I ported over all Medium posts to the new blog! https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/06/if-you-could-edit-tweets/
I know I still need to add sharing buttons below the content but I'm tired. It should look fine on mobile now, too
Both useful, but different.
remember when the internet was fun and full of possibilities? yknow how now it's a miserable hell? reminder that what happened is that capitalism colonized it and now it's just as shitty as everything else capitalism's got its hooks in
like. seo, algorithms, targeted advertising: these are all DESIGNED to keep you from finding some weirdo's X-Files fan page or geocities star trek web ring. I would 1000x rather find those than tweets from the u.s. president, yet here we are #thankscapitalism
I write open source software because:
- I enjoy programming,
- I need/want a particular thing to exist,
- once I have written it, I might as well share it,
- maybe someone will even find a bug or pick it up and maintain it.
And not because:
- I want anyone to make money on it,
- I want to defend anyone from anything,
- I want to be rich and famous.
Just think about it like playing an instrument — it's fun to do, and even better when done together. But I don't sell albums.
Twitter buys company providing safety&abuse API for other platforms and then shuts down everything with 20 minute notice to customers with year-long contracts.
Another reason why #FuckTwitter
Also, everyone should note down the founder names and ensure never to buy service from them; if they get bought they'll drop you like a hot potato.
Can anyone give me project governance advice please?
I can just barely manage Odysseus development in my spare time, and I'd really like to attract some contributors before it does become more than I can handle.
And while I'm at it I've got a liberapay account at https://liberapay.com/alcinnz
between article 13, GDPR and sesta/fosta it's... probably not a good idea to make server-side software that accepts user data unless you have a bunch of lawyers, right?
"The frictionless world of online labour markets, free from regulation and the grips of national governments is unleashing the full force of the free market, and causing workers across the globe to undersell themselves and undercut each other. They know, as do their employers, that there will always be someone else who will do it for less."
In which we learn why cooperatives are the only way out of the neoliberal nightmare.
Federated social media will out live giants like facebook, twitter. They might have a small user base but that means nothing, they are not run for a profit and a single node going down has little impact on the hole of the network.
And being a for purpose network, it is not left to the mercy of market valuation that has killed so many social networks in the past.
I have a draft write-up of some of the building blocks but I'm still trying to check that I haven't violated the preconditions on the privacy proofs, so I haven't posted anything.
Tomorrow I'm meeting the professor whose PhD thesis is the core of my current plan, so maybe I'll have something more concrete soon. 😅