New episode about LIbre Lounge covering a different approach for how to mitigate spam, abuse, etc on the federated social web (and why other currently considered approaches aren't a sufficient foundation), moving towards "networks of consent"

If you've heard me talking about OcapPub lately, this episode walks through a lot of the same ideas and arguably more approachably. (It may even make it easier for you to read OcapPub.)

@cwebber the notes also mention the #ActivityPubConf. I'd love to attend but I doubt I can find the funds to get from China to Prague in September. However, if anyone is interested, I'd love to help organize a federated social web gathering for next year in Asia, somewhere like Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Japan. Or maybe as part of the #FOSSAsia Summit to be held in Singapore in March 2020?


@strypey @capmisson has created category on to prepare a 2020 edition in Barcelona. Could be interesting to see what comes up next.

@how @strypey @cwebber yep that’s right, but it would be interesting to have people from Matrix, GnuSocial, or even some instance admins and that’s not directly AP related? Not sure the best way to approach it

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