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  • No my initial point is, that if you are boarding with how to setup a VPN you are probably not the main user that TikTok is generating money from.

    Plus companies will probably not use a platform that is banned in a country to target people in that country.

    And plus if you are willing to just Google or look up a single video tutorial about what a VPN is or how to set it up you are probably above of the average Internet user today.



  • Meanwhile people still arguing Fedivers will never succeed because it’s to complicated to pick a server :D

    If someone goes the extra mile to get informed about and use a VPN, this person is no longer the average user of TikTok. I’m sure everyone including a 90 years old grandma is able to setup and use a VPN on it’s own, put it requires a change in mind that definitely impacts you behavior online for the better. So again would be a Win.



  • Just because it’s much more common in those countries compared to USA or Europe to use a VPN it doesn’t mean the average user there is actually using them. If there are even regions where it’s forbidden to use a VPN (than that’s highly concerning more than a TikTok ban or anything else!) it’s even more unlikely the average user will have VPN access.

    And again all of my other points I think are much more important in that thought process.


  • Sorry to say that but that sounds like a “Hitler built the Autobahn” argument for me. Don’t be fooled TikTok is highly controlled and influenced by the Chinese government. Yes TikTok is promoting the oppression of the Palestinian people because this topic coincidentally proved to be quite effective in supporting Chinese government agenda and distract from their own problems. The voices of other oppressed people are still silenced on that very same platform, see almost every inner chines dispute.

    And it’s not that TikTok would be the only platform that Palestinian voices could be and are actually heard. You can speak about this on almost every other platform. Plus: if all this people would just leave TikTok and use the Fidivers instead this would be a double win for everyone including the other oppressed voices on TikTok.


  • Yet, despite that, it’s working as one. Effectively No it don’t! It is a platform designed to get peoples attention and forward it to a scam add. Everything that goes beyond surface level is not suited for this platform and sorted out and even worst it’s highly controlled by the chines government. This is not a platform for political discussion and public dispute. Maybe people think they could use it for that but that’s a big mistake!



  • IDK is the average TikTok user really installing VPN software on it’s phone? And if something is banned in a country companies are far less likely to put in effort in it.

    So even if people can still use it, technically, TikTok lifes of selling scam shit to people… If you have the skills to install a VPN your probably also not falling for that stuff.

    I actually see that as a win. TikTok is not a platform for political discussion or private communication (by design) so I don’t hate the idea of it getting banned.



  • I think it’s much more impressive that stuff that was added in 2018 and 2019 has a much higher probability of being deleted today than if it was added 2017…

    Wonder if that has anything to do with covid and maybe new businesses models opened 2 years before failing and therefore websites of this companies disappeared.

    Also I think it would be nice to see a graph of new websites being opened other the same time span.


  • Yes they probably will.

    But my point would be that with AP being W3C and not management by meta or a different company the ecosystem of it can survive.

    And too be fair until recently I still used XMPP so it was never dead. I think it was just that almost no one ever heard about it before Google used it and also almost no one really cared about it while Google used it. So the resulting consequence was that once Google dropped off completely it went back to no one really using it (like it was before).

    AP already having a decent user base (some million active users, official accounts and instances of big institutions like the EU commission e.g.) even without threads and a big eco system(very diverse platforms and projects), there is no need for any platform to adapt to anything coming from meta. Things are good (enough) how they are currently.

    It’s not that we need to compete or couldn’t exist without Meta.





  • I don’t get the first point. Do you think having variety in clients is a bad thing or do you think the variety in clients is not big enough and actually what does this have to do with the protocol?

    The other points do appear that strong to me if we talk about developing a service and more about people who don’t want to host or do anything themselves but still want to have full control… Actually I think the better moderation structure that comes with AP is a plus point. I want a free web and not total anarchy in which the loudest wins.

    Biggest strength of AP in my eyes is that it’s a W3C standard. AT was developed by a company to fulfill that company’s goal.



  • Feyter@programming.devtoLinux@lemmy.mlLinux Switch advice?
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    My best advice is:

    Don’t listen too much about what strangers on the Internet say you should do or use.

    Non of us has statistics to pull from. Mostly it’s individual experience mixed with personal preferences. All that could be different for someone else. E.g. some people will have problems with Nvidia, other with AMD.

    Stick to the basic and add fancy stuff later on.

    Don’t pick a distribution because of the Desktop environment. Or because someone said it has a nifty feature. People create new distros all the time just for fun and not because there would be a real reason for it. Looking on the release cycle would probably be the most basic decision you should take. Read about the differences between “rolling release” and “long time support” and decide base on you personal use case.

    Have a backup strategy

    This is nothing limited to Linux but since you are planing to switch your habits, there is a high possibility you will mess up at some point. Best would be you try to stimulate the worst case and look if you would be able to setup your system in a VM or something.

    Don’t be afraid to try things out

    Especially when you know that your backup is working. There is not much you can lose. Don’t be afraid of using Arch Linux e.g. just because someone on the Internet said it’s just for pros or something.

    So this last one is maybe just the consequences of all the above. But yeah I guess that’s all I could say for now 😅