The masses are lost, and the battle is only over- to which hell.
This is why alternatives like the fediverse are so critical. Spaces with small impassioned groups of people who exercise their agency and interface with technology that competes not over how well it grabs attention, but with how well it aligns with their values
These spaces will not appeal to the most people, but they will be very important
Still loving the J-music ensemble's perfume covers. Nakata's jazz influence comes out so strong with that instrumentation and the vocal parts are a perfect fit for a horn section. As stellar as they are, it makes me want even more fleshed out ones with more of the crazy harmonies represented
Well I have literally zero idea what could get people not currently on the fediverse to join tinyfed.com to check it out, but time to start having fun throwing things at the wall in my free time and seeing what sticks
Step one feels like it might be to start posting fediverse-related content *outside* of the fediverse, so I made socials for Tinyfed where I can do that
The FCC blocking China Mobile from operating in the USA is huge https://www.axios.com/fcc-blocks-china-mobile-national-security-concerns-7eb85e53-4a71-47d4-8759-5eb8dd5979c9.html
Things are getting shaky...
A baker's dozen of y'all signed up and I love ya for it. Thanks for helping me get the ball rolling with tinyfed.com
It's crystal clear that more needs to be done to encourage new mastodon users to find people to follow and stick around, but regardless people are at least interested enough to register which is so cool. A fine start if you ask me!
The launch explainer video is live on my old social media profiles. Anyone joining, be sure to find 5-10 accounts to follow or else you won't see new posts and it won't be interesting. Maybe find one person you think is interesting and follow some people they follow.
https://communitywiki.org/trunk is a directory of some accounts on the fediverse grouped by interest
Also tomorrow morning I plan to "launch" tinyfed! For now this basically just amounts to me posting the following explainer video on my currently dormant social media profiles and seeing if anyone is interested. LMK if you have any feedback on the video or the concept for the instance
Adam Neely’s new video with sax player/bandleader Patrick Bartley is such a perfect synopsis of the very `music/composition nerd` place my love for Nakata’s music and Japanese music in general comes from https://youtu.be/gFXcwv9XISc
Happy mayday from Minneapolis! https://hobt.org/mayday/