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Open source social media: The Fediverse

What is the Fediverse you're probably asking... well it's a collection of servers using decentralized, open source, social media platforms.

what that means is that it's not controlled by corporations, nothing is on a single server that can be hacked, and it's free to join, plus there's cross pollination between it all.

some more well known platforms include mastodon, basically a twitter alternative with aspects of tumblr.  Frendica, a decentralized face book alternative where people can make their own servers and stuff, and peertube which is a peer to peer based decentralized alternative to youtube and other video sharing platforms.

it's a lot harder to do DMCA claims and such, and it's hard to have information be lost.

it's possible this is the future of social media once the corps stagnate a bit but who knows...

just wanted to share this crazy thing I've stumbled upon.
"I reject your reality and subsitute my own." - Adam Savage, Mythbusters
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Very interesting...

anything to compete with the new data mining conglomerates, I'm all for it.

it's kinda exciting that there's new alternatives popping up, in a way building a new region of cyberspace designed around the media we all consume, but reflecting the old ways of doing things and keeping it out of corporation hands.
"I reject your reality and subsitute my own." - Adam Savage, Mythbusters
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