Very good but somewhat dystopian read at Syonyk's https://syonyk.blogspot.com/2020/07/happy-4th-of-july-in-dying-empire.html : "Fixing the worst evils of social media wouldn't actually be that tough, either. Eliminate the ability to repost someone else's content" .. " require people to write out their status updates instead of just reposting" .. ", and keep things mostly chronologically ordered" instead of "slot machine ordering, .. "
That sounds like #mastodon dosen't it?
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
Internet at risk again (US pol)
Saw all those reports about Trump taking aim at 'social media companies' so I took a look at what he's pushing to be amended: https://www.eff.org/issues/cda230
This isn't "social media companies", or "businesses", it's *everything*. Every website every forum every Fedi instance, every FTP server and gopher hole. Absolutely everything.
I severely doubt they'll go ahead and change/revoke this because it'll make all forms of accessible servers liable for whatever snippets of media is on them as if the server owner themselves has authored them.
What's odd is how the media keeps focusing on the 'social network' aspect and not noticing the magnitude of what we're talking about. You'd think they'd notice.
Full legal text: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/47/230
The PeerTube content bootstrap fund:
@Mnemonic I think so. That’s at a hotel so it’s way nicer than what I’m used to.
> If someone is not techsavy and… doesn't care about privacy, which benefits do they get by joining the fediverse? What are you convincing points for that?
Nicer people! People are generally pretty nice in small groups, but when you throw them together in massive crowds like Twitter does, you get toxic behavior. Small, well-moderated instances promote community.
Plus, Mastodon has other features to avoid encouraging toxicity. I wrote a post a while ago: https://www.codesections.com/blog/mastodon-elevator-pitch/
Was out hiking to day. Something was wery different: there was no #contrails in the sky. We usually have many planes passing over Møn, DK.
feeling sad: just realized that my favorite ap provider is a assh*** https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/oct/02/cambium-ubiquiti-gpl-violations/
For some time now I wanted a electric bike, but this way more hot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvS8wtnNQz4
#Sonos is evil. They have a “recycle mode” that bricks your device on purpose and makes sure they can never be used again. Pure software. Even though speakers are perfectly OK. This should be illegal. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1210662988828442624.html
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.