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A big difference I noticed between the and mainstream namely is the way "content" is edited. Insta is very visual so everything is wrapped into a picture. Even if the media type doesn't fit into a picture like text. Everything is cramped into this visual format. The fediverse is different. You choose the platform fitting your style. A little text, , a lot of text, maybe . Your cute photo.... All inside the same social network.

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@witziege Isn't it grand? :) I really love the Fediverse. It "feels" like an internet from a much earlier age when people were proud of thinking differently and rejecting mainstream ideas in favor of their own :)

@feoh Although it may sounds paradox but I'd really like to see the go mainstream. Digital communication has become an integral part of living in todays world. Commercial social networks put humans online interaction into a cage. The fediverse could unlock it.

@witziege It's not paradoxical at all. However I think there are some broad conceptual barriers that need to be overcome first. For starters, try talking to a non technical person about the fediverse and explaining what an instance means and why choosing one matters. I guarantee total deer caught in headlights mode in 30 seconds or less.

@witziege @feoh Yeah, the whole centralized walled-garden services thing has really become a headache (for anyone who would like to explain how internet services *should* work). At the very least, if people understand that email isn't centralized, one would hope the leap of understanding that other 'things' could work in a similar fashion wouldn't be too much.

However, I suspect the part about how to choose an instance could well cause one to gloss over considering most people actively don't want to know or care what their Facebook-run services are doing to their information.

@witziege And, to be clear, I think these hurdles WILL be overcome, but until then, I will enjoy the fediverse being the crazy collection of delicious weirdos and free thinkers it is today.

@witziege

A little bit of Monica in my life
A little bit of Erica by my side
A little bit of Rita is all I need
A little bit of Tina is what I see
A little bit of Sandra in the sun
A little bit of Mary all night long
A little bit of Jessica, here I am
A little bit of you makes me your man

Lou Bega
Mambo No. 5
2009

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@witziege why not "a lot of text... a blog post"? Both mastodon and #pleroma are for microblogging, so not the most suitable for extensive posts – although that doesn't seem to stop some self righteous... individuals.

#writefreely and #plume are for blogging: both federate but I'm not sure about their development status.

@vesperto The point of my post was that the fediverse offers more variety to display your message in a way you find suiting it the most. And that's entirely up to the user.

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