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I've been on Mastodon over at
I'm based in the UK and into food, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them.
I'm involved in a few projects - 40 people using online tools to collaborate managing a field is a mobile hackspace/workshop set up to help environmental & community projects build & fix tools and infrastructure Soilhack is a peer 2 peer learning network

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Not to be all “forget about x, what about y” but it would be worth spending a fraction of the time used discussing Jamal Khashoggi to mention the starvation of 13 million people in Yemen, in what may be the worst famine in 100 years

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We submitted the #FreedomBox software system to DistroWatch, the main catalog of #Linux distributions.

But DistroWatch won't add us to their catalog until we get enough votes!

Please vote for us! Just click "Recommend."


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@lindner We at Ecobytes are using the InternetX domain registrar, and run a collectively owned and maintained DNS infrastructure. Would that suit your case?

We're a not-for profit association registered in Germany. If you wished to learn more, come talk to us us in

One can register at if one wishes.

Thanks @dazinism for the retoot.

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♲ Hey there social media hosting people and developers working on any of the #Fediverse systems!

Is there anyone of you at the Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig this year right after Christmas? Is there anyone interested to have a meeting there?

Just some exchange, we would need some people to moderate the event, but basically some meetup to exchange information and get to know other players in the field.
"Someone" could then register a "talk" or "meetup" for the upcoming congress, I'd say a duration of about 1.5 to 2 hours and maybe 60+ people can be expected, assuming there is many #webmasters or #developers among the visitors at the #35C3.

Any #devs and #webmaster of the following systems, or any that I might have missed that are using #ActivityPup and can communicate with the others, please comment here if you like the idea!
#Friendica #Diaspora #red #Hubzilla #GnuSocial #StatusNet #Mastodon #Pleroma #Socialhome #Ganggo

Let me know if you have any questions.

#35c3 #fediverse #federation
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I'm excited for International this Saturday! (disclaimer: I work for a community repair organisation involved in it, but I'd be excited anyway..) Let's go slow and fix things!

Over 120 events worldwide on the map so far

If you want to get involved, you could
- Attend a community repair event
- Support a local repair business
- Fix something yourself
- Share a picture of your repair (successful or not!) or of a memorable repair

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Anyone have recommended domain registrars that are member/worker owned?

Bonus points if they can handle secondary dns (I still have dyndns setup for that...)

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I just got recommended Twidere, an Android app for mastodon/pleroma/birdsite. And it's really really nice

Twidere (Microblogging client) -
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The Decentralized Internet & Privacy Devroom is craving for more #women and non-binary people to join the Steering Committee.

The SC is responsible for choosing the proposals that will be presented in session. It's your chance to raise concerns that usually don't make it to FOSDEM.

#ETC2018 was great. Make FOSDEM great again :P

The draft CFP is being finalized at the moment. Please join and edit your name in! It will be released... later TODAY.

This is a worrying progression.

RT @lohang: Pages purged by Facebook were on blacklist promoted by Washington Post

PropOrNot, an organization that published a blacklist of oppositional media organizations in 2016, hailed Facebook’s actions as the precursor to shutting down the targeted organizations' web sites.

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#DidYouKnow you can host your own website on a private server powered by a solar panel!

This article explains: all you need is an Olimex Lime 2 single-board computer + a solar panel.

Would you want to host a #FreedomBox using solar power? Let us know!

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The free libre open source analytics software Matomo (formerly known as Piwik) is now on the fediverse:


They also have a website:

The software costs nothing if you self-host, and they also offer a paid hosted option for people who prefer it.

Unlike Google Analytics, Matomo's data stays entirely on the site that uses it. No one else has access to it, so there's no way for it to be aggregated across many sites.

#DeleteGoogle #Analytics #Matomo #Piwik #FLOSS

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Just uploaded the HAHA Academy manifesto and launched the league of 1000 HAHAs:

- We need location-independent learning and accreditation
- We need to support lifelong learning
- We need to support self-taught learning
- We need to recognise learning without high-stakes examinations

Please read the manifesto and join us!
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I'm not trying to like, subtoot or call anyone out or fuss at anyone in particular about this, but co-op and folks please take note: buying a domain at the .io TLD supports imperialism and militarism and thus is not a good choice for your project!

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Hello, all! I'm an academic librarian at Marquette U. I have two main roles there--supporting digital scholarship and leading the creative/communication side of the library's administration.

My work-related research currently focuses on the relationships between open access publishing and social justice. I'm also interested in languages, especially in relation to print culture. I geek out on visual design, early sound recordings, and learning how to use new digital tools.

Glad to be here!

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@dazinism I'm UK too :-) You're right, I think most people don't have much clue about anything, which is why we're in the brexit mess. Still hoping we can get out of it.

I read this today: Still trying to figure out how to use it best.

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My new paper tries to identify some of what is lost as market-based "sharing economy" platforms increasing replace socially-oriented systems based on actual sharing: (The paper was led by @notconfusing who will present it at @CSCW next month!)

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Anyone know any good resources that focus on taking a broad view about security and privacy of android devices?

I know about

anything else?

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Are your employees using #GoogleDrive? You just lost complete control over that data: Google reserves the right to publish & make derivative works of anything uploaded.

We suggest #selfhosting! #Privacy #DeleteGoogle

Anyone know any good resources that focus on taking a broad view about security and privacy of android devices?

I know about

anything else?

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@Antanicus @fdroidorg Several apps in F-droid have trackers removed from the source code. That takes extra time. After that building and signing can start. F-droid is volunteer and donation based, unlike the billionaires project of Google :) #f-droid #fdroid

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