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I want to add something to what I said above, which is that equating payment with trust is bad and people who do that are likely trying to sell you something
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With news of Unroll.me selling user inbox info to Uber, lots of people are repeating "if you're not paying for it, you're the product."
I've said before, and will continue to say, that that is the wrong formulation. Sometimes you pay for it and you're still the product – look at US ISPs. Sometimes you don't pay for it and you're not the product – free software.
The real question is whether a software or service empowers users, which can't be boiled down to whether you paid.
When you're pity-eating ice-cream and the ice cream truck starts tweeting back at you in hope of a promo:
Things currently in the #Mastodon pipeline: private toot federation, confirmation dialogs for destructive actions like deleting and blocking
I know people would love a public roadmap, I'm just kind of.. the opposite of Molyneux.. I don't like promising stuff until I've gone and done it, so bear with me.
Thought: The only real way for brands to have a "verified" account on the fediverse would be to operate a closed-registration instance on their domain. So like jake(at)mastodon.statefarm.com would be a verifiable entity. If more brands do end up here, I wonder how many would take that strategy.
@gamingonlinux there was something on github that may work.