reading about the bluesky lead's theory of social media as expressed by a "we're hiring" statement https://nitter.net/paraga/status/1204766188074459136?s=19
bluesky, fedi meta
two standout elements:
fedi has seen that algorithms are unavoidable. any index is an algorithm. you want to mess with it. you make lists, you flit between local and home, you block users and instances and words. mastodon even has trending sparklines. parag recognizes this is an inevitable aspect of social media.
- "business models for the various entities participating"
there has been very limited commercial uptake on the fediverse. people post patreons and help requests and money moves around, but through orthogonal systems like paypal and liberapay. treating commerce as a priority architecturally addresses the elephant in the room: that we're already doing commerce but the tooling sucks.
@aaronpk As a person who is committed to never having a job at a tech company ever again, it is imperative that I say stuff like this
I guess I'm too used to reading with the mobile client I use, #Fedilab, where I can just tap on the image to show the alt text.
I suspect that on a desktop browser with mouse, you can just hover over the image to have it show up as a tooltip? I guess the nicest might be to have an option in Friendica/Mastodon to have the image description always available underneath the image.
It's probably something I could script as a #UserScript extension too?
But I see why you used OCRBot. :)
still a bit cumbersome way I guess :)
Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.