@Gargron Maybe I'm totally missing something but if the Profile Directory is for discovery, why can't I search for people posting with hashtags I'm actually interested in instead of the most popular ones? It can be attached to server-wide hastag landing pages as well. (Profiles talking about the hashtag often in the sidebar?)
@ivan The good old social-media #curation conundrum... People vs topics.
Google+ had collections so you were able to follow only the parts of profile's content you were interested in. For the topic in general you joined/created a dedicated community.
I'm still trying to solve it with hashtags here in the #fediverse, subscribing to several relays and having a multi-hashtag search column pinned in the #Mastodon default web interface alongside my home timeline.
@brianna Agree. I gave them to whole my extended family and all the service calls suddenly stopped. :) Alas lot of people reviewing or recommending tech lack the empathy to recommend something suitable for the vast majority of people but not their personal power-usage. (Eg. YouTubers complaining about the lack of ability to edit professional videos on them. :) )
When even after several years large portion of the general public still doesn't understand the benefits of #Chromebooks, #Google recruits #BillNye for their new ad campaign to talk about irrationalities involved...
As a model for micro-payments to sites (which can replace the need for ads), I find this compelling: https://discourse.wicg.io/t/proposal-web-monetization-a-new-revenue-model-for-the-web/3785
Disclosure: I have chatted with a couple folks behind it.
@uther @Taris These got "✅ Enabled" (approved) Status in my #Mastodon #admin interface:
🇨🇿 in Czech, Hrabiš
#ChromeExtension pro odfiltrování výrobků Agrofertu na Rohlik.cz, TESCO a Košík.cz. Používáme 3 měsíce, funguje skvěle...
@chartier @dtluna The pessimist in me sees it as too little too late... https://mastodon.social/@unextro/100407977418513932
@Kat Even if you pay a monthly subscription fee instead?
@uther I'd say mainly #singleUserInstance problems. Some of the premises the #fediverse is built on break apart once you're the only user on an instance. You mostly see no other replies to the posts in your timeline so you have to rely on the public web version of the posts etc. I wish #Mastodon devs paid more attention to this use-case. Topic-based #relays and remote thread fetching would go a long way...
@uther Yeah, I'm using relays to get content for my hashtag search column... https://social.unextro.net/@ondra/102490950766827248
@torgo Are they active on Twitter? I see people like @jalcine or @aaronpk embracing both fediverse and #indieWeb, in their different ways. I more and more find myself wanting to merge #CMS with a #fediverse server similar to what Aaron has. Twitter-clones like Mastodon motivate people by-design to (re)post low-value ephemeral posts full out of context screenshots etc. Not mentioning the resulting #FOMO. Indie Web seems to be in a different game to me.
Announcing ActivityPub Conf 2019! September 7th & 8th in Prague, immediately following Rebooting Web of Trust. https://dustycloud.org/blog/activitypub-conf-2019/
Space is limited, see post for details. We are also soliciting talks.
Hope to see you there!
@bjarni @rune @kensanata That's why I'm currently subscribed to 9 relays. Just to to get some fodder for my hashtag search column. Receiving only posts with hashtags I'm interested in would be much more effective, of course. I've seen some discussions about relays for hashtags but AFAIK there's not enough developer interest in relays in general, at least from the #Mastodev team.
Ondřej's personal fediverse server instance.