Ongoing discussions regarding Digital Services Act cannot accept thinking out-of-box. Our whole society is trapped in discussions about how to regulate the big, centralized platforms, rather than give the opportunity to expand for decentralized platforms like Mastodon.
trapped in a discussion on the wrong topic
The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis states that “language pre-determines thought”.
This article notes that Fediverse promotion seems to fail because it’s too developer-centric instead of user-centric.
This is such an interesting topic, and a big opportunity to bring changes here. I wrote that forum post, and if enough people want to join we'll set up #FediverseFutures initiative to encourage fedizens to take different approaches.
Besides that at #SocialHub there's the effort to erect a Special Interest Group for #interoperability and to lobby for the EU Digital Markets Act. Here we just talked about positioning #fediverse as decentralized alternative
Things needs time + effort to be grasped and embraced by the masses. Terms as 'internet' and 'web' are just as abstract as 'fediverse'. Others like 'mail' have changed meaning, no longer referring to snail mail first.
And monopolists to their delight saw terminology align with their brand, like 'googling' for search. Something where DDG has no answer for (I sometimes use 'ducking')
Fediverse is something vibrant and new that arose from the web.
I am optimistic that the fediverse will get more popular with time. There are people that say that things like Mastodon and Pleroma are gonna be just niche experiments forever, but lately I've seen that there is a worry from common people about facebook and the likes holding our data in one place. You are right, we just need more time
@mikulas_peksa Well, people need guides, tutorials and easy explanation, why Mastodon or something like that is better. People doesn't understand what can imagine under words like "decentralization" "freedom" "open source". This is a same reason why i started record videos about Linux on mainstream platform - YouTube.
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