser to just request ownership of this one but too late now.) …


This community is under new leadership.

Hey, I’m the new admin here, given that the previous admin has left. The only major change I’m introducing to the community right now is that there’s now a Discord/Matrix server to allow for more real-time communication, which will make collaboration on these initiatives a lot easier. [This thread](…



Requesting /c/fedivangelism

The only mod there has been gone for over 6 months. …


Help us Grow The Fediverse at the Official Discord/Matrix Server
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One of the biggest strengths of the fediverse (and free software) movements is how it brings people to collaborate and to spur that, we need spaces to organize. I see here and across the fediverse that people want to help out but don’t know how. …


Gonna continue to seed the community with some of my posts periodically to keep activity going. If you have content you’d like to share or thoughts on existing content, make sure to post!..


Issue #1 in a series of mine where I review Fediverse content to help highlight creators. From a few years back, will probably post these periodically to help get the community rolling. …


Started a community for promotion of Fediverse content!

Hopefully by posting and engaging with each others’ content, we can widen the content pool and audiences for the Fediverse, which is gonna be important towards growth. …


Welcome to Self-Promo!
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This is a space intended for you to promote your work (or that of others assuming they themselves are hosting it) hosted on Fediverse platforms. …