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Lemmy: A link aggregator / reddit clone for the fediverse

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    rmgr
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    I've been watching Lemmy for a while, it's exciting to see that they've started implementing federation! I'm interested to see how it all ends up working.

    I've been watching Lemmy for a while, it's exciting to see that they've started implementing federation! I'm interested to see how it all ends up working.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      user2
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      When they fully implement Federation, I am pretty sure this is the thing that's going to kill Reddit. The same could've been said about mastodon in regards to twitter, however, so perhaps I am wrong.

      When they fully implement Federation, I am pretty sure this is the thing that's going to kill Reddit. The same could've been said about mastodon in regards to twitter, however, so perhaps I am wrong.

      3 votes
      1. cfabbro
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        The only thing that will kill off reddit is if they go bankrupt, IMO. For every dissatisfied user looking for an alternative, there are probably hundreds or even thousands of newer users who love...

        The only thing that will kill off reddit is if they go bankrupt, IMO. For every dissatisfied user looking for an alternative, there are probably hundreds or even thousands of newer users who love the place and don't mind (or even outright approve) of the direction it is heading. I also suspect that federation/decentralization is overly complicated and confusing to most people too, and the benefits not worth the extra hassle in their eyes.

        4 votes
  2. mercury
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    So basically in Lemmy anyone can host a subreddit-equivalent on their own server. Other than that, it's still pretty much the same for the end-user, right? How does this solve any of the problems...

    So basically in Lemmy anyone can host a subreddit-equivalent on their own server. Other than that, it's still pretty much the same for the end-user, right? How does this solve any of the problems that reddit has, since from a user perspective, all subreddits already seem to be containerized from one another.

    To be sure, I think this would help curb censorship (read Chinese government tactics) and make the website not dependable on "one-true-lord". But why would anyone shift from reddit to Lemmy if not for an ideological/support-for-federation perspective?

    3 votes