Anyway, that's my earnestposting done for quite a while so I'll resume my usual programming of "tweeting extremely rarely" until I can hack together federation to/from my personal site etc

Most technologists approach the solution to the current hostile, warped internet as "let's solve the tech!" and forget that governance is a problem we need to solve too.

So I guess first off, thanks to social.coop for existing. I'm a pretty firm believer that the current model of "every site is a fiefdom" only scales well if we have lots of small fiefdoms, instead of a few large fiefdom (Facebook, Twitter, Google). Even then, modelling everything as individually run fiefdoms sucks. I'm glad that within the network of fiefdoms, someone's trying "democracy".

Time to start using this, I guess.

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