@liaizon @aral @sl007 @rhiaro @nicol

Yeah..

> Twitter's funding of Bluesky is not subject to any conditions except one: that Bluesky is to research and develop technologies that enable open and decentralized public conversation.

Which says nothing. May just be the angel funding of Jack, with what he had in his wallet at the time of the meeting. Intending to pounce later, once the big VC is on board.

@humanetech @liaizon @sl007 @rhiaro @nicol Seriously, we’re smarter than this now, right? We don’t just fall for the next thing that’s aimed at staving off regulation, do we?

Oh, look, this billionaire is acting against his own interests (statistically, he’s a he) ← never a thing, ever.

@aral

Wow wow, you keep tagging me, ha ha. I am critical in all toots about this whole shebang. Think the others there just as much :D

@aral and even if they were 100% independent I wouldn't want them to adopt AP, just for the attention that would raise in the corporate world.

I said a bunch of times: "Fediverse is managing to get interesting.. for exploitation. Yet not getting stronger to withstand a corporate onslaught".

@humanetech Email was federated. Then gmail happened.

I’m clearly not sick of saying it yet (for some reason) but we need systems that cannot be captured and enclosed. Where economies of scale don’t make sense. And those are systems where we don’t have servers of 1-1,000,000 but servers of 1 (which are just always-on relay nodes in an otherwise peer to peer network). That’s the small web vision. And we desperately need it to exist. (Well, I do, at least.)

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For me, the one thing that really makes gmail practically indispensable is that it handles the spam filtering very well.

Keeping spam filters up to date and effective on a personal email client or server was an arms race, and a real chore.

I hardly get any truly legit email now. It's mostly just "the interesting junk mail" versus the "the annoying junk mail", but I feel like I need a 1st-contact email, still.

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@TerryHancock @aral @humanetech I still run my own mailserver (mailcow), but I also use a commercial spam filtering service with it. It costs nothing compared having to maintain it all myself.

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