If you're new to Mastodon and the Fediverse, you may be looking for ways to connect with people.
Here are some suggestions:
✅ Do a post telling the world a little bit about yourself with the hashtag #Introductions
✅ Visit the opt-in community directory Trunk to find people to follow, it's organised by topic:
✅ Use hashtags! These are the only way to search the fediverse, so they make your posts much easier to discover.
Run your own social! 👊
Using big social media sites is easy, but you pay a steep price for it. You should consider running your own site, which is harder, but can be extremely rewarding.
Learn how: https://runyourown.social/
@github blocked all Iranian accounts without prior notice or the chance to download their data. The whole process is quite #discriminatory & a result of a #chauvinistic approach in tech.
Once more we emphasize that self-hosting can be the best protection mechanism. CC @gitlab
If your data is in the cloud, it should be encrypted. 💭 🔒 cc @KeybaseIO
The Slack Security Incident is just one more example of how our security and private communications can be endangered. ❗🔴 🔓
The only answer remains free and open source software which supports end-to-end encryption! 🔐
Our monthly newsletter is already in your inbox!📥📩 Featuring the "LibreOffice community engagement microsite" & news and updates from the open source software world, we shared some of our stories with you!💌 🗞️ Cc @libreoffice
Great work by Julia Reda, a shame to have her out of the parliament. FOSSA and the Cybersecurity legislation will push the EU and the world forward, I hope to see it sail through... now let's hope the Council doesn't spoil things as they tend to do
Facebook and Instagram was down today. Their number of privacy related scandals is going up though:
Using Gmail confidential mode is neither secure nor private. As long as Google can read your emails, its privacy promises will always be disingenuous. Here’s why Gmail’s confidential mode isn’t actually confidential: https://protonmail.com/blog/gmail-confidential-mode-security-privacy/
We couldn't hide the excitement to attend Open Source Conference Albania 2019 - one of the grass roots FLOSS events we care a lot about. 😍🥳
As you might have noticed, the rise of centralized proprietary blogging platforms is pushing a lot of publishers to look for new alternatives. This is why we are supporting self-hosting and open source blogging platforms. ✍️ 💻
Here are our thoughts on this: https://blog.collective68.tech/open-source-self-hosting-platforms-blogging-writing-publishing-medium-write-as-ghost/
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