Fedizine: An Anarchist Introduction to Federated Social Media

Fedizine: An Anarchist Introduction to Federated Social Media
  • Published:2022
  • Added to Catalog: 2022
  • Pages: 36
  • Size: 8.5 x 5.5
  • Publisher: Anonymous
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This zines explores alternatives to anarchists using social media like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Beyond the simple solution of just eschewing social media, Fedizine looks at how anarchists can use federated social media instead of relying on centralized and corporate run social media companies. This zine provides an argument against corporate social media and offers some practical suggestions on how to use alternative social media. This zine is particularly important for anarchist media projects that run the risk of having their accounts and digital infrastructure removed at the whim of social media platforms.

Excerpt

For better or worse, anarchists are using social media like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. This sucks. Enter the Fediverse, an alternative, open-source social media network that aligns with anarchist values. Rather than being a thinly-veiled attention and data gathering capitalist vortex, the Fediverse is an actual social network, built out of a multitude of federated, autonomous, and decentralized instances. On the Fediverse, we control the infrastructure, we moderate ourselves, and we can gather and share based on our affinities and desires rather than being guided by addictive algorithms. Many anarchists who have dodged the traps of corporate social media are already here, sharing their projects, art and ideas. Join us!

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