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C'mon "boosted" should really be "retooted". 😁

Being able to OAuth with other services (and link back to them from Mastodon) could go a long way to verifiability without having to have a centralized concept "Verified". I.e. if I link my Twitter, GitHub, and Google accounts, you can be pretty dang sure it's actually me writing here.

Mastodon: thoughts on this "verification" BS? Why do? ✅

@cassidyjames rather, that would do a lot to convince me. As it stands, it's simply “Open Source old school Twitter” and I don't know if that's enough.

@cassidyjames Okay Mastodon, you need an edit function if you're going to convince me you're obviously superior to Twitter.

When someone explainer Mastodon to me as “It’s like Twitter in 2008 over there!” I was surprised to hear that as a positive. Give Twitter all the crap you want (and they certainly deserve it for some decisions they've made), but I'm actually a fan of things​ like being more intelligent about @ replies and embedded links.

Hey
Mastodon
peeps,
what
happens
if
I
compose
a
“toot”(?)
like
this?
Of
course
this
is
completely
stupid,
but
when
you
give
me
500
chars
to
work
with
but
display
it
like
Twitter,
it
creates
a
desire
to
do
something
stupid.
At
least
I
didn't
put
every
character
on
its
own
line;
that
would
have
been
even
more
ridiculous.
Wow,
it's
actually
difficult
to
hit
the
500
character
limit
when
you
don't
actually
have
something
specific
to
talk
about.
Almost
there!
Let
me
know
how
much
this
annoyed
you!!!!!

So who will implement time-based (30-sec?) editing first: Twitter or Mastodon?

@cassidyjames GNU Social, not Status. OStatus. Idk it's all confusing.

TIL Mastodon uses the GNU Status (formerly known as Iconica and StatusNet I think) format, so should be compatible with those networks. Interesting. Dunno if this is actually better than Twitter or not, but we'll see.

Hi @[email protected] Still curious how this will end up differently than GNU Social. Did you ever use that (or its previous iterations as Iconica or StatusNet)?

raise your hand if you're here because @BryanLunduke tweeted it 🖐️

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