Lately I often read about kbin.social being similar to lemmy but more accessible. So I created an account there to check it out. My experience so far is a little mixed. From kbin I can access all Lemmy posts, although I find the interface less intuitive to join new communities. So from the kbin side it feels like an other Lemmy instance.

But when searching for kbin from this Lemmy Account, I do not find much. I feel like I am missing some basic concept, that makes it pretty clear. Why this is such a one way experience.

So now I am wondering: How does this work, what are the difference, what do both sites have in common?

  • henry
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    711 months ago

    there is a bit of learning curve.

    I found a couple of things :

    • if you go to your preferences, you can get a more famililar reddit look and feel, by adding the top bar, and a few other tweaks.
    • i think that ultimately it wont (shouldn’t) matter what ‘window’ you look through into the fediverse - correct me if i’m wrong. I like kbin a lot, but i’, looking at beehaw. i was asked not to join lemmy.ml because of server load issues.
    • i’m not sure how mastodon fits. i guess that’s a federated app - but is seems entirely seperate.
    • @cnnrduncan@beehaw.org
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      611 months ago

      Mastodon is kinda similar to Lemmy but replaces Twitter rather than Reddit. They both use they same underlying technology though which is why kbin can talk to both!

    • التنينوكس
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      611 months ago

      @henry @YoTcA the way each application handles federation is a bit different. Sure, you have the same content, buy it would be presented differently. Depending on the application goal, the presentation is more tailored to a particular way of interaction and content.