Dear all,
You may know the concern I have with this topic. Now, that we can see Twitter adding a Dogecoin icon in order to push a fraudulent pyramidal scheme and how the verified accounts won't be relevant anymore if they don't pay is a good moment to do two movements: joining Mastodon and bulding a new communications scheme where diversity, content and the community is in the center. We know that the word for crisis is not opportunity ("crisis"), but, indeed, we are seing how the Titanic sinks and we have a good opportunity to move away and start to build good practices.

As always, some volunteers will be here to help in this travel.


From: Erik Moeller <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 7:23 AM
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <>
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Re: Mozilla's social media pledge
The latest announcement from Twitter is that the site is going fully
pay-to-play -- to be in recommendation feeds or even vote in polls,
you will need to be a subscriber. [1] While it remains to be seen
whether the site will follow through, these plans are consistent with
the relentless promotion of a subscription-based model under the
company's current leadership.

While new alternatives are launching every month, Mastodon remains the
primary place folks are migrating to. This Dewey Square report is a
good read on recent developments, including the Mozilla Mastodon
instance, the one (which is rapidly closing in on 10K
users), and the Flipboard one.

Being open source and community-based, Mastodon should be a perfect
fit for Wikimedia, and I still very much hope that Wikimedia
Foundation will set up an official presence in the fediverse, much
like many chapters/affiliates already have.


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