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.
Hot off the presses, it's another new blog post! https://medium.com/elementaryos/adios-transifex-weve-gone-to-weblate-59870dea06b2
Hey peeps, remember Diaspora?
Mastodon: thoughts on this "verification" BS? Why do? ✅
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.
So who will implement time-based (30-sec?) editing first: Twitter or Mastodon?
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.