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""Instead of trying to earn enough money to insulate ourselves from the world we're creating, why don't we spend that time and energy making the world a place that we don't feel the need to escape from."

ted.com/talks/douglas_rushkoff

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Wow 😮

Libre activists in Albania 🇦🇱 are doing their own version of switching.social (see photo) 👍

Switching.social is available under a CC By SA licence, so if you want to do your own version in your own language, please go right ahead!

There are already versions in French, German, Italian and Turkish:
mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/1

#Albania #Albanian #Alternatives

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@yunohost
@pixelfed
#Pixelfed for #YunoHost has been upgraded to version [0.9.6]

#Pixelfed is a free and ethical photo sharing platform, powered by ActivityPub federation.

Added
* Frontend UI Refactor

Upgrade with the following command:

$ yunohost app upgrade pixelfed -u github.com/YunoHost-Apps/pixel

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Das Bundesinnenministerium möchte den Betrieb von #Tor-Servern kriminalisieren und damit unter anderem gegen Whistleblowing-Plattformen wie Wikileaks ermitteln können. Außerdem droht Anonymisierungsdiensten das Aus, mit denen Exilmedien Informationen aus Krisen- und Kriegsgebieten erhalten können. Dies ist das Ergebnis einer interdisziplinären Analyse des „Darknet-Paragrafen“ durch Juristen, IT-Experten und Menschenrechtsaktivisten.

reporter-ohne-grenzen.de/press

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We are happy to announce the release of #YunoHost 3.6 \o/ ! 🎉

It comes with:
- a new unified application list, with more than 100(!) well-packaged apps
- UX improvements in the self-upgrade mechanism, and various stuff for the CLI (autocompletion, manpage, ... 👌)
- progress on some features which are still experimental (app actions and config panel)
- updated translations !
- annnd manymany fixes / enh :blobcatcoffee:

Check out the release note for all the details 😘

forum.yunohost.org/t/yunohost-

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#Anfora is an upcoming Flickr-style federated photo sharing platform for the Fediverse. You can follow it at:

@anfora

The developer took a break for a while but is now back, so it's a good time to help them if you can.

There's also a website at:

anfora.app

#Flickr #Alternatives #Fediverse #ActivityPub

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For those who haven't heard of en_DK before, it's the "European English" (for want of a better description) locale.

It uses Commonwealth English (en_GB) for strings and ISO-14651-1 for collates.
Dates are in YYYY-MM-DD, time is in 24h HH:MM format, Monday is the first day of the week, comma is the decimal separator, currency is euro and standard paper size is A4.

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GOSH I love reading full articles from @write_as in the new single-column view.

The attached screenshot is after clicking through a "read article" link, one of the features of my new Mastodon fork, Hometown. I hope to have documentation and release notes ready to go by the end of the week!

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

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It is only a matter of time before the Fediverse starts to self-organise into 'blocs'.

The ad-hoc blocks and defederations of the past will inevitably be superseded by more formal alliances.

Whole areas of the Fediverse will be effectively cut off from each other.

This is perfectly normal and will be a sign that defederated social media is working.

But the period leading up to a more defined shape to the Fediverse will be turbulent and dis-orientating.

Maybe the blocs already exist?
Their names?

@tbernard Hi Tobias! Could you tell me which software project the default mail client of the Librem 5 will be based on? 😊

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@bhaugen @Framasoft

Two separate projects with slightly different aim, but they are both aiming to use ActivityPub so they may be compatible in some way.

GetTogether is aiming to replace Meetup.com, Mobilizon is aiming to replace Facebook Events.

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Mastodon's Lists let you follow handpicked accounts on their own timeline.

The single-column interface makes it a bit easier to use them:

1. Click on "Lists" in the right sidebar

2. Enter a new list title, click + to create it

3. Click on the new list's name to open it

4. Click on the three sliders icon in the top right corner, click "Edit List"

5. Click "Search among people you follow" and enter keywords, then click + to add to your list

6. Click outside the box to close it

#MastoTips

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Cracks me up when developers recognize "not everyone has computer software and hardware like me," but can't imagine that people have different life experiences, beliefs, desires, or fears.

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Just updated @Tusky and indeed, I got rickrolled trying to enter gab as an instance. Hate fascism, love tusky! 😍

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@jonas

It's very easy, just paste the web address of the blog into the Mastodon search box and search for it. This should bring up the blog's fediverse account and a follow button next to it.

No such thing as an ignorant question! :blobsmile: You can ask me, and/or post with the hashtag #AskTheFediverse

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In case it isn't clear, Google has now reached, in many sectors, the "extinguish" phase of "embrace, extend, extinguish".

"Google is locking down API access to Gmail data (and later, Drive data) soon, and some of your favorite third-party apps might find themselves locked out of your Google account data. "

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1528361

@switchingsocial Do you know how to follow a writefreely blog from Mastodon? 😊

And could you tell where to ask such ignorant questions regarding the Fediverse in the future? 😅

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The year is 2050

I live on a popup automated nomadic settlement on a prairie being threatened with drought. The groundwater is drying up here from the Dasani mega-exfiltrators that just got installed a fee miles East, so we're going to book it before anything gets too scarce. The settlement computer, a little RISC-V SOC next to the fabricators is giving an error, deep spec checks starting to fail from high-temperatures as the chip slowly melts in the heat. The HURD kernel makes the appropriate adjustments to keep us on track for morning packup. One of my partners gives me a peck on the cheek as they walk by prepping a launch for the pine-leaf mesh drone to keep us on the decnet while we're traveling (we stopped using balloons after they learned how to pop them). There's not really much concern about the whole ordeal, we've dealt with the thugs chasing us out before and we're prepared if they give chase. Besides, somebody updated the HAB design on decnet to detect fracked reservoirs sooner to avoid this mess in the future. We put up the solar deck and set our habs to a slow crawl westward as the sun just starts peeking over the horizon. The praire, the hills, they can kill it all as far as we care, hierarchy won't be enough to save them in the end, they can't adapt.

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