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?

    • @YoTcA@feddit.deOP
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      410 months ago

      Yeah, the design of the individual posts in the feed is nice. Are you using kbin on desktop? Because on mobile I only get the random feeds, when I search. And at least so far I find it a little confusing, where the random stuff starts and the search results end. But I think that will get better over time.

      So far I am only using Lemmy, but maybe this is also a nice entry point for the other services.

      What are the differences concerning privacy, you are talking about? Aren’t they using the same Lemmy infrastructure?

        • 0xtero
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          -410 months ago

          Also, Lemmys devs have pretty radical political views and I don’t want to support sites that don’t care about human rights

          • @jadedctrl@sopuli.xyz
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            10 months ago

            Lemmy isn’t a site, it’s a piece of server-software. The software is written by a couple of people with bad political opinions, who also run a popular site using that software, Lemmy.ml.

            You can skip using Lemmy.ml and just use another server using this software. The software itself isn’t magically poisoned or anything!

          • Ko'vari
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            310 months ago

            That seems a rather simple statement to throw out there without backing it up…are we supposed to just repeat information like parrots now? Or is there information out there I haven’t been made aware of?

            • @jadedctrl@sopuli.xyz
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              710 months ago

              From what I understand, one of the core devs (Dessalines) is a Marxist-Lenninist; they later founded the second Lemmy instance, Lemmygrad.ml.

              Recently, there was some discussion on Lemmy.ml’s (the first and official-ish instance) policy of banning any crticisms of China’s government (e.g., even mentioning the Uyghur genocide) on their own servers.

              • Ko'vari
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                310 months ago

                Hmm… I see the points being made. Thanks for supplying actual information. I think it’s a bit too soon to see how this will play out, and people are quite malleable, so this will be interesting to watch develop.

          • @mrmanagerA
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            010 months ago

            Whatever country you are in, they don’t actually care about human rights. It’s all driven by greed and power.