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Facebook persona non grata pivots toward the Fediverse

Facebook persona non grata pivots toward the Fediverse

— Thirty days ago, Facebook and Instagram blocked this blog, citing an unspecified violation of community standards. I lost my ability to interact with other users on Instagram until I removed the link to the blog. On Facebook, any content mentioning the blog was deleted. My hunch is that it wasn't any single post, but rather an algorithmic scoring system that added up every individual bit of wrongthink until it dropped the ban-hammer.
Follow-up on the Fediverse … and a travel experiment

Follow-up on the Fediverse … and a travel experiment

— Since my post last week about federated social networking, I’m aware of only one reader who was inspired to create an account in the Fediverse: my mom 😀. For those of you who are close family or in-real-life friends of mine, my offer to hook you up on my own Mastodon server still stands. Just let me know. I’m heading out of town next Friday — a week from today — for a short, three-day trip to South Dakota and Wyoming.
Getting started with federated social networking

Getting started with federated social networking

— Over the last month or so, I’ve been diving into the world of federated social networking. It occurred to me, maybe a few readers here would be curious what federated social networking is, how it differs from centralized social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and how to get started using it. The inspiration for this post is, as it often is, my beautiful wife Kathryn. She already has an account on a federated social networking server, but she has complained several times that she doesn’t know what to do with it.