Mastodon is big in Japan. The reason why is… uncomfortable

Compelling read with implications and lessons for SAFEnetwork on adoption, censorship, attitudes, UI etc. Effectively using Mastodon as a case study.

http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2017/08/18/mastodon-is-big-in-japan-the-reason-why-is-uncomfortable/

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He is calling having 2400 servers instead of one big one a decentralised publishing. Its more a centralised community publishing were each community centralises the publishing under one ruler. If the owner of that community central server decides against you then you are gone\ along with your content.

So its not decentralised as we might think of SAFE as decentralised. SAFE allows anyone to have their content and make it public, unlike this person’s version of decentralised. SAFE will allow centralised collections and access, but the content is not able to be removed by any of them from the SAFE network, just removed from that community’s world view.

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