are there decentralized photo communities out there? i only know mediagoblin. diaspora is not actual since they started to reduce sizes of photographs.

what would you suggest? the ideal solution is not only the software which i can host on my server, but also a community of photographers. #photo #diaspora #mediagoblin #decentralization

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Map those instances, and one thing becomes clear pretty fast: Mastodon is mostly a Japanese phenomenon. The two largest Mastodon instances – and – have over 100,000 users each, significantly more than, the “mothership” site that Rochko himself administers. Three of the top five Mastodon instances are based in Japan, and the Mastodon monitoring project estimates that 61% of the network’s users are Japanese.

In one sense, this isn’t a surprise. Twitter is massive in Japan, where it has more users than Facebook, and is projected to be used by half of all social network users and a quarter of all internet users this year. But that’s not the whole explanation.

#mastodon #federation #decentralization

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There is this concept of ‘wilderness’. When Moses took Jews out of the slavery, on the way to their own country, they had this transition period called ‘wilderness’.

This is the time when they were wandering and wondering what’s so cool in being free, because they felt they lived better lives with free food and less suffering back in Egypt.

I think when we care about our freedom, we loose a lot of opportunities. Among them - opportunities to socialize at centralized social networks, to be flattered there, opportunities to gain friends, opportunities to use web services to convert files or edit pictures, etc. And people wonder if they did not loose freedoms, instead of gaining them.

To me that is very similar to the transition period Jews had in a desert. So we are in the wilderness. We are wilderness wanderers in search of freedom.

#wilderness #freedom #decentralization #slavery #moses #history #bible #wilderness_wandering #wander #wandering

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today’s internet is not decentralized, but multipolar. it has many centers.

it becomes something, which it would become, if there would be no arpanet with it’s decentralized design. it becomes something, which it would become, if usa would not contribute years of research to the public.

there was minitel. if someone remembers it. there were different online boards.

it becomes an universal access to different centers like minitel.

email still works as designed.

who will still use it after several years? #internet #minitel #bbs #decentralization #design

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decentralization matters to the regular user: it is very much exhausting to keep several identities and keep them synced. on this site for these people and on that site for those friends. like we aren’t on a one global network, but several not connected worlds.

we had to underestimate what may internet become, and invent rss/openid much earlier, this had to be the foundation of internet, just like smtp was. may be rss/openid is not enough.

even if one chooses photo hosting service, she could choose one, and follow friends on the other services, because all services would provide generic interfaces to exchange the data. and that would lead us to the real competition - where every service has equal opportunities, but must work hard on be a better service.

because otherwise the user will get it’s data and move to other service! and this is what i call a true competition.

now we already lost this. :/ may be something new, in addition or instead of rss/openid will make a change. some new technology, which will define interfaces for data exchange.

#internet #decentralization #web #openid #rss #identity #competition

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