@nathand presents an argument that builds into a practical truth, not the ultimate truth.

Mythologies are the foundations of cultures, not fabrications.

The best apology is changed behavior.

I treat words like they hold triggers.

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In case you were wondering what Big Tech CEOs really have planned for you after they're done censoring you and bankrupting conservatives, a former Twitter CEO says people who believe in capitalism should be, "lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution."

And there ya go. They're not even hiding it anymore. This is what Leftists plan to do if we don't engage them and STOP them first.


@fredl99 I completely agree with your thoughts. As you've said before, people are not really aware about what tech companies are doing with the internet, or if they are, they do not see palpable consequences in order to worry; they only think of privacy violations as a conspiracy theory. All I can do is make available to my close friends other options.

@zrknlzr Indeed; that could work at least with my social network. However, it’s not conceivable to absolutely quit WA, there are business communications which sadly still make it impossible.

@bpepple Wow, I honestly believe that’s a very reasonable period of time, giving the influence of WA. Hope to get there! 👏🏼👏🏼

@pamaca Of course, every single person I interact with has WA, and many have tried using other providers. Thing is, nobody sees a tangible benefit, so why bother using other? It’s all about the comfort zone and pretty colors. It only remains to be persistent in making people aware.

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For most people it's hard to trade comfort against freedom. They feel safe in their known environment, even if it's a cage.
One can only escape from prison when he realizes he's in one.

You could tell them from your adventures behind the walls, so they become curious to see it by themselves. If they aren't interested at all then it might be the best to leave them there. You will find new friends with similar interests as yours.

Been trying to use Signal but have only achieved to use it to chat with my gf; nobody wants to leave WhatsApp!

Words are sometimes autonomous little demons who like to form their own parade and march away, leaving us behind.

@jef You are not; an invite code provided by an existing user is indispensable for creating an account. Since I’m a recent user (a couple of months now), system won’t let me generate one. If you don’t have other Riseup user to reach, I highly recommend you to try out “Disroot”.

@jef I do, as my main email for my projects now. 🦅

It has been long way now since @digdeeper introduced me to online privacy early this year. His article about the best email providers out there got me immediately leaving services like Gmail and Outlook. Without a doubt, providers like “Disroot” and specially “Riseup”, are the best thing it has ever happened to me.


Hello! I'm new to Mastodon. I decided to join in as a protest to the current popular, privacy violator, social networks.


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