I just went around and did some basic nmap-ing on the most popular Mastodon instances, and there's some seriously sketchy stuff in there. Publicly reachable Postgres servers, tons of open internal HTTP ports, SSH with password login, multiple Mastodon instances that seem to be running on mail server VMs, …
I guess if you're just running a single-user instance for yourself, sure, but those are all 2000+ user instances.
Socialist? Anarchist? Progressive? Communist? Radical whatever (except Right)??.... find, meet and join others here...
Please spread this URL.
The federated network as it currently stands certainly presents user discovery challenges, but I'll tell y'all what, putting together a home feed made up of the output of some fantastic minds has been pleasantly effortless by watching y'all post in federated public feeds.
Good job, y'all, give yourselves a nice round of boosts.
Placards: General strike, Ⓐ
Banner: We don't want a bigger piece of the pie. We want the whole fluffing factory.
You know what fucks me up? If you talk to your average capitalist, get to know them, gain their trust, they will admit to you that they know capitalism is shit. They know the market doesn't optimize for efficiency or social good. They just see it as an inevitability, and want to be on the winning side. I'm not saying all of them are like this, but I've met too many to think it's a coincidence.
One of the dogs wrote a poem about food. I think you will like it...
I have eaten
that were on
you were probably
they were delicious
and so soft https://toot.cat/media/J_GkmFb2Zfv_C1BQfhE
activism, group dynamics
Committees are a means of delegating a few decisions to a smaller group. They're good at taking the time to bring all views on board and arrive at something approaching consensus.
But actual work is a process including many micro-decisions, and slowing each of those down by the committee process dooms a project.
Best practice: delegate the work itself to 1-5 people, then have a committee or assembly critique and possibly approve the final product (document, logo, etc).
activism, group dynamics
There's nothing more naive and depressing than young activists who think deferring the editing of a document to AFTER dozens of people join your org is a bright and novel idea.
Repeat after me: Do not edit by committee. Do not design by committee. Do not delegate any actual work to a committee. Ever.
I remember reading a few months ago an excellent article by The Economist stating :
"The mechanisms of (internet) are only now beginning to be understood. One crucial process is “homophilous sorting”: like-minded people forming clusters."
What I love about Mastodon is that unless you go to the lenght of blocking everyone having a different opinion than yours, you are perpetually confronted to different perspectives, which I really think is a wonderful thing 🐘
source : http://econ.st/2ccgdMT