do you know any interesting papers or research notes on Mastodon? so far for my paper i'm sourcing
'Mastodon Content Warnings'
'Challenges in the Decentralised Web: The Mastodon Case'
There is not terribly much written specifically on the Fediverse and Mastodon yet. 'Building a Better Twitter' by @robertwgehl looks in detail into quitter & gnu social. 'The Case for Alternative Social Media' is probably also useful. He might have other refs as well?
Do note that the content warning paper has serious shortcomings, the authors didn't take in to account the rich and diverse uses of CW at all and also released a large dataset of posts that have not been properly anonymized prior to publication. More info: https://post.lurk.org/@rra/103475089272486402
@rra thank you for the resources! i'm mostly using the CW paper to describe the feature itself
@tomasteck Be careful though, it is exactly the description of the CW feature that the authors didn't get right. Here is some more context: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15jikK6wetE-H31VROgvF0a0ABqaNdbtH1JK16PMyrcY/edit
Hi, all -- I have a forthcoming, co-authored paper on Mastodon that should be out... someday. I don't know if it will help much if you're familiar with Mastodon -- it's written more for people who are not. I will look into sharing a pre-print (I'm not first author and do not want to presume)
@robertwgehl great! I'd be interested to read that!
@cblgh @neauoire @rra
Thanks! It's a Bachelor thesis and there's barely any published research about decentralized media in Poland, so instead of delving deep into something specific i'm kinda broadly describing Mastodon as a growing alternative to social media's Big Four, highlighting its features such as instancing, moderation, privacy options and managing sensitive content.
Also gonna run a survey on social media habits and migrations to mastodon soon, hopefully i'll get some responses :v
@tomasteck @neauoire @rra ssb has a peer-reviewed paper out https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3357150.3357396
this paper on pushpin, a p2p collaborative moodboarding software, came out in the past month https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/1810/304829/a10-van-hardenberg.pdf?sequence=1
which also builds on their previous submission of local-first software, https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3359591.3359737
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