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I sort of feel like churches with reasonable web presences should be setting up Mastodon instances for their congregation. They can control the experience by limiting/moderating federation and they can start nudging people away from Facebook.

I don’t know if I’ll ever use them, but custom emoji in Mastodon is pretty cool. And that’s coming from someone who generally avoids using emoji at all.

It sort of feels like the official Mastodon app is going to suck a lot of air out of the room for other clients. I hope there will be at least a few that continue development.

Just submitted a feature request to Mastodon for a timeline sync API. It would be cool if you could seamlessly transition between apps and devices without losing your place in the timeline.

in case anyone wanted to voice their support for it:

“You shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others for providing misinformation out there”

At what point do we admit that our government is violating our freedom of speech?

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Huge news courtesy of Mike Rockwell about PocketCasts joining Automattic!

Just like Day One, I’m really hopeful about this acquisition and am interested to see how they can integrate the two platforms going forward.

I think Metatext is actually the best Mastodon client for iOS.

Wouldn’t it be cool if Slack fixed their bold/italic markdown implementation? I *always* get it wrong the first time.

We started watching old seasons of Top Chef a week or two ago. I always forget how incredibly good this show is.

I don't want to go down the rabbit hole on the specifics of *this* because that isn't the point. I don't like the idea of Facebook removing social media posts at the direction of our government.

Notice at the beginning of a video from one of my favorite YouTubers:

“Please check if you are subscribed! (Sometimes YouTube automatically unsubscribed people.)”

YouTube stinks.

Restructured last night. It will continue to house my shorter-form, Twitter-like posts, but that isn't surfaced from the homepage anymore since I'm Mastodon-first now.

I really need to start pruning my RSS subscriptions. They're getting a little out of control.

PeerTube offering RSS feeds with enclosures is pretty rad. You can just subscribe to them in a podcast client that handles video shows. I wish more content creators published to it.

Turns out development of Amarok was recently discontinued because of the upcoming official Mastodon client. I wonder how that will impact the Librem Social client.

Swap Librem Social for Amarok in that list. Librem Social is based on Amarok, but I think its inferior in a number of ways.

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I’m using Mastodon’s web app for now, but I started exploring the native apps. Librem Social, Mast, Metatext, and tooot seem to be the best of the bunch.

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Mike Rockwell's choices:

The open source, decentralized social network we deserve. Powered by Mastodon.