Do you want to run your own little corner of the #Fediverse, but you don't have the technical knowledge to install and maintain a server?

A managed hosting company can handle all the technical stuff while you run the instance.

The most popular and longest-running managed hosting service for #Mastodon is @mastohost at:

masto.host

Another popular managed hosting service is Spacebear, who offer instances for Mastodon, #PixelFed, #PeerTube and #HomeTown:

app.spacebear.ee

In the last few days I have been thinking about an analogy between the great challenge we face in the design of our digital space in the XXI century, and the famous infographic of the big fish and the small fish united.

It seems clear that working from within does not seem so hopeful or effective.
I've made a quick sketch....

So @aral your were not wrong! ;-)

And the question that arises and the even bigger challenge is: How are we going to unite?

#recoverourdigitalspace
#socialdesign

@Fairphone

Just to make clear, the Fairphone hardware costs a bit more because it has fair wages and safe working conditions all the way down the supply chain, right down to people who mine the raw materials from the ground.

You are paying a bit more so that the people who make it aren't exploited.

Fairphone's website has an extensive collection of articles about how they do this, for example:

fairphone.com/en/impact/source

fairphone.com/en/story/

fairphone.com/en/impact/

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Fairphone is the only smartphone maker that has fair wages with safe working conditions, minimum environmental impact, and modular hardware that the user can easily fix/upgrade themselves (they even include a screwdriver in the box!).

You can follow them at:

➡️ @Fairphone

Their site is at fairphone.com

You can buy a Fairphone with degoogled Android preinstalled at esolutions.shop

#Fairphone #Smartphones #Fairtrade #Android #Hardware #Business #NGOs #Environment #DeGoogle

The Dark Side of Green Energy

The Dark Side of Green Energy is about how the world may be creating a huge dependence on rare materials and minerals – and whether the promise of a clean, “green” world will turn out to be a myth with fresh challenges to our society and environment.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22051/the-dark-side-of-green-energy/

Translate Science is a new initiative to promote translation of scientific articles, books, papers etc. You can follow at:

➡️ @TranslateScience

The project's website is at translatescience.org

The project's account is on Fediscience, a Mastodon instance for scientists: fediscience.org

#TranslateScience #Science #Translation #Academic #Writing #Books #NGOs #Scientific #Sciences #Translators #Translations #Scientists #OpenScience #Academics #Academia

@futureisfoss @Luke The mask is the way to protect everyone else, if you don't wear the mask, unless it's a ffp2, it doesn't make sense other people do because you become a potential contagious person. Mask is the way to protect ourselves.

I lost a cousin 4 days ago because of covid and I lost friends who were infected by other people which are irresponsible about the situation and just spread misinformation.

@Hawlucha
I still find many of his tech videos useful, but having good knowledge about tech doesn't mean he's right about everything. We should definitely criticise people when they spread misinformation like this, its way better than ignoring or cancelling them - which will only isolate their followers to a harmful echo chamber.

PixelFed is the Fediverse's alternative to Instagram. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @pixelfed

PixelFed accounts can be followed from Mastodon, and vice versa.

You can find instances to join at pixelfed.org/join

The project's website is at pixelfed.org

You can also self-host, or you can get managed hosting from SpaceBear at app.spacebear.ee

#PixelFed #Instagram #Alternatives #Fediverse #ActivityPub #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #Photos #Photography #Art #SelfHosting

Cryptocurrencies are as pointless, destructive, and nonsensical as any other currency (say money), social credits, direct trades, tokens and so forth. All are representations of trade. And trade is the source of most problems. Proof here www.tromsite.com/books/#flipbo… #tromimg

Don't like Reddit? Come join us on Lemmy, the open source alternative: lemmy.ml/c/linux_gaming

So, I made an issue on their gitlab repo about the few settings they missed - gitlab.com/librewolf-community

Within a few hours the maintainer responded, explaining each setting, why they chose that, what settings they are planning to change, etc.

( I recommend someone at @privacytools take a look at this issue, it may interest you. )

This is the most important reason to choose librewolf, because its community maintained. We cannot have the same level of trust & engagement with a for-profit company.

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And yes, they also changed settings in the about:config page to harden firefox to its core.

@privacytools have made a list of settings you can change there to enhance your privacy & security - privacytools.io/browsers/#abou

Actually, I checked every setting on that list and found that librewolf had already configured most of it by default.

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Librewolf Review

youtube.com/watch?v=L2otiFy4AD

I think librewolf is my new favorite web browser ! 😀

Its a fork of firefox with privacy and security settings enabled by default. It ships with ublock origin for blocking ads/trackers. Also, It don't even have search engines like google, yahoo etc. as an option (BTW, I recommend you use searx). They also try to be fast with security updates, so they'll update their browser as soon as firefox releases a new version.

We updated Invidious ytb.trom.tf/ and this time we won't do many of the visual changes so that Invidious works well on small screens too. Plus, invidious is like nitter or bibliogram, a way to access these big companies without trading to them. We put more effort into Peertube, Friendica, Nextcloud and the like that are alternative tools to these big companies, rather than a skin. #tromlive
We found a very cool website last night: www.onezoom.org/life.html/@=30…

OneZoom Tree of Life- An interactive map of the evolutionary links between all living things. Discover your favorites, see which species are under threat, and be amazed by the diversity of life on earth.

📄 An overview of open standards in scientific publishing in the context of #openscience and #openaccess #publishing

Overview of 102 standards and specifications, organized into ten categories. Essential ones were selected by defining an open standard for scholarly publishing as an uniformly documented, widely accepted and used, openly accessible / extensible specification that is applied to the creation, description, production, and dissemination […] #science

doi.org/10.14293/S2199-1006.1.

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