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> Is it really though[0]? Why Twitter?

Because Twitter has a great network effect, everyone's on it and you can follow anyone you want, make new connections, advertise your projects or products, get your voice heard, follow people you like etc.

Nobody is on the fediverse, why would I get there? The only reason I would go there is to get complete freedom of speech, anything else, Twitter already does it and better thanks to network effects. If you are going to censor political speech you don't like just like twitter, then I see no point in switching.

With the blockchain, you could be banned from a client, but the distributed ledger would still allow you to follow people using other clients. Big difference. I agree that I haven't seen any working solution using a blockchain so far, which is what I said in my initial post. Whenever they manage to make a blockchain scale (if at all possible), then it might happen. Forking the ledger anytime there's a user you politically disagree with sounds very expensive not sustainable. Specially if the ledger is the main BTC or ETH, not gonna be effective.




I don't think everyone is on Twitter, and I'll readily admit your tone makes me think you don't care about the people that are on the Fediverse.

> The only reason I would go there is to get complete freedom of speech, anything else, Twitter already does it and better thanks to network effects. If you are going to censor political speech you don't like just like twitter, then I see no point in switching.

Twitter can ban a person from the entire network/product versus no-one can boot a person off the Fediverse. Plus native integration with blogs and music and videos and other forms of content produced from other kinds of apps. Try leaving a facebook comment from a Twitter account, let alone trying to view such a post cross-applications.

> With the blockchain, you could be banned from a client, but the distributed ledger would still allow you to follow people using other clients. Big difference.

You can always spin up a single-user instance that is receive-only to ensure you get the diverse content you want.

Blockchain or Fediverse, replying would still be filtered out (by the popular blockchain client that filters your stuff, or by fediverse blocks on your send-and-receive account).

I'm going to step away from this conversation, I've pretty much said all I can on the matter, and have been talking in circles.


I used to be an ostatus user and enjoyed the concept, can't remember pods being banned at this rate back then, or at all. I care about the fediverse more than you think.

> Try leaving a facebook comment from a Twitter account

That's a feature no one really want, I hated when people mirrored their tweets to facebook for example. Different apps, different crowds, don't mix it.

> You can always spin up a single-user instance that is receive-only to ensure you get the diverse content you want.

Well no, did you read your own mastodon.technology rules? I can get banned from following from one pod if I follow people from another pod it doesn't like. Even if I don't say anything. Even twitter isn't that extreme.




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