🎂 as the fediverse turns twelve. Really interesting to think that it started with and that it keeps evolving in various forms, not unlike one of those gross slime moulds.

Keep up the great work everyone, and please keep it caring and non-corporate. 💚✊🏽

@stragu On the positive side of going corporate, I'm still bitter that StatusNet had a decent chance as an early mover to become a corporate internal microblogging tool, but was pushed out by Yammer's marketing money and dirty tactics.

@clacke yeah I don’t mind businesses using FLOSS internally, I think that’s good, but I just don’t want a social network to become yet another advertising billboard + popularity contest.
What dirty tactics did Yammer use? Was that pre-Microsoft ?

@stragu Wow, Microsoft bought Yammer. I didn't know. That means the founders were successful.

Yammer encouraged people, random people, to register a Yammer site for their company, and then invite people from their company to join.

Joining a company sub-Yammer was limited to people with e-mail addresses within a given domain, and the messaging when you were invited made it seem like Yammer was now an official communication platform within your company, even thought the IT department had been nowhere near it.

@clacke ha wow, that _is_ a pretty dirty tactic. I guess that’s now going to slowly be replaced by Microsoft Teams in most places. Nice trick.

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