Every algorithm has flaws. The chronological order also have flaws. If someone posts infrequently, their posts will be flooded on my timeline by people who post very frequently. And so, as a user, if I don't look at mastodon very often, I will miss a lot of posts from the rare poster and see of lot of posts from the frequent poster.

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Apple Safari's new privacy report names, shames and prevents adtech tracking! 👏

Plausible doesn't use cookies and doesn't do any cross-site tracking so sites using Plausible are clear. Google on the other hand after only few mins of browsing... 👀

It's a myth that you cannot grow a startup without sharing data with and spending money on Facebook and Google advertising.

We say no to this and other best marketing practices while still growing our MRR by 1000% in 6 months


Trump & QAnon 🤮 

I'm just waiting for trump to discover QAnon himself, and actually believing all that crap himself. What a fun year!


I am building a FOSS that I'll also be running as a paid service with a subscription.

Can somebody recommend a payment provider? Don't want to go with Paypal.

@mastonaut sorry if I'm being blunt, but what justifies "Mastonaut" being 2,5x more expensive than "Mast". I'm looking to buy a macOS app, and Mastonaut looks good, but 8,99€...

And it's not open source?

Help me understand better:

I know that the specific instance I'm signed up too doesn't matter too much. Still, the instances have specific rules, and thus different content.

That means that, inevitably, I'll be signed up on multiple instances, each on their own domain.

How do you guys manage this? Do you have a primary account, and then secondary accounts for specific interests?

@celia your website is really gorgeous. Well done!

The only thing that I noticed when looking at your website, is that I was a bit confused by these icons because they don't have any descriptive text or mouseover explanation.

I think that simply adding a title and/or alt text to these images would make it easier for new visitors to understand what these are about.

Of course, after clicking on an article, the description is there. I'm just sharing my user experience :)

Well this is refreshing..don't think I've ever been to a site that recommends using an adblocker. Awesome! Way to be botwiki.org!

"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"

Great post!



Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.