Mastodon evangelism, a post I made to Facebook 

There is a free, open-source, federated social media platform called Mastodon. Most social media is for-profit, driven by advertising and uses manipulative tactics to decide what you see. The goal is to keep you compulsively checking, clicking, and engaging so you spend more time on the site and get more revenue.
Mastodon doesn't do that. You can set up your own instance (it's like having your very own twitter-like service) invite your friends, and follow and connect with other instances and people doing the exact same thing.
Posts show up in the order they happen. None of this "we're only going to show you the 'Top Posts' to make you happy/angry so you keep scrolling." No psychological algorithmic manipulation, and it's free.
Here's the kicker. I literally *can't* link to the page describing Mastodon service on Facebook, because that page has been flagged as spam on Facebook.
So, if you are interested, and the algorithm doesn't bury this post in oblivion, you can find out more at the website JoinMastodon dot org.

Giving kids Chromebooks in schools is like serving them candy for lunch. It’s something you’d do if you were either clueless or hated their guts.

What I’m trying to say is stop normalising surveillance in schools, you absolute muppets.

complaining about healthcare IT 

"we treat your data with the utmost care and employ protection measures to ensure it remains private & secure"
ok cool *books an appointment*
"This e-mail has failed its domain's authentication requirements! It may be spoofed or improperly forwarded."

I keep seeing open source projects saying "join the conversation" on discord or "stay up to date" with a link to twitter or a facebook group.

Have we really failed on messaging so hard that no one understands the cognitive dissonance at play here?

Or is it really just that Matrix is that bad, and the fediverse is that obscure?

Does anyone have recommendations for green energy Virtual Private Server which is certified to be green? Renewable, clean, reduced greenhouse gases (e.g. carbon, methane). Solar, wind, geothermal.

Not wood, not natural gas, not nuclear.

hot take: fossil fuel executives should be tried at Den Haag for crimes against humanity

it's much worse of course, because it's a crime against not just humanity but life in general, but we don't have a mechanism for trying "crimes against existence" yet

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The creator of
the distribution is a
well known cat lover

ferret groomers get water off ferrets by simply wringing them out. the noise i made when i saw this

another thing I hate about modern tech is the forcefeeding it feels is happening

HELLO CONSUMER BUY NEW PRODUCT UPDATE YOUR PHONE EVERY YEAR YOU NEED IT

Can't stop thinking about a new model for community-based development where there's co-ownership between users and maintainers, hybrid coop-style.

Maintainers' buy-in is labor.
Users' buy-in is remuneration for maintainers.

And both get to participate in decision-making.

If you'd like to learn more about the Co-op Cloud, we hold an online public moment each week, our kite flying hour, where you can drop by and have a chat! We're in meet.jit.si/CoopCloudKiteFlyin every Thursday at 15:00 CEST β˜€οΈ

Hi all! We're the folks behind Co-op Cloud (coopcloud.tech), a project which aims to build out a digital configuration commons for tech co-ops and democratic tech collectives. Our approach aims to maximise sharing, co-operation and reuse for setting up and maintaining libre software infrastructure. We have a public matrix room at `:autonomic.zone`, feel welcome! The project is currently in public alpha and super young ☁️ 🎩 πŸ’»

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