• @abbenm@lemmy.ml
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    272 years ago

    I want the fediverse to be a success, and I’ve long wanted a reddit alternative based on the fediverse, so I found this very exciting. I also think it’s chance for a new and better culture than what reddit has, and I wanted to be there early to do what I could to contribute value and help it succeed.

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          I stopped watching TV about 10 years ago and it’s blissful. If 5 people or more recommend me a series I just download it and watch it. I can’t justify lapping up 20minutes of ads per 1hr of content - It’s sickening.

          Try 7 day stints without TV, each time you come back you will notice the adverts more that’s the conditioning being undone, eventually you just cant face going back - you are now cured.

          • Dessalines
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            Its wild going over to someone’s house who has cable after you haven’t watched it for a while. Every year the commercials get longer and more unbearable. Same thing happened to radio, magazines, etc… these are ad mediums to sell to boomer audiences now.

            • mekhosM
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              Oh, my mistake I read it as “…can’t live without TV” Do you feel sad for people glued to TV, even though its by choice? I do it’s kinda weird (I don’t hassle them about it)

  • @scp1548@lemmy.ml
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    172 years ago

    I grew to love the idea of mastodon and other fediverse platforms, and I hope to see lemmy take over the hole that reddit currently fills. Reddit, with its independent communities, already seems like prime pickings for a fediverse platform.

  • axeltherabbit
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    172 years ago

    because I really like the technology and because it is a niche thing that feels like internet of many years ago, no coorporations, no one tries to sell me shit, it’s just about the community

  • Gritty
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    172 years ago

    Not corporately owned and thus I assume I am less of a data point for ad revenue.

  • art
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    162 years ago

    I think federated networks are the future. Lemmy is a shining example of that.

  • Cyclohexane
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    152 years ago

    I am a software developer, and find distributed and federated technology to be very interesting.

  • @joojmachine@lemmy.ml
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    142 years ago

    Saw the words “reddit alternative written in Rust” and didn’t need anything else to be sold on it.

  • SudoDnfDashY
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    142 years ago

    Trying to live a more private life. So I deleted reddit and joined Lemmy because it doesn’t spy on you.

    • @sibachian@lemmy.ml
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      82 years ago

      it’s not a new concept though. it is the way the internet was designed and everything used to work up until the point corporations managed to hijack the ecosystem so they could harvest data and make billions. the open and federated part of the internet is still here (IRC is still alive and well, for example, and open source is still a thing), the vast majority of people just don’t know about it because they weren’t around pre-corporate era, and all they know is what corporations tell them through anti-competitive moves stifle competition and isolate users.

      i hope we will reclaim the internet one day, but governments don’t seem to care about keeping up to date with corporate abuse laws. i mean, point me towards one government that isn’t using Windows, for example; and the fact that nearly all governments depend on Windows is both unethical and in many cases illegal, since the tax money paid for infrastructure and IT development should ‘go back’ to the local population, not paid to a foreign corporation, especially not for decades, due to legacy issues.

  • @PP44@lemmy.ml
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    Because I saw lemmur on f-droid if I remember correctly ! One of the best discoveries made there !

    (Edit : typo)

  • @handvat@lemmy.ml
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    I’ve seen Reddit devolve since 2014. Look at /r/all and it almost resembles a Facebook feed.

    There are several annoyances that made me switch:

    • More and more people posting low-effort, stupid short jokes that tend to gather lots of upvotes instead of giving an actual answer
    • The upvote system likely causes subreddits to only have one view. If your opinion doesn’t align with that view, it will be downvoted and hidden. Opinions that align with that view will float to the top.
    • The stupid new awards system with coins and all that kind of rubbish. When it just was Reddit Gold, it was fine in my opinion. It was simple, it helped out Reddit, you could buy it for yourself or gift it to someone else and most importantly, it wasn’t hidden behind a virtual currency to make the real cost of awards ambiguous and easier to spend.
    • The enormous focus on growth by making Reddit accessible to people who were thrown off by the old design. I feel like the big influx of new people by this changed the Reddit culture instead of those new people adapting to the Reddit culture that was there.
      • People writing “I have a question” as their post title. Just state your question in your post title.
      • People posting a link to an image and then writing the actual post as a comment. Please just make a self-post and link your image in there if it is necessary.
    • Subreddits starting to require email verification on your account (looking at you, /r/linux).

    Combined, these made me search for alternatives. The thing that I liked the most about Lemmy is that it is federated, so that became my main alternative. But I’m afraid that if it gets too big, that it will get the same problem regarding upvotes as Reddit has.

    I tried Raddle.me as well for some time, but I lost interest at one point. I don’t know why anymore, perhaps to few users? When I look at the frontpage now, the content on the website doesn’t really appeal to me. It seems too extreme to my tastes.

    The side-effects of upvotes (or likes, by extension) are a though problem to solve, I think. You can do without them them, like some image boards. But on some of those, like 4chan, you’ll get people who post not for the upvotes, but for the amount of replies they can get. This simply ends into many flamebaits being posted. Look at /g/, it’s not about technology in half of the threads, but simply about transsexuals in a transphobic way, because people take the bait, get angry or join trolling and end up replying to it. The poster gets their dopamine kick and the janitors (moderators) seem to enjoy it as well. The other half of the post simply are text editor X is better than text editor Y and other similar. And then there are threads baiting with sexually provocative images, again, to get people to reply.

    • NFT screenshotter
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      More and more people posting low-effort, stupid short jokes that tend to gather lots of upvotes instead of giving an actual answer

      I got really tired of this really fast. Reddit is full of overused “inside jokes” that were done to death nearly a decade ago

    • @Liwott@lemmy.ml
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      The upvote system likely causes subreddits to only have one view. If your opinion doesn’t align with that view, it will be downvoted and hidden. Opinions that align with that view will float to the top.

      This can also happen on lemmy, except that the numbers are not the same.