so what choice is there? your info owned by a racist corporation (twitter, fb, etc) or your info owned by everyone including your gov and your abusers (masto). hmm.


We have to build off what's around. I always said that Mastodon/ActivityPub is just a step on that evolution. We still don't quite have the tools to grow our communities while keeping them safe.

The us owning our own data will be the next step. But making systems safe from abuse is something only beginning (see MonsterPit fork which properly hides profiles, does blocks, disables replying, etc).


But even then the problems are still human. This was explored in this thread a year ago on metafilter. A tightly moderated liberal-leaning discussion forum that hadn't properly dealt with the whiteness of its users and mods.

@zzz i certainly agree about it being a stepping stone. i just wish the discussion about privacy was prioritized...

thanks for sharing i’ll check it out!

@mo well, they don't own it, they can simply look at it.

people could still see everything you posted publicly on Twitter if you blocked them simply by logging out. honestly the block button there was only useful for pissing people off. instead of blaming the system, perhaps you should just not post things publicly that you don't want to be public.

if you want things to be private, use end to end encrypted chat, like xmpp with omemo or delta chat.
@mo well if you didn't want unsolicited replies from strangers you shouldn't have posted it publicly
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