Here’s the thing: most men don’t bother women on the internet, but some do. Most men may feel good about being on the right side, but for women it is still a constant barrage of harassing messages. All that silence of us is not louder than that, and it isn’t good enough. So what to do?
I don’t know.
One thing would be to somehow take away the anonymity, because belief me, most men will cut any ties with men that harass women, if they would know. Another thing would be to somehow increase the risk or cost of sending such messages. Yet another would be technical solutions like blocking DMs, maybe have a concept of 1st level and 2nd level connections rather than fully open DMs, etc, with a woman blocking an account reducing the reach of that account much more than it does now.
Part of the problem is maybe that these men think their behaviour is silently accepted. As men we should speak up more often that this is not the case. (Which is also the point of this message)
Obviously if every single one of the 3-4 billion men on the planet would not behave like this the problem is also gone, but I feel we can’t wait for that to happen.
I set it up on a new Amazon AWS instance and will likely move other stuff over to it too. For now I’m surprised how little resources it needs and how smooth it runs. I thought a video server would be much more intensive.
PeerTube works slightly different from other ActivityPub systems: servers follow other servers and get notified of published videos and their popularity. Your server can show a list of trending videos in its network. Though users can also follow channels outside that network. It seems that discoverability is better than other systems. There’s also a search capability over all servers which includes more than the ones you follow.
Users can have multiple channels that work similar to forums in Friendica: the channel automatically shares videos to users subscribed to the channel. This is why in Mastodon the channel shows up with the group label.
It’s not yet possible in PeerTube to export your subscriptions from one instance to another, so I had to do that manually.
What I still want to see in #F1 is a woman being an actual driver. I know we had Susie Wolff as third driver for Williams and she did formally drive in the racing weekend, but not in the actual qualifying sessions or the race.
There’s no rule preventing women driving in F1, so I wonder what we can do to make it happen.