There is not terribly much written specifically on the Fediverse and Mastodon yet. 'Building a Better Twitter' by @robertwgehl looks in detail into quitter & gnu social. 'The Case for Alternative Social Media' is probably also useful. He might have other refs as well?
Do note that the content warning paper has serious shortcomings, the authors didn't take in to account the rich and diverse uses of CW at all and also released a large dataset of posts that have not been properly anonymized prior to publication. More info: https://post.lurk.org/@rra/103475089272486402
@rra thank you for the resources! i'm mostly using the CW paper to describe the feature itself
@tomasteck Be careful though, it is exactly the description of the CW feature that the authors didn't get right. Here is some more context: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15jikK6wetE-H31VROgvF0a0ABqaNdbtH1JK16PMyrcY/edit
Hi, all -- I have a forthcoming, co-authored paper on Mastodon that should be out... someday. I don't know if it will help much if you're familiar with Mastodon -- it's written more for people who are not. I will look into sharing a pre-print (I'm not first author and do not want to presume)
@robertwgehl great! I'd be interested to read that!
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