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@polymerwitch @KolokokoBird yes, @agaric is trying to build the approach of 'post on your own site first, syndicate elsewhere' into , and we have a client looking to build a big aggregate 'green events' calendar so maybe we'll be able to make some progress on this for events. If it's possible at all to push events to a Facebook (page or group) from a website, happy to help maintain a style service for that.

Thoughts welcome here or here: !

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Don't get me wrong, computers can absolutely help us regain our environmental efficiency. They just *aren't*.

Not as long as we're:
* constantly syncing everything to the cloud,
* expecting same-hour delivery,
* funding our clickbait via surveillance advertising,
* buying a new phone every year,
* using AIs because they're cool rather than useful,
* running bloated software & webpages,
* buying into "big data"
* etc

Computing is environmentally cheap, but it rapidly adds up!

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Got the article from a tweet that is actually originally from the fediverse here!


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On the technical, really surprised @plausible was not mentioned. Other than that so much to decide about prioritization and where and what to cut that bloat.

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On the broader political economy, we need to free ourselves of corporate advertising monopolies (Google, Meta, Twitter wishes) seeking to make social media and our online lives overall addictive.

And, naturally, we need to replace capitalism with something that benefits people.

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Hi all, i have not said much about it but for four years now Drutopia development and usage/hosting has continued by several main tech shops: Chocolate Lilly, @agaric, Weirs Beach Media Group, and Geeks4Change.

We are still a tiny Drupal distribution by installation base but have a pretty healthy contributor ecosystem (including activity in issues) in not being dominated by one organization or company.

Removing bloat from websites to reduce environmental impact. Love the spirit of this, though the article could have been more pointed on the political economy driving the worst of the problems, and the technical recommendations merit debate worthy of a forum!

To the extent that there is shared control of corporations, it is one dollar one vote. Which means the 1% has controlling stake in the US economy as a whole. Worker control of businesses and industries is so important.

Pretty good opportunity for web developers or an operation manager, Open Collective is headed for an and maybe you can be part of making sure that includes a democratic workplace!

In any case, this is a kind of that needs to be well known and celebrated!

Congratulations to all!

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Some of us started worker-owned ;-)

Seriously, this is an awesome evolution of a truly awesome company.

Curious how close to one-person one-vote Lullabot
is now and if joining Palante, Colab Coop, and Agaric in the "Drupal-inspired" worker cooperative world might happen!

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From Jeff Robbins on Twitter:

"I no longer have control in the company’s future, but I couldn’t be happier about what it has become.


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My fifth and final post (bittersweet) in my series on Enhancing the Drupal Authoring Experience is now out.

I focus this last one on accessibility tools you can integrate into your site.

Many a11y issues are content issues, so keeping your site accessible means giving your authors the tools they need to keep it up.

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One easy way to support cooperatives: use Meet.Coop's BBB instance or MayFirst's Jitsi instance instead of Zoom etc.
Then, get your cooperative or group to use them.
(Social.Coop members get a free Meet.Coop account.)

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Is Google Analytics illegal?

Yes, said the Austrian Data Protection Authority and today the French DPA agreed!

Exciting times to be a European, privacy-focused web analytics project 🔥

Here is a social media microblog-sized post just to say we are syndicating to Mastodon and Twitter thanks to the Indieweb module!:

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Part 4 of my Enhance Your Authoring Experience is out.

This one fine tunes Drupal's admin pages, especially the Block layout page, which can be unnecessarily overwhelming for content editors.

Not that $600 or $1,200 a year are not also high for lots of community projects, but we feel it is important that community groups have the potential to shape a platform they rely on, and have as a option as well as better known WordPress, Ghost, etc SaaS.

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.