Distributed toxicity and the IndieWeb | Fluffy

There's been a lot of chatter recently about whether social media deplatforming might cause an influx of less-than-ideal individuals to circles like the IndieWeb movement. Fluffy has done a great job of outlining why that doesn't feel like as big of a problem. This (concatenated) bit particularly resonated:

I feel like the threat model for IndieWeb is very different than the threat model of so-called “silo” social media. Silos are built around increasing engagement and spreading popular posts far and wide... self-hosted platforms are different [in] that it’s up to people to seek out and spread the information they want to.

They make great follow up points on the importance of critically evaluating which parts of social media the IndieWeb movement is looking to replicate (and why), what the repercussions could be in terms of reigning in negative behaviour on a decentralised platform, and ends with this great summation:

IndieWeb is an ethos and a set of opt-in protocols, and participating in IndieWeb in general doesn’t mean having to participate in all of it. I feel like that’s already a huge advantage.

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