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net neutrality will never truly be possible while network infrastructure can be privately owned and corporations like facebook and google broker many people's entire internet experience. we need to socialize the internet.

@bob @animeirl @antanicus

Aahh, the good old days Moglen.

> Federated, rather than centralized, microblogging, social networking, photo exchange, anonymous publication platforms based around cloudy webservers—We can do all of that.

> We need Free Software, we need Free Hardware we can hack on, we need Free Spectrum we can use to communicate with one another, without let or hindrance. [ . . . ] I have spent some time and many people in this room, including Isaac have spent more time now, trying to make use of cheap, power efficient compact server computers, the size of AC chargers for mobile phones, which with the right software we can use to populate the net with robots that respect privacy.

how to explain federation in one sentence: "it makes many websites work like one website." there, simple, done. now you can focus on explaining why people want to use mastodon / what will make them feel at home / guiding to a preferred webspace beyond practical security concerns

#MASTODON POST PRIVACY - who can see your post?

Anyone can see and boost your post everywhere.

✅ Tagged people
✅ Followers
✅ People who look for it
❌ Local and federated timelines
✅ Boostable

✅ Tagged people
✅ Followers
❌ People who look for it
❌ Local and federated timelines
❌ Boostable

✅ Tagged people
❌ Followers
❌ People who look for it
❌ Local and federated timelines
❌ Boostable #tutorial #howto

Something I notice quite a bit when people are trying to convince others to try Mastodon is that they put most of their focus into the infrastructure.

✨ ✨​ ✨
federation! ✨
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This is all well and good, but doesn't quite answer why someone should give their time and attention to it.

"Is it easy to use?"
"Who uses it?" "Are my friends there?"
"How do I find people to talk to?"
"Can I use it on my phone?"
"Which instance do I choose?"

GitLab drops the CLA to become more community friendly and follows best practice in Free Software. As a result Debian and GNOME plan to migrate their communities and projects to GitLab. #gitlab #cla #dco #gnome #debian

As a long-time fan of , I'm becoming more and more aware of the fact they are a channel through which the predominant, hierarchical and capitalist worldview is delivered to teenagers and young adults around the world.

What if, for a change, we developed a strategy game where and mutual help are rewarded, instead of conquest, exploitation and wealth extraction? Would such a game be boring, or fun to play?

Twitter won't suspend people who call for the nuclear annihilation of an entire country, but will suspend you if you say "fuck" to a celebrity

@gabriele @BryanLunduke @sillystring Look, I dunno why you even have to put "allegedly" here, when I am outspokenly anti-fascist. I'm Jewish. It's in my history, too. Frankly, if someone has a problem with being against fascism, I won't be sad about them not coming here.

me : ok i'll only work after lunch

also me 5min later: looking at some of my msc code: "hmmm how could i refactor this this and that? " 🤦

Telegram is a shady app. They rolled their own crypto, put up a "challenge" to break it with conditions that would've made most crypto unbreakable; most importantly, they do not even encrypt anything by default

A lot of the software used by public institutions is proprietary. This means that the public - including you - is financing software that cannot be modified, studied, shared, or improved.

How can we put our trust in public bodies if they don't have full control over the software they are using?

Shouldn't your money be used to develop software that benefits you and other citizens?

If you think it should, join the #publiccode campaign.

Cyborg Politics?? 🤔 🤔

She makes some non-trivial observations 🤓