Finally an article that mentions Mastodon on Techcrunch, not as positive as one would hope but hey, I'll take what I can get. I think there's one good quote from me in there.


Project: Bluesky, I didn’t know they pulled you in.

How’s that going?

@thegibson They've collected a bunch of proposals from different protocol developers, ActivityPub among them. That is the extent of our involvement to date.


@gargron @TheGibson The whole thing feels like an inane gamble to put the risk and cost on independent operators while maintaining something like control over the whole. Cut costs, deflect responsibility, feign innocence. they'll settle on whichever one can be run through analytics and monetized most efficiently.

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@gargron @TheGibson but like
I get having to be involved despite the whole thing not really being a thing twitter really has to do at all. Even with worst-case regulation lawsuits they could fight for years before making a single change. And in light of all this 'history'? I can only imagine twitter is valued even higher for being potently effective at messaging in very tangible ways.

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