A Mastodon instance dedicated to coworking people?

Hi there,
I am extensively testing Mastodon (something a lot like twitter, but based on FOSS, decentralized: anybody can run an instance where people host their accounts, and the instance connects to a “Fediverse” aka a Federation of servers using the same software, et voilà, you get Twitter, but better, that passed the half-million users worldwide recently).

Are there other members of this group looking forward to opening a coworking dedicated instance?

Do you think that could be a cool service to offer on coworking.org?

I am @[email protected] if you wanna join and discuss this there.

-Y.

I recently joined a custom Mastadon server that has a funny tweak: you’re not allowed to use the letter “E” or any character variation on it.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/its-like-tweeting-but-you-cant-use-the-letter-e

It’s a silly constraint that leads to some rather clever writing. Not something I’ve really spent much time with, but it reminds me of some of the early internet communities that I joined in that it’s relatively small and the ability to create these special sub communities is kinda like how forums have sub-forums, allowing more focused conversations to thrive.

Would be fun to see something like this set up for coworking. I presume someone has to pay for the server to keep it running, right? Or is there a way to run one for free?

-Alex

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On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 2:26 PM, Yann Heurtaux [email protected] wrote:

Hi there,
I am extensively testing Mastodon (something a lot like twitter, but based on FOSS, decentralized: anybody can run an instance where people host their accounts, and the instance connects to a “Fediverse” aka a Federation of servers using the same software, et voilà, you get Twitter, but better, that passed the half-million users worldwide recently).

Are there other members of this group looking forward to opening a coworking dedicated instance?

Do you think that could be a cool service to offer on coworking.org?

I am @[email protected] if you wanna join and discuss this there.

-Y.

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Yes, I know some early members of the Oulipo instance :slight_smile:
Hosting and bandwidth costs, even limited, are to be expected. Most important resource is time from a volunteer sysadmin (at least one).

Pretty much sure e.g. coworking.ch could cover for the very limited hosting costs. Do we have a sysadmin volunteering? :wink:

An instance where you can’t technically post a toot with “co-working” in it? ^^ #deathtothehyphen

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On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:16 PM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:

I recently joined a custom Mastadon server that has a funny tweak: you’re not allowed to use the letter “E” or any character variation on it.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/its-like-tweeting-but-you-cant-use-the-letter-e

It’s a silly constraint that leads to some rather clever writing. Not something I’ve really spent much time with, but it reminds me of some of the early internet communities that I joined in that it’s relatively small and the ability to create these special sub communities is kinda like how forums have sub-forums, allowing more focused conversations to thrive.

Would be fun to see something like this set up for coworking. I presume someone has to pay for the server to keep it running, right? Or is there a way to run one for free?

-Alex

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The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.

Better Coworkers: http://indyhall.org

Weekly Coworking Tips: http://coworkingweekly.com

My Audiobook: https://theindyhallway.com/ten

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 2:26 PM, Yann Heurtaux [email protected] wrote:

Hi there,
I am extensively testing Mastodon (something a lot like twitter, but based on FOSS, decentralized: anybody can run an instance where people host their accounts, and the instance connects to a “Fediverse” aka a Federation of servers using the same software, et voilà, you get Twitter, but better, that passed the half-million users worldwide recently).

Are there other members of this group looking forward to opening a coworking dedicated instance?

Do you think that could be a cool service to offer on coworking.org?

I am @[email protected] if you wanna join and discuss this there.

-Y.

Visit this forum on the web at http://discuss.coworking.com


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