@idanoo A little more shameless self-promotion. (bump)
Welcome to the new users who found their way onto mtrx.nz last night! Like masto, there's fast days and slow days - hang around for a while and you'll discover cool people/rooms.
Still plenty of headroom on the serv, so if you haven't signed up yet, drop by sometime and say hi
Oh, also if anyone has ideas for rooms/topics they'd like to see added to the Official NZ Community let us know
You don’t want your “private” search engine to have a paid relationship with an upstream non-private search engine for the same reason you don’t want your browser to have a paid relationship with your search engine: Because, sooner or later, that paid relationship will result in tracking.
For the #NZTwits who are liking the fediverse experience:
There exists an open/federated IM/chat system called Matrix.
It supports all the features you've come to expect from messenger/Whatsapp/slack/discord/etc including end-to-end encryption. Apps for all platforms + a web thing.
The global userbase is already measured in the millions and there's even an active NZ community.
Environment Court hearing begins over Te Waikoropupū Springs in Tasman https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/467772/environment-court-hearing-begins-over-te-waikoropupu-springs-in-tasman
A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.
Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).
Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.
No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.
(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)
Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain
Hi I'm Luke I live in NZ, I've been part of the Mastodon community for a few years not very vocal.
I initially discovered it via mastodon.nzoss.nz, then tried self hosting an instance a few times testing out Mastodon, Pixelfed, Misskey, Pleroma. Now I'm here as it's easier to let @idanoo :-) do the hard yards.
Re-boosting your own posts for 'the morning crew' or 'the night crew' is an acceptable and encouraged practice here. We are largely a community of supportive people who enjoy being given the opportunity to help each other and boost content we may have previously missed.
You should never feel ashamed of promoting yourself, especially as an artist, when it's so difficult to reach people. If anyone doesn't want to see your boosts, they can just scroll past.
Pretty stoked to find out that The Moon & Serpent Bumper Book of Magic - by Alan Moore and Steve Moore (no relation) - is, in fact, going to be released next year! Been waiting a minute or three for this one.
Hello everyone I did a (work) blog post about Tailscale https://pulsesecurity.co.nz/articles/some-tailscale-tricks
Not good at profiles.
A paid, early access, strongly moderated Mastodon instance hosted entirely in Aotearoa New Zealand.