@jalcine So "web of trust" has gotten a bad rap because most people associate "web of trust" with PGP's hyper-nerds-only model. And keep in mind, we need to survive a system where there isn't a global "one true name" for every person. Ie, you shouldn't confuse me with Chris Webber the basketball player, but neither myself nor the basketball player should be able to establish a monopoly on that name. But the petnames system described in https://github.com/cwebber/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-spring2018/blob/petnames/draft-documents/making-dids-invisible-with-petnames.md is designed for this:
@mastohost Correct. Every time I mention federation with anyone remotely technical, the first thing response I hear is how they'd like to self-host.
I love being on a single-user instance (especially thanks to your service), even though it has some challenges and hassles for the casual user experience. But I avoid recommending the practice to other people since I'm worried they won't know what they're getting into and burn themselves out.
I went to order my afternoon latte and my barista asked me about Mastodon.
Seriously. This actually happened.
All he knows is that I sit in his coffee shop all day working on something having to do with Twitter and that there's a bunch of bad news about Twitter today.
Just deactivated. Appropriately, this is what you now get when you visit twitter.com/thijs
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: Now this is a unique way to phish.
Meet the Hearthstones
They're an Azeroth card family
Inn in Goldshire
They're a page right out of WOW's story
Was able to turn it off with an about:config setting. Browsers are growing up too fast for me these days.