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3-D bar plots are an abomination. Just because Excel can do them doesn't mean you should.
(Dismount pulpit).
-- Berton Gunter
R-help (October 2007) #Rstats

#Cooperatives; $ failure points Show more

The problem with converting normal businesses to worker co-ops is that the current owners have to go along with the idea....or do they?

Ramping up for starting the first book in the : Elinor Ostrom's Rules for Radicals: Cooperative Solutions Beyond Markets and States. Join in here:

Really nice article by @ntnsndr on the possibilities of coops in the digital space (and what they’re already achieving).

Quality rather than unnecessary growth; data privacy; federation rather than centralization; harnessing ideas like blockchain for trust; and funding new ventures through cooperative means. Exciting times. (h/t @Matt_Noyes)

Reminder: need a certain minimum amount of . For most, this means an empty house. When people are running around in the other rooms it isn't solitude. Please remember this for the sake of your loved ones.

(Also, this isn't an illness or an affliction or something regrettable or something to be fixed. It is our way of being and it is perfectly valid. Please respect that.)

Tip for retrieving a toot: add a #hashtag in it.

It's actually not a #tip or #hint, but a NEED.

Contrary to most #social #networks or #software, #Mastodon does NOT index its messages as "full-text".
It ONLY indexes it for specific #data, currently: hashtag(s).

Said otherwise: any #toot without any hashtag is virtually #INVISIBLE / #UNFINDABLE through the #search #box.

You even can't look for #toots featuring an #emoji or a #hyperlink.

#MastoPedia #MastoTips

#Mastopaedia #Mastopædia

that executive dysfunction/depression double whammy where you get depressed about not getting anything done and then you can't get anything done because you're depressed.

Get a free PDF copy of Shareable's new 275 page book of solutions, "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons" here:

Over Thnxgvz I saw an Eyvind Earle exhibition in San Francisco. I thought I already loved Earle's paintings, but seeing my favorite ones in person was nearly mystical. The tricks he pulls with perspective and impossible light sources give it an almost sinister fairyland feeling. I felt like I was going to fall into the paintings, but I DID NOT WANT TO BE TRAPPED IN THEM! A completely wonderful artistic encounter!

I'm not very interested in how to tear systems down nearly as much as what structure to replace them with (and how you realistically think we'll get there)

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! ✨
✨ ✨ ✨

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?"