@Gargron I have seen some comments, I think attributed to you, that suggest the federated timeline is not the best way to find new content. I am wondering what you would suggest as the best way. Finding the most relevant instance would be a good start, I guess, but many communites are small and many larger communities will not accept new registrations. #mastodon #newbie
@bjc Mastodon does not phone home. Yes, I have a crawler. Yes, I filter by only stuff that runs Mastodon.
It seems to me that governments and gov officials are in the perfect position to start disseminating updates via services like Mastodon instead of Twitter. Set up a state or fed gov instance for all the officials. All reporters would be forced to start watching these servers for updates. It also seems more ethical to use a gov-run service rather than a privately owned communication network. It could also offer better resiliency.
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