A lot of weird new software licenses going around. It feels like this is creating a kind of anti-network effect where the goal is to fragment the space.

So I have a personal appreciation for any app that can do this. Actually making federation work is pretty impressive.

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When I was a kid I wrote a chat app on the Dartmouth College time sharing system. It was called “Echo” and I used it as a swap-in replacement for the default app “Excalibur”. Everyone hated it.

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Surprised at how usable the Mastodon app is. The followers count seems to lag on iOS but still impressed at how much good engineering has been done here.

Hope this ends up being like infosec Twitter used to be a few years ago. Thanks to Elon Musk for giving me the push to give it a try.


InfoSec Community within the Fediverse. Newbies, experts, gurus - Everyone is Welcome! Instance is supposed to be fast and secure.

We have a Getting Started Guide here: https://ioc.wiki/mastodon