p.s. I should add, it's still early days for Scuttlebutt. It's not the easiest social network to use. It's worth trying if you can, but it still has a long way to go.
But it's a great concept, and Manyverse is being developed at a good pace, so it's worth following.
You can find out more about the Scuttlebutt network (including desktop apps) at:
@switchingsocial So far my beefs are: It appears that when other scuttlebutt users are on the same network, they are able to automatically see you, and when looking at you, can see ALL of your public posts. I would think this could be abused fairly easily, and would prefer, that public posts be only visible after following someone, and that person has followed you back. Maybe I just don't understand the convention just yet.
You might want to give this feedback to @manyver_se
I'm not an expert but it sounds like you're following a "pub", and the other people on the same pub can see your public posts?
If you don't follow pubs, then your posts are only visible after following/following back. The trouble is that it's difficult to find people to follow without using pubs.
This is some of the stuff that Manyverse is trying to make easier I think.
@switchingsocial @fdroidorg @manyver_se It's also worth pointing out that if you create a Scuttlebutt account on the Manyverse mobile app, you can't access or move your profile to the Scuttlebutt desktop app and vica-versa. So choose wisely where you want your Scuttlebutt profile to live.
The developer of Manyverse said something interesting like that. If I remember right he regards server-based social networks as cruise ships, but Scuttlebutt as a lifeboat (I think that's the quote...).
If something goes horribly wrong with server-based networks either technically or politically, Scuttlebutt would be an alternative way of communicating.
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