i'm still very #newhere
and so far i like very much what i see. #diaspora
social media in general might be the answer we have been waiting for; similar to email, where long ago users could communicate only with others subscribed to the same provider.
until now diaspora's user base has been relatively small, keeping it under the radar of trolls and professionsal #spam
outfits, as well as government agencies. here is an interesting post from G+ which has me worried:https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LaurenWeinstein/posts/QFKdAnwLavp
i recently found the official diaspora forum
where this topic also raises concern:https://discourse.diasporafoundation.org/t/what-are-podmins-doing-about-spam-accounts/1390
as users we will have to be vigilant and report abuse to the #podmins
-- not everything we don't like or disagree with of course, but activity that can harm the platform by making it uninhabitable or worse, providing fodder to lawyers looking for legally actionable material.
that won't be enough though. i agree with those in the above quoted forum thread who say that more and better management facility for podmins is required to deal with the problem when it becomes pronounced. i'm afraid if
is not in question as with increasing users the hyenas of the internet will come to feast.
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