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What's really... cool, I guess, is that I could scroll through posts behind the notifications

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Well, isn't this an interesting "undocumented feature." I expect it's with the mobile app @Tusky

I was on the notifications tab and pressed my phone's back button. This is what happened:

Seems like an interesting effort. Rather US-centric, but still a good place to start.

howtostopfacebook.org

If you're used to centralised networks like Facebook, you may be wondering why Mastodon and the Fediverse are spread across thousands of sites. Why not just have a single site where people sign up?

There are many important reasons, but maybe the most important is this:

Networks on single sites tend to be bought by bad people when they get popular 馃槧

It happened to Instagram (bought by Facebook), it happened to Whatsapp (bought by Facebook), it happened to YouTube (bought by Google). It can happen to ANYTHING built entirely around one site.

No matter how much you trust the people who run a site, when someone offers them billions of dollars they may just take the money.

Decentralised networks, where there is no central site, are much more resistant to buyouts.

No one owns the global email network, thousands of indie players like @Tutanota and @protonmail are able to offer alternatives, and if one provider behaves badly you can switch to a different provider.

#FediTips #Fediverse

Remember kids, tolerating intolerance is not tolerance.

How the heck do I get to server administration on the web version? There's a pending account, and I cannot find any link anywhere to get to server administration! I found it buried somewhere last time, but I don't remember where or how...
@Mastodon @mastohost

Trump or no Trump, Canada's relationship with the U.S. isn't going back to 'normal' soon 

cbc.ca/amp/1.5595695

It's no surprise that two Canadian academics recently proposed dusting off the "third option" doctrine that Pierre Trudeau's government developed in the 1970s 鈥 the last time the United States seemed to be coming apart.

Antarctica Melts Under Its Hottest Days on Record
earthobservatory.nasa.gov/imag

"Such persistent warmth was not typical in Antarctica until the 21st century, but it has become more common in recent years."

In the internet streaming wars, viewers always lose.
slate.com/technology/2020/02/n

"Now, instead of paying one cable bill for all the channels, the ones we want and those we don鈥檛, we鈥檙e paying for countless individual services just for the one or two programs or movies we want to watch on each of them. And that will bring back piracy, which is bouncing back after having been on the decline for years."

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Canadian Mastodon Server

Canadian Mastodon Server, eh! 馃嚚馃嚘