submitted 4 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Hello. I am from Korea. I heard of Lemmy while I was browsing the Korean community DCinside. I thought lemmy.world was "the" Lemmy community. But it turns out each community is hosted by different people, which are divided into smaller communities?

Lemmy is not well known in South Korea. To be honest I don't really know how this federated system works. But I do hope people can take a look at communities not funded by corporate.

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 4 months ago

So I'd say that yes this seems to be the most active Korean community, hosted by a Korean and on a Server in Korea.

I have a video (but in English) on how the federated network of lemmy servers (also called instances) works if you're interested:


[-] [email protected] 4 points 4 months ago

Thank you, I can understand this better now. So basically each instance is separate from others, but it can choose to federate with other instances. For example YuruLemmy is federating with a few other servers, and that is why I can see some (but not all) communities from other servers.

And TIL Peertube exists

[-] [email protected] 4 points 4 months ago

Yes that is correct.

And then the question hew do you think we could make lemmy more known in Korea?

And another question for everyone else, why aren't you guys posting? Especially no korean language content ๐Ÿ˜…

[-] [email protected] 2 points 4 months ago

I think to Koreans, evading government censorship is more important than corporate tracking, algorithms, etc. because Korean law makes it easy to get sued for defamation from a comment, NSFW content is banned, North Korean websites are blocked... things like that. You can get away from corporate tracking but you still need to follow the law ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ

So without a need to move to decentralized platform I think it will be difficult to make Lemmy well known.

I do have a question though, how I can trust Lemmy communities? For example if I were using Reddit, I can just trust one entity (the owners of Reddit) that they keep my data somewhat safe. But since Lemmy is hosted by many different people, I would have to trust many people at the same time!

[-] [email protected] 3 points 4 months ago

Everything you do on lemmy is public. What data do you think you trusting the different servers with?

[-] [email protected] 3 points 4 months ago

At the moment I can only think of my email address. I guess Lemmy does require less personal info (at signup)

But I could be asking, is this website actually using Lemmy code? Or is it just a random forum website that look like Lemmy? Can I verify if a site that I am visiting is part of the Fediverse?

[-] [email protected] 3 points 4 months ago

Not every server asks for a email address, they only use it so you can log in, to prevent automatic spam accounts and for password reset. I went around that problem by setting up my own instance where I never had to put in my email address. For the distributed nature of Lemmy the email address is not necessary. So it is also not shared with any other server. Therefor this specific data you only need to trust the one admin who runs the server where you have your account on with.

Yes you can verify if a site is part of the fediverse by using it to post into a community on a different server. If your post or comment shows up there, then it is part of the fediverse.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 4 months ago

Ah okay, that solves my question. While it's true that I'm basically visiting totally different websites for each instance, admins only know what is happening on their server.

After reading some other sources about Lemmy I guess it's more about freedom and data resilience, than avoiding tracking and unwanted data collection

Anyways I'm glad someone gave me a detailed explanation upon my first visit - I am grateful!

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago

I'm just wishing for a Lemmy instance where center-left and dinosaur game center-right folks could interact and discuss general topics, some of which may be political.

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