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| "How to Social" and interview by @natebowling with @darius

Hear about
- problems with corpo media
- and codes of conduct
- communities of shared interests and friend.camp community
- quality over quantity exposure
- and more!!

nerdfarmpod.com/2022/05/22/how

@darius @natebowling interesting to hear that friend camp costs about $100 per month to run. Kyle Drake of says the costs him about $130 a month softwaresessions.com/episodes/

@pixouls @natebowling yeah. I'm not (just) serving flat files over a web server, I'm running a bunch of active queueing and search services etc. If it was just about hosting files I could move to something a lot cheaper (also mastodon is a beast to run, if I was using pleroma I could get away with a $10/mo server probably)

@darius @pixouls @natebowling (it's what we pay here for a pleroma server on green energy. Probably cheaper with a more traditional host.)

@darius@friend.camp @pixouls@post.lurk.org @natebowling@scholar.social My experience running my old server was similar. The demands of the base software and escalating storage cost can sneak up on you quickly.

I think Masto was a decent step in the right direction. Still, the cost of maintaining a somewhat popular server defeats the purpose of using non-corporate software in the first place, especially considering how lax moderation tools still are.

I think returning to the tried and true model of individuals controlling their own experiences, i.e., Geocities is a worthy convo.

With all the tools and frameworks available, it should be easier to do, not harder.

@nev @darius @pixouls @natebowling GtS has been tested and works OK for an instance with a few users on a 1-cpu, 512mb-ram vps. But we're still tuning and fixing, and ofc it's not yet got feature parity with more mature AP implementations like mastodon etc. Getting there though :)

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