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Good NYT #longread on the role of Facebook posts in exacerbating violence in #SriLanka. If you want to see evidence of the life and death consequences of centralized control of social media algorithms, this is about as compelling as it gets.
I'm late to the #introductions, but here it goes. I'm 30, she/her, from #Germany. I work as a environmental scientist at a university, pursuing a PhD degree. I need some #python #programming skills to do that.
I'm fairly into #crafts, especially #fiberarts like #knitting and #sewing.
I enjoy #boardgames a lot, I also started playing #shadowrun about a year ago.
#games like #citiesskylines or #civilization5 have quite a few hours on my steam account.
Plus: Trying to improve my #french ;)
Got to play a bit with #QubesOS this week. Too early for a full review, but anyone with strong privacy concerns should definitely check it out, especially if you still rely on Google, FB, or other big proprietary services with a propensity for tracking.
You segregate your applications into "domains", which run in VMs that can't talk to each other unless you want them to. So you could put proprietary web apps in an "untrusted" domain, far from your dev or personal projects. Neat!
To toot boldly where no one has tooted before
"At The Met, more people (ten million a month) are now experiencing The Met collection on Wikipedia than on metmuseum.org (two million a month). Furthermore, they’re doing so in languages and contexts that are near impossible for The Met to replicate and support on its own website."
Have questions about jailbreaking & fixing your devices? Tomorrow, EFF's @doctorow, @prilkit, & @kwiens of @ifixit will provide the answers in a Reddit AMA focused on DMCA 1201—the law that prevents you from accessing code in everything from phones to cars https://www.eff.org/FixandJailbreakRedditIAMA source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/986669073869160448
forteller - This sounds like Aaron Swartz all over again :(
A teenager in Canada who downloaded several thousand public freedom-of-information requests records has been raided by police and accused of "stealing" private information
Fantastic step-by-step explanation of how to create a #Wikidata query. The example produces an interactive map of female writers from North African countries, with photos, in 14 lines of code.
If you want to enable a new kind of Internet I suggest you get yourself to the 2018 #DWebSummit at the @internetarchive
The 2016 event was a watershed moment. Both @matrixdotorg and @ipfsbot launched there amidst a rich tapestry of technology, philosophy, ethics, and activism.
I'm going to work with my IA friends to make sure that more #platformcoop will be on offer. In 2016 Maira Sutton from Shareable was there, hoping for a lot more.
Sign up at https://decentralizedweb.net/
Love that my favorite Android Masto app, #Tusky, is open source. Love the fact that #Pinafore and #Halcyon exist as alternative web UIs. Love that #Pleroma is coming along well as an alternative #ActivityPub server. Love that the sex worker community on #Switter is actively working on building open source tech that works for their use case. Love to see instances like #OpenSocialAfrica and vis.social.
Y'all inspire me that this open source/free software thing may actually work out in the end. :)
What are some of your favorite podcasts?
Google's Talk to Books allows you to ask a question and see answers from the millions of books they've digitized:
To do this they built a model from a billion conversations. I wonder what the conversations were? I guess they could be search queries and clicked responses ... but maybe not?
Happy one year anniversary to #socialcoop! Big thanks to all those who made the original Medium article happen (https://medium.com/open-collective/social-coop-a-cooperative-decentralized-social-network-c10980c9ed91) that brought a lot of people to this instance. Proud of what we're building together. :)
F-Droid joins Twitter: 9 retweets https://twitter.com/fdroidorg/status/984786845530763266
F-Droid joins Mastodon: 217 boosts https://mastodon.technology/@fdroidorg/99852640003305252
Awww yeah 😎
Hello #socialcoop! @wingulls suggested we mirror https://twitter.com/geo_collective to our local TL, similar to our @coopnews mirror. GEO is another good feed with lots of constructive content about co-ops and the solidarity economy. Their Twitter admin has given permission for us to do so. Any objections? If not I will fire this up on the weekend. (It will ignore RTs.)
This is a great write-up on the kind of things ProseMirror is making possible: https://open.nytimes.com/building-a-text-editor-for-a-digital-first-newsroom-f1cb8367fc21
Hello fediverse! This account will toot a few stories a week that are examples of solutions-focused journalism: how people are working to address inequality, prejudice, and exploitative economic systems. Want to help curate stories? Send a private message, either to this account or to @eloquence.
This account is not a bot - all stories are selected and summarized with love. :)
Following up on my earlier comments re: constructive journalism, instead of mirroring more news accounts to social.coop, I'm going to create a "constructive journalism" handle here on social.coop to curate some selected solution-focused stories from multiple sources (Positive News, New Internationalist, etc.) I'm expecting 3-5 toots a week.
Anyone interested in co-editing this account with me?