Χώρος διαλόγου για τις Ψηφιακές Ανθρωπιστικές Σπουδές

Note: Open Science and Open Social Media (Mastodon, Activity Pub, Fediverse…)

Lukas Fuchsgruber

The news that Elon Musk is buying Twitter has drawn increased attention to alternatives to the service. But the current events are an opportunity to further discuss the need for open platforms for open science, beyond the outcry about Elon Musk. In the following I will provide arguments against the use of commercial social media for scientific communication and explain what is special about Activity Pub based services like Mastodon, which form a network of alternative social media services called the Fediverse.

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