• phoenixdigita1
    1 year ago

    I think the wait and see approach is probably best. Your average user doesn’t have to engage with Meta even if aussie.zone federates.

    The good thing is even if aussie.zone federates with Meta your average user will never see any of the content unless they specifically subscribe to a meta community.

    There is a chance Meta users could subscribe to aussie.zone communities but really the chance of that is pretty slim. It’s likely Meta will have “competing” communities for the same topic so why would they subscribe to this little backwater aussie.zone?

    I’m 100% sure there will be many that just don’t like the idea of being federated with Meta from a personal/ethical standpoint and will likely threaten to walk even though the impact of federation will have no zero visibility on their experience in aussie.zone. That’s the beauty of Federation I suppose if you don’t like the way a site is run go elsewhere.

    I’m also certain that there will be a lot of kneejerk freakouts and amplification of anything Meta does going forward. So I do ask @[email protected] that you try to look at things objectively like the Mastadon admins are doing and try not to get caught up in the emotions of it all.

    I’m the first to agree that some of the things Facebook has done to society as a whole are horrendous but I also take issue with people being disingenuous or amplifying something that is complete FUD about some of Facebook’s actions in the past too. “Fake News” no matter who pushes it is still fake news.