The Fediverse Could Be Awesome (if we don’t screw it up)

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Cindy Cohn & Rory Mir

“For the past two weeks, people have been leaving Twitter. Many others are reducing their reliance on it. Great numbers of ex-Twitter users and employees are making a new home in the ‘fediverse,’ fleeing the chaos of Elon Musk’s takeover. This exodus includes prominent figures from civil society, tech law and policy, business and journalism. It also represents a rare opportunity to make a better corner of the internet … if we don’t screw it up. The fediverse isn’t a single, gigantic social media platform like Facebook or Twitter. It’s an expanding ecosystem of interconnected social media sites and services that let people interact with each other no matter which one of these sites and services they have an account with. That means that people can tailor and better control their experience of social media, and be less reliant on a monoculture sown by a handful of tech giants.” (11/16/22)