To all Mastodon-admins: seems like there's an attack on all instances by troll accounts. Servers get slow because of it.
They use thousands of subdomains of activitypub-troll.cf. My 'pull' queues skyrocketed.
I now blocked the domain activitypub-troll.cf and all is back to normal. Please check if you're hit too.
Davies, David, Eustáquio and Buchanan are a good base for next World Cup. Hope we see more stars come through to build on that.
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Goals scored in the Men's World Cup before this one: 0
Goals scored in the Men's World Cup now: 2
I'm always happy when I see examples of people "in crypto" doing things that counter the "all crypto is bad" narrative, e.g., Alona Shevchenko of Ukraine DAO:
"Crypto remains a controversial subject for many people.
But in the early days of the full scale invasion, crypto was there for Ukraine's defence when no one else was.
Ukraine DAO made the largest donation to BackAndAlive in the Foundation's history - $4m."
An all-female refereeing trio will take charge for the first time at a men's #FIFAWorldCup in the match between Costa Rica and Germany 🙌
Referee Stéphanie Frappart will be joined by assistants Neuza Back and Karen Diaz.
The absolute irony of Canadian media being furious that Davies doesn't talk to them, after decades of Canadian media ignoring Canadian women's and men's soccer.
Flickr CEO Don MacAskill (@d0n) is currently running a poll to decide whether to add #ActivityPub to Flickr to join the #fediverse (Mastodon, Pixelfed, Peertube, etc.)
Make your voice heard:
Poll on Twitter too:
Remember this has good and bad repercussions whether you use Flickr or not, it would be the first time an old giant joins us but also would bring many many new issues we would have to face together. Please boost for reach!
"The number of #Chinese users across instances of the decentralized social media platform #Mastodon has grown nearly 50 per cent this year as social media crackdowns at home drive some to look for other places to express themselves."
PSA: Do Not Use Services That Hate The Internet. As you look around for a new social media platform, I implore you, only use one that is a part of the World Wide Web. tl;dr avoid Hive and Post. If posts in a social media app do not have URLs that can...
As you're considering the other new Twitter alternatives, ask yourself if you really want to go to another corporate entity that could end up being just as bad as Twitter and Facebook. Algorithmic sites, by design, reward hate and outrage. You're jumping into another fire.
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I'm choosing to spend my time trying to make this place succeed — helping new users and saving my best content for here.