@loke@liaizon Actually, this article is a consequence of a large influx of Indian users ^^
It's also riddled with the usual inacurracies: mastodon is not an app; "it should learn from twitter […]" from ppl who don't know jack-snip about the fediverse and think it's a company; "it's gonna die soon"… No big deal, we've read that a dozen times over already X-)
Please stress to new users to pick something from here: https://instances.social/ and not all flock to the same instance, which will add a lot of server strain to people who are hosting mastodon out of their pocket and donations, which is ALL INSTANCES.
@liaizon nope. just made my account. and my main concern is how mastodon can essentially be destroyed by this since there aren't resources to maintain a huge staff of counter-measure operators like twitter and facebook does (and still fail to manage).
@Beiz@liaizon the biggest difference which I don't see being touched on is that "failure" is subject to each instance's interpretation rather than engagement metrics being pelted at VC executives. The idea that this network responds the same way to these kinds of infiltration attempts by large corps begs the question of what the mechanistic differences are, and any discussion leaving them out would not seem compelling.
@vala@liaizon I totally agree, I just noticed that was probably the source of the mistake.
crowd intelligence (in social networks for example) is still more efficient to describe things that so called "specialists" in mainstream medias, that mainly just write #bullshit. They should at least ask review for comment by people that work on subject of their articles.
@liaizon The article obviously knows nothing of Mastodon, other than it's an alternative to Twitter (it's presented as a German social media platform whose code of conduct is Open Source 💢 ), but hell, it's not everyday FOSS makes its way to the papers 🎉
@polychrome@mewmew@contact Who came up with the name Pleroma btw? I don't know the back story of that one. Its been 2 years and I still have trouble saying it out loud. Though that might be because I dated someone name Paloma for 4 years so my brain gets them tied up