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Well hey, I just got here. In an effort to break the ice with total strangers (will this even show up on the local feed?)... I have an offering. I have limited artistic ability, but I managed to tie-dye some material earlier this year.

I will make you a face mask out of it. And finally learn to sew.

Just tell me a story that fits in a toot. Any story. You don't have to be my fediverse friend. But that would be niccccce too. I'll ship it to you.

Bogdan boosted

Is there anybody here that uses other Fediverse services, except from Mastodon? I have been fascinated by the whole concept of ActivityPub and federated social networks, but haven't seen great value on other Fediverse offerings. Am I missing something? 😅

#federated #social #activitypub

I'm exploring truly alternative search engines that have no/less commercial bias in their ranking algorithms, unlike the Google/Bing duopoly.

Problem with the likes of DuckDuckGo is that they source the actual search part to Google/Bing.

Was very happy to discover this page, and in turn Mojeek, which works much better than anything else I've found. mojeek.com/

There's also YaCy which is P2P, but I don't think it works very well, sadly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YaCy

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O. M. G.

I have finally found the most important page on the internet: searchenginemap.com/

SEARCH ENGINE FREEDOM NOW
(I'm very passionate about this subject, as you can tell)

Call me crazy, but until a funded enough foss search engine comes around w/ it's own scraper, I've found Yandex to be pretty much the only search engine that doesn't have a US-capitalism-centric ranking algorithm. Being Russian-owned Yandex is terrible for privacy, but I haven't found anything else interesting on the SEO-avoidence front.

Anyone have better options?

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(Am I doing threading right here?)

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It's so tragic, as high school acquaintances - especially those I admired, like one who wrote really beautifully for our literary magazine - are graduating college, and I see them (on LinkedIn, yes I judge myself), becoming SEO consultants with a frequency it's scary.

I think we don't talk enough about Google's greater footprint, SEO specifically. It's incredibly toxic both for the healthy web (lobotomizing our search results) but also the brilliant minds it traps.

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It's not the best tie dye. But it might make decent masks. I think I can make 4.

(I intend this to be for social.coop members, but if it gets out that's probably fine. Also maybe no one will see it!)

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Well hey, I just got here. In an effort to break the ice with total strangers (will this even show up on the local feed?)... I have an offering. I have limited artistic ability, but I managed to tie-dye some material earlier this year.

I will make you a face mask out of it. And finally learn to sew.

Just tell me a story that fits in a toot. Any story. You don't have to be my fediverse friend. But that would be niccccce too. I'll ship it to you.

social.coop

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