This is probably going to be a rant, so you may want to continue scrolling.
For a while, I’ve been considering setting up a GNU Social instance. Needless to say that most other forms of ‘social media’ are hostile, considering their data mining and restriction of freedoms, but rms has some wonderful pages on that so I won’t get into that. However, I will write about why I’m not going to be setting up a GNU social instance. These are not technical reasons, just reasons it wouldn’t be useful for me.
Due to circumstances involving needing to contact someone and them only leaving a Discord invite link, I ended up trying it. It wasn’t fun, or pretty.
At risk of sounding like an old man shouting at clouds, there’s some terminology I’d like to correct a large number of people on:
A potential alternative to the flawed concept of instances blocking other instances.
I got bored a while ago, and came up with an idea to capitalize on people’s brand-centricness.