Following up from discussion with @LydiaConwell ; I'm seeing a lot of journalists conflate fedi with mastodon.social-- essentially, a single website with a single point of failure-- and missing the point of distribution.

Is there a good article, infographic, or blog post debunking this, accessible to people without any technical background? (So nothing like "ActivityPub is a protocol", since most people don't know what communications protocols are.)

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@LydiaConwell The point is that this is common enough that I don't think it's a problem with individual journalists. @Alon still has this problem and doesn't use fedi for more than crossposting articles.

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@LydiaConwell If the entire fediverse were just one website with one admin and one terms of service, it'd indeed be subject to the same content moderation dilemmas as Facebook and Twitter.... but the whole point is that it isn't centralized.

@cidney Oh I see what you mean. I thought you were saying mastodon.social was a failure, but you were saying a single social media website is where facebook and twitter fail.

@cidney @LydiaConwell I did use Fedi for posting things that made use of the 500 character limit better than Twitter's 140, but because I have approximately 2 active followers here, I kind of stopped.

@Alon I find it hard to find followers with similar interests because Mastodon is still small. That's why I still look at the bird site.

However, other sites might have people who say they have similar interests in their bios but that doesn't mean you are going to find their posts interesting. So it's not necessarily better on a more popular platform.

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