Kevin Ohlsson


mastodon is just better

2023-01-15

When I scroll Twitter, it's mostly just "oh, I guess that happened. Oh, that sucks. Aww, that's cute. Oh no, that person died? Ugh, more sportscrap I don't care about.", meanwhile, when I scroll Mastodon, it's more like like "OH! That seems interesting, gotta check that out. Oh hey, that's cool, show me more. Aww, that's cute."

This obviously is not just because of the platform itself, but more dependant on the people I follow on the various platforms. But on Twitter it feels like an uphill battle to see something fun, cool, or interesting. Not on Mastodon.

I will also not blame Twitter for being a toxic helldump like so many others would. As a Tweetdeck user, I don't see any of the trending topics or hashtags, and thankfully miss out on so much extra horrible garbage. I only see what the people I follow share ... unfortunately that's still a lot of horrible garbage.

Sidenote:

I was playing around with DiffusionBee, trying to make a banner/header image for this post. Below are the different results.

prompt: social platform Twitter bird on fire
prompt: social platform Twitter bird on fire
prompt: social platform Twitter bird on fire
prompt: social platform Twitter bird on fire
prompt: mastodon battles Twitter
prompt: mastodon battles Twitter

None of them felt right to use as a banner, but I figured I'd share them anyway

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am i understanding this correctly?

Jan 14, 2023

About this whole "federated social media" thing...

So, I just wanna make sure I understand this correctly...
So we can use our Mastodon accounts to sign up/follow on other services (like Pixelfed or PeerTube), and get what we follow on these other services into our feed on our mastodon account? Why hasn't this already been the defacto standard for years already?!

Oh right... there's no admoney to be made from all of this, so noone cares. Let's hope this changes quickly. Not the ads, but peoples attitudes.

Sources:

Pixelfed comment/where I got the idea from:
macstories: making-activitypub-your-social-media-hub-for-mastodon-and-other-decentralized-services/
PeerTube comment:
https://mstdn.social/@feditips/107100827274511827

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How the internet (partially) works

Jan 14, 2023
thumbnail for the video 'ICANN and the 7 Keys to the internet'

A podcast episode, longer than an hour, going over nerdy details about one of the cornerstones of the infrastructure making the internet work? Yes please.

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