submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

this could not be timed worse for Tumblr which is in huge hot water with its userbase already for its CEO breaking his sabbatical to ban a prominent trans user for allegedly threatening him (in a cartoonish manner), and then spending a week personally justifying it increasingly wildly across several platforms. the rumors had already been swirling that this would occur, but this just cements that they were correct

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago

That is not opposite, they just want to pull in data from the fediverse automatically so that they can sell it too.

We need some explicit licensing of our public fediverse data otherwise it will just be used to sell it back to us.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Yeah I've seen almost no movement against Tumblr while everyone got very riled up about Meta federation ie fedipact, probably a blindspot bc users have positive associations with tumblr, but it's still an ad/data company all the same.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Also wordpress is already federated, and nobody seems to care.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

The obvious difference being my/others mastodon posts aren't showing up on wordpress and being monetized. One way federation to masto doesn't matter bc it isn't data farming / putting ads on masto content.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

@tree Meta is bigger itself though. There's no comparison.


[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

No one actually believes that Tumblr will implement AP

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