How to Protect Your Identity On The #Internet https://www.minds.com/blog/view/841359272958525440?referrer=petarkashev
'Some VPNs pose as a way to get a secure connection, but actually log everything you do for #marketing purposes.' https://medium.com/p/why-vpns-are-suddenly-everywhere-and-how-to-pick-the-best-one-22d4cfdeff6f
‘We can be multiple #people, over multiple channels, even at the same time. There are so many ways to exist #online that we don’t have to be ourselves anymore at all.’ https://qz.com/1581443/the-philosophy-behind-why-social-media-makes-us-feel-lonely/
Three protocols and a future of the decentralized internet
"software developers should not be afraid to mix, match, and layer protocols. There is no rule that says you can't do this, yet I've noticed people picking one protocol and sticking to it out of some kind of loyalty. When really, as a developer, your loyalty should be to your values of an open, decentralized internet, whatever those are"
#Fediverse, I created "Wayback Everywhere" addon : Auto-redirect all pages opened from feeds to their archived versions in Wayback Machine + Auto-save to WM if not yet archived. Has Updatable "Excludes List" + can also Auto-Exclude sites.
(Pic) my 11 month📱 stats
All features listed briefly : https://gitlab.com/gkrishnaks/WaybackEverywhere-Firefox/blob/master/README.md
#Kickstarter could be the first major #tech company with #union representation in the United States https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/19/18254995/kickstarter-unionizing-union-representation-inclusivity-transparency-tech-us-crowdfunding
In the beginning of 2018 I wrote a post on #Medium about a couple of new #social networks entering our daily lives https://medium.com/@vehsak/5-social-media-platforms-you-should-try-in-2018-1082b8d43e78
'Using #blockchain is something I’ve been thinking about. However, I have not figured out how we can make it work.' Mark Zuckerberg https://hackernoon.com/blockchain-use-cases-for-facebook-706d6057175b
'Social media is like a glass of red wine; one is great for the antioxidants but too many and you’re puking up the next morning, reminiscing about the 'wild time' you had.' https://studybreaks.com/thoughts/how-and-why-you-should-cut-out-social-media-toxicity/
It's my pet theory that the availability of the Twitter-to-Mastodon cross-poster has harmed Mastodon's adoption by giving people an easy way to change nothing about their social media habits, and pretend like they have checked out Mastodon without ever being here.
Every time I bring this up I get responses à la "not all cross-posters!" and well, if you don't think it's about you, don't make it about you
It's easier to be mean from behind a screen. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/25/697052006/anger-can-be-contagious-heres-how-to-stop-the-spread
'As it stands, the average human attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish. And that’s alarming.' https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/02/25/attention-engineering-why-we-suffer-in-the-social-media-economy/
#twitter Still Can't Keep Up With Its Flood of Junk Accounts, Study Finds #wired https://www.wired.com/story/twitter-abusive-apps-machine-learning/
In 1999, David Bowie predicts the good and the bad of the #Internet http://www.openculture.com/2017/02/in-1999-david-bowie-predicts-the-good-and-bad-of-the-internet.html
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