And it's not the fault of Mastodon - it's widely used. It's just the first thing that comes to mind when people seem to think about the #fediverse.
Which sucks because it's like the USA / America thing.
@jalcine @lain the example I gave of Linux vs Gnu is as close as I could imagine.
In the early 90's people were referring to anything opensource as Linux, even when Linus was pretty clear about the name referring to his kernel.
He even fought the name Linux.
RMS insisted on calling it Gnu/Linux because of all of the Gnu utilities being ported to the kernel.
I don't know many people refer to distros as Ubuntu Gnu/Linux or some such.
@jalcine i read an article that popped up when i was trying to get my pleroma instance to federate that has a brief on some of the early gnu social friction.
I prob still have my gnu social account somewhere but I never adopted it because all posts were essentially public at the time.
The doesn't look too bad imho (but I'm not a designer).
Also, I don't know if I sound asinine, but maybe we need a mascot too?
I admit that I remembered that this place(s) existed when I saw the little elephant for the second or third time. ^^'
@pollomostro oh the logo looks excellent to me!
and yeah the mascot humanizes (or patronizes?) it a lot so you remember that over a logo
@jalcine Actually, on the nextcloud blog page about it they have the fediverse image, not mastodon: https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-introduces-social-features-joins-the-fediverse/ @nextcloud
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