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commit ff63127c908ff605c07060ee9b90eb4b755d4ace
parent 5ab9a875098f8011b9d094f1154756aea2349223
Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Sun, 10 May 2020 23:53:41 -0400

Publish new blog post

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diff --git a/pages/blog.md b/pages/blog.md @@ -20,6 +20,7 @@ href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">Mastodon</a>. ### 2020 <ul> + <li>2020-05-10 <a href="blog/why-i-love-the-fediverse">Why I Love the Fediverse</a></li> <li>2020-05-09 <a href="blog/submitting-a-bug-report-to-freebsd">Submitting a Bug Report to FreeBSD</a></li> <li>2020-05-08 <a href="blog/cat-v-considered-harmful">Cat -v Considered Harmful</a></li> <li>2020-05-07 <a href="blog/unsure-what-to-write">Unsure What To Write</a></li> diff --git a/pages/blog/why-i-love-the-fediverse.md b/pages/blog/why-i-love-the-fediverse.md @@ -0,0 +1,52 @@ +## Why I Love the Fediverse + +[//]: # "In which I discuss why I've been enjoying my time in the fediverse and why I think it's so much better than other social platforms." + +[//]: # "main.min.css" + +[//]: # + +<div class="byline"> +<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | + <b>Posted:</b> 2020-05-10 | + <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-05-10 +</div> + +The [fediverse](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fediverse) (federated universe) is +made up of different pieces of [federating +software](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_social_network) such as +[Pleroma](https://pleroma.social/) or [Mastodon](https://joinmastodon.org/). +There are some obvious benefits to this model such as having the ability to run +your own instance, the protocols and software being open source, and having +control over your own data unlike on other platforms such as Facebook or +Twitter, but that's not what I want to focus on in this post. + +A few years back I, swore off of social media after experiencing the toxicity of +places like Reddit and Twitter which have undoubtedly been +[Septembered](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September). The influx of +"normal people" has lead to a decrease in the quality of discussions and an +increase in the number of unpleasant encounters and general rudeness. There are +bastions of sanity and most sites have the ability to block people, but it wears +down on one's morale over time especially when it feels like one can't have good +discussions anymore. + +Using Mastodon (which is the only part of the fediverse I currently use), on the +other hand, has been completely the opposite experience. I've noticed that +people on Mastodon have been super welcoming, [willing to +help](https://social.paritybit.ca/web/statuses/104139315294826147) and +[incredibly nice](https://social.paritybit.ca/web/statuses/104132480060820626). +Perhaps its because Mastodon is still quite small compared to the walled garden +social networks, or perhaps it's because each instance has its own culture and +set of people with common views, but regardless, it's been a great experience. + +... and here I was saying I'd never use social media. + +(If you're looking to give Mastodon a shot, and are interested at all in the +FOSS community, a great hosted instance to sign up at is +[fosstodon.org](https://fosstodon.org/about). It's run by some great folk and +many of the people I follow are from there.). + +_This is my sixteenth post for the +[#100DaysToOffload](https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload) +challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at +[https://100daystooffload.com](https://100daystooffload.com)._ diff --git a/pages/home.md b/pages/home.md @@ -17,6 +17,8 @@ rel="me" href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">on Mastodon</a>. src="/img/feed-icon.png" width="15" height="15" alt="Click for RSS Feed"/> </a> </div> +2020-05-10 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/why-i-love-the-fediverse">Why I Love the Fediverse</a> + 2020-05-09 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/submitting-a-bug-report-to-freebsd">Submitting a Bug Report to FreeBSD</a> 2020-05-08 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/cat-v-considered-harmful">Cat -v Considered Harmful</a> @@ -35,8 +37,6 @@ rel="me" href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">on Mastodon</a>. 2020-05-01 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/caring-about-seo">Caring About SEO</a> -2020-04-30 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/i-got-more-ram">I Got More RAM!</a> - ### What is a Parity Bit? It is a bit (in the 1's and 0's sense) used in checking for errors in digital diff --git a/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml b/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml @@ -7,6 +7,58 @@ <description>The feed that covers all notable additions, updates, announcements, and other changes for the entire paritybit.ca website.</description> <item> + <title>Why I Love the Fediverse</title> + <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/why-i-love-the-fediverse</link> + <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/why-i-love-the-fediverse</guid> + <pubDate>Sun, 10 May 2020 23:52:03 -0400</pubDate> +<description><![CDATA[<h2>Why I Love the Fediverse</h2> + +<div class="byline"> +<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | + <b>Posted:</b> 2020-05-10 | + <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-05-10 +</div> + +<p>The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fediverse">fediverse</a> (federated universe) is +made up of different pieces of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_social_network">federating +software</a> such as +<a href="https://pleroma.social/">Pleroma</a> or <a href="https://joinmastodon.org/">Mastodon</a>. +There are some obvious benefits to this model such as having the ability to run +your own instance, the protocols and software being open source, and having +control over your own data unlike on other platforms such as Facebook or +Twitter, but that's not what I want to focus on in this post.</p> + +<p>A few years back I, swore off of social media after experiencing the toxicity of +places like Reddit and Twitter which have undoubtedly been +<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September">Septembered</a>. The influx of +"normal people" has lead to a decrease in the quality of discussions and an +increase in the number of unpleasant encounters and general rudeness. There are +bastions of sanity and most sites have the ability to block people, but it wears +down on one's morale over time especially when it feels like one can't have good +discussions anymore.</p> + +<p>Using Mastodon (which is the only part of the fediverse I currently use), on the +other hand, has been completely the opposite experience. I've noticed that +people on Mastodon have been super welcoming, <a href="https://social.paritybit.ca/web/statuses/104139315294826147">willing to +help</a> and +<a href="https://social.paritybit.ca/web/statuses/104132480060820626">incredibly nice</a>. +Perhaps its because Mastodon is still quite small compared to the walled garden +social networks, or perhaps it's because each instance has its own culture and +set of people with common views, but regardless, it's been a great experience.</p> + +<p>... and here I was saying I'd never use social media.</p> + +<p>(If you're looking to give Mastodon a shot, and are interested at all in the +FOSS community, a great hosted instance to sign up at is +<a href="https://fosstodon.org/about">fosstodon.org</a>. It's run by some great folk and +many of the people I follow are from there.).</p> + +<p><em>This is my sixteenth post for the +<a href="https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload">#100DaysToOffload</a> +challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at +<a href="https://100daystooffload.com">https://100daystooffload.com</a>.</em></p>]]></description> +</item> +<item> <title>Submitting a Bug Report to FreeBSD</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/submitting-a-bug-report-to-freebsd</link> <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/submitting-a-bug-report-to-freebsd</guid> diff --git a/public/sitemap.xml b/public/sitemap.xml @@ -3,6 +3,7 @@ <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/home</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog</loc></url> + <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/why-i-love-the-fediverse</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/submitting-a-bug-report-to-freebsd</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/cat-v-considered-harmful</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/unsure-what-to-write</loc></url>