Pleroma rollout and integration
Big social media corporations own your posts, your content – and control your access to eyeballs. What if it didn’t have to be that way? Federated social media is done on a distributed network, so nobody has ownership.
Facebook, Twitter, and Discord are all centralized platforms. They own what you post there – and control whether you can. Federation breaks it up into a distributed network (what is actually happening on a major web service anyway), but end-user visible, and more locally managed.
If you don’t get ahead of the curve by moving toward decentralization, you’re at the mercy of the whims of centralized platforms; they aren’t your friend. That is one big reason we’re committed to private server-based chat, as well as federated voice and social media deployment.
We’re currently bridging traffic via Matrix in a Bridgebot format. Our goal is to have double-puppeting implemented, which provides a virtually seamless experience, no matter the client – you always show up as “you”.
Secondly, we’d like to ensure a solid voice experience for Matrix users – on par with the functionality of Discord, and possibly bridged with it, as well.
On previous servers, we’d become accustomed to keeping track of our chatting – a variety of metrics and factoids were compiled, and tabulated for viewing. We’d like to implement a modernized system for that here, as well.