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Nonetheless, many instances in my research aren’t listed in the source you linked 🤔


What annoyed me of LibRedirect was that it continued to open frontends even when I disabled some voices, and other “aggressive” malfunctions that I don’t remember now but occurred even if reinstalled. But probably now those problems have been fixed.


Good to know! I checked only their official Git repositories, and noticed that sometimes many instances were missing (e.g. https://git.sr.ht/~cadence/bibliogram-docs/tree/master/docs/Instances.md).

By the way, I tried LibRedirect some time ago but I still prefer Privacy Redirect; perhaps I should give it another chance.


List of Bibliogram/Nitter/Invidious/Piped instances I discovered
Intrigued by the fact that many Bibliogram/Nitter/Invidious/Piped instances are from sites that also offer other services, I set out with good will to sift through them one by one, and here are the results: (and I must say I discovered many instances that are not indexed on the “official” directories). Obviously if I missed any I will point them out and add them.
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List of Bibliogram/Nitter/Invidious/Piped instances I discovered
Intrigued by the fact that many Bibliogram/Nitter/Invidious/Piped instances are from sites that also offer other services, I set out with good will to sift through them one by one, and here are the results: (and I must say I discovered many instances that are not indexed on the "official" directories). Obviously if I missed any I will point them out and add them.
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This is exactly my same doubt.

This is the answer I got from my admin: «toots are stored locally for a simple reason: let’s say a toot goes viral, then hundreds of instances would have to upload the message with photos or video from the unfortunate person’s server, which could collapse. Uploading a copy locally saves a lot of stress on the servers.»

What do you think?


This is the answer I got from my admin: «toots are stored locally for a simple reason: let’s say a toot goes viral, then hundreds of instances would have to upload the message with photos or video from the unfortunate person’s server, which could collapse. Uploading a copy locally saves a lot of stress on the servers.» What do you think?



I was following some Birdsitelive accounts from Mastodon, Admins regularly block every Birdsitelive instances they see being used there.


I was following some Birdsitelive accounts, Admin of the Mastodon I’m on regularly block every Birdsitelive instances they see being used, they answered me the reason is the overload of content.


Content mirroring will be a big problem
Few days ago I discovered that any time you follow a fediverse account on a different instance than your one, the server you are on mirrors the original content of any toot/post, and I think this is a huge issue, because then every Fediverse server/instance could quickly get overloaded from contents from other servers! Am I right? I've always thought that toots/posts from other instances were just "empty shells" retrieving the content on demand.
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Yes, I’ve been explained just in this way, that every content from another instance is mirrored on the one I’m on. I always thought that posts from other instances were “empty shells” calling original server for the content. I think this is a big problem, from a certain point of view.


No, I meant that I thought the Birdsitelive instance went down, for example due to saturation.


Are Birdsitelive instances a problem for Mastodon servers?
Some time ago I started following some Twitter accounts from the Mastodon instance I'm on, via one of the many Birdsitelive instances. Suddenly they all disappeared and I thought of a server down; no problem I followed them again via another Birdsitelive instance. Until this week: also those ones disappeared. Then I asked to my admins, they answered they are blocking Birdsitelive instances one by one because of their huge resource consuming on server. But: shouldn't the "weight" be on the side of the Birdsitelive server? From Mastodon I'm only reading, I shouldn't being generating anything. Am I missing some technical info?
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You are absolutely right. Removing Google apps and not entering a Google account on the phone are only a part of what can be done.


My father is Mayor in a small town; some months ago they bought a phone (a Redmi) for the institutional phone number of the Municipality. You can imagine how many Google apps I had to uninstall… G-call, G-messages, G-contacts… well then I installed all alternative apps, no Google account on a municipality phone!



Just have a look here: https://birdsitelive.fediverse.observer/list I found some instances that aren’t saturated, but not every Birdsitelive instance works on every Mastodon instance. My suggestion is to follow a Birdsite profile that posts frequently and verify if you see the posts on the Mastodon you are on.



Every time I discover an interesting podcast on a big site (Spotify, GooglePodcast…) I search for the original source (personal website, Funkwhale, Spreaker, Buzzsprout, Podbean…). At now there is only one podcast I’m constrained to listen on Spotify; I even wrote to the author, but at the moment he has not planned to publish it elsewhere.


Also podcasts are not shown.