Basspistol as a project has always been about independence and auto-sufficiency. And it may seem like a strange quest in a world where publication is more or less free of charge. But is it freedom that we are offered? The platforms we have come to rely on have repeatedly shown us that they aren’t at our disposal: we’re at theirs. First they made us gather everyone in their system, promising us reach. Then they started dictating what we can share and to whom, effectively creating a form of racketeering. Everyone who runs a fascbook page has seen the indecent messages: “Boost this post for 34 DeadPresidents to reach 3.5 robot accounts”, “Sponsor this video to get more likes from disengaged people.” Does it work to engage with those practices? Hardly. Is it worth it? Hell know! Who wants to be a mere data-tax collector for global corporations and pay for that?
Waaaaaay too many, sadly, yes.
Basspistol has long disposed of tools to publish multimedia on it’s own, but not so much the means to allow you to interact with the content. But it’s being addressed! A chat was introduced. To run it we leverage the fair and trust-worthy IRC via a platform that doesn’t require any of your personal data. Bridged via matrix we are able to respond almost immediately to queries. But this article is about our latest piece to this puzzle: our very own Peertube!
PeerTube is a free and open-source, decentralized, federated video platform powered by ActivityPub and WebTorrent. This does not only mean we can distribute video across the internet and the fediverse network; anyone with an account on these empowering and federated services can interact with our content! And because it is peer-to-peer, if we would happen to release something that y’all would want at once, our servers wouldn’t immediately choke!
Explore the medium! Read about the Fediverse! Get involved! Subscribe to our channels, share because you care! Don’t just take our word for it!