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New job opening at Bluesky (part-time; multiple positions available).

“Looking for useful idiots to legitimize us so we can achieve network effects before we screw over our user base.

Right candidate can state ‘I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt’ in public with a straight face in full knowledge that we’re a Silicon Valley outfit backed by the founder of Twitter.

Previous work on Web 2.0/3.0 essential.

Similar positions available at #Nostr.”

#usefulIdiots #jobOffer #BlueSky

The "protocol wars" on the #openweb such as #bluesky, #Nostr, and #activertypub. That building bridges between these protocols can be a good solution, as it is a permissionless way to connect different protocols without needing to get the codebase to change their project. The protocols are all #4opens and #openweb native, which is a positive development. However, the cultures of these protocols are different and can create messiness in the discussions.

Ain't Jack making #nostr ? At least this random article says he endorsed it, and now he's on #Bluesky ? I thought that was a Twitter effort.

Mal ne Durchsage an alle wegen #Bluesky: Jack Dorsey ist raus. Der hat das mitgegründet, aber offenbar das Projekt verlassen, als er von #Nostr gehört hat. Nicht im Tagesgeschäft involviert.
Daher auch nicht schlau, sich in der Kritik daran immer zentral an Dorsey aufzuhängen.

Guter Text:

Dieses libertäre Manifest für soziale Medien hat Dorsey im Dezember ’22 verfasst, als er frisch von Nostr entzückt war:

Hello people,

past days I have seen multiple false claims in the fedi about #nostr
Particularly about user count.

First I thought that untruth like “nostr got more than 16 mio. users” were written by ChatGPT.

But it turned out that these were real people (some would maybe say “The Bitcoin Community”). Crazy.

They just looked at the below figures.
Unfortunately they did not look at the labels which make clear what is a “writing action” and what is a “profile” …

nostr statistics, showing a count of 760.000 profiles with LN addresses

#bluesky #Nostr #activertypub

They all share #4opens #openweb tech, so this is a win.

Where they differ is in the "culture" they come from and push.

#bluesky comes from surveillance capitalism, it's from the #dotcons and has meany of the same assumptions, just "better".

#Nostr comes from the #encryptionists and #bitcoin bro crew and suffers from being from this mess.

#activertypub is #openweb native and comes from the #4opens traditions the whole software world is actually built on.