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Mastodon was first described to me as having a "nice feel," and I was kinda like, it's a website. How can it have any kind of feel

Coming to the end of first day here and all I can think is "Mastodon feels very soft and cuddly"

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Freedom of the Press Foundation is hiring a Newsroom Support Engineer to work with news organizations all around the world who are using SecureDrop.

Some great perks:
* Offices in SF and NYC
* Work with free software (SecureDrop is AGPLv3)
* Help press freedom
* Work with cool peeps
* Competitive non-profit salary
* Health insurance

If you know people in other networks/listservs/etc. pass it along! :)

freedom.press/jobs/job-opening

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Hey Greek folks, Mastodon isn't currently translated into Greek at all, but it could be! We have a Weblate, which is a website where you can submit translations: weblate.joinmastodon.org/proje

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Hello !
Here is an official account for our instance to communicate as a collective, for announcements, etc.

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Hey, friends. Let's challenge our assumptions about equity and tech. Come a gathering in Oakland on May 2, "Users, Workers, Onwers!" @ntnsndr and @niloufar will be speaking, too!
💜❤️💛
RSVP at eventbrite.com/e/users-workers
🙌 social.coop/media/z57mSQuXlSQW

The domain almost expired but is now renewed and we should be federating again!

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supporting our #sysadmin friends Show more

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I'm going to be writing an article on social network co-op movements for my Grassroots Magazine (you can checkout an example of it here: static1.squarespace.com/static). If you have thoughts or experiences with this topic I'd love to talk to you about it.

@mayel

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There might not be a global revolution but there be pockets of revolution.

A common thread between the existing examples of autonomous spaces is yeah they grew following a collapse, but also they grew based on knowledge built pre-collapse. Rojava was Ocalan was Bookchin. Jackson was Malcolm X, Mondragon.

Documenting and sharing knowledge is vital. Networks are vital. Samizdat in hell.

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A database about people can be misused in four ways. First, the organization that collects the data can misuse the data. Second, rogue employees can misuse the data. Third, unrelated parties can steal the data and misuse it. That happens frequently, too. And fourth, the state can collect the data and do really horrible things with it, like put people in prison camps. Which is what happened famously in World War II in the United States.

nymag.com/selectall/2018/04/ri

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All news sites should have RSS feeds. In fact, they really should only be RSS feeds.

The internet is kind of stupid.

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Hubzilla seems to do so many things, I wonder why social.coop don't use it? It has forums, blogs, wikis, calendars, events, chatrooms... and it federates.

medium.com/we-distribute/the-d

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@t54r4n1 Since this is all on one network, you can go to a different place and use the same app.

The alternative would be to go to some place where cabs are available or find old-school online cab services that operate in that area, both of which won't work if you're stranded in an unknown location or have some urgency to leave.

We can argue a lot against Uber but the convenience it brings cannot be ignored. Any alternative should be designed to be just as convenient.

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I'm wondering if there can be a federated version of Uber with instances owned by groups of local taxi drivers.

The customer's app can be connected to any instance but it can list one or more local instances depending on GPS location and cab availability. The customer proceeds to choose an instance and book a cab.

The drivers can decide on the rates for their instance and thus their area which they were doing informally before Uber pushed them all on the same platform and started exploiting.

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No one is going to give you the you need to overthrow them social.coop/media/cwryVHv-oe45

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Anyone know if has a feature like this:
help.github.com/articles/about
Use-case: Automatically generate "report this bug!" URLs for users when a program crashes! Github has a feature that would support this, but I could not in good conscience develop something that only supported a proprietary platform.

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Regarding Facebook tracking non-users Mark Zuckerberg said "This kind of data collection is fundamental to how the internet works."

I'm not a networking expert but I know enough to be able to confidently say that nothing at all about this data collection is fundamental to how the Internet works. I guess he was using Silicon Valley speak where "the internet" means "huge corporations who make most of their money by selling ads and illegally collecting as much data as possible".