Want to make a huge contribution to Mastodon adoption?
Create and maintain a Debian package for Mastodon. If you know anyone fluent in making and maintaining Debian packages, please share this with them. Let’s reduce the complexity of installing Mastodon on Debian-based distributions (e.g., Ubuntu) down to running a single command and watch the instance numbers shoot up! :)
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@emergent_seas Ubuntu Phone and Firefox OS have ceased development as far as I am aware; Lineage OS and Postmarket OS are talked about often right now. Replicant is a completely free Android (but works on very few devices); Sailfish is a non-Android mobile OS that seems to have survived to some extent.
TIL: printers do microdots, barely visible yellow dots that encode the timestamp of printing and serial number of the printer. That's how Reality Winner was identified (that's a real name apparently). I'm not sure if all printers have that or only American ones or only NSA ones
I can't stress how important it is. Without #GnuPG secure communication would be extremely difficult, and journalists and their sources would be in even more danger.
@clhendricksbc I have started to use Humanities Commons (https://hcommons.org/) - it has social features, but is non-commercial and scholar-run. You even get a DOI for everything you upload. Some things are still a bit awkward to use but they are very open to constructive criticism. Once I asked for a few minor features, and they were immediately implemented.
Remember Delicious, the social bookmarking service? Remember the massive exodus to new services that popped up, like Pinboard?
Yeah, well Pinboard (run by one guy) just announced they bought Delicious!
Can someone plz plz make something rly accessible that fulfills the needs Facebook Events fill w/o the attachment to Facebook so everyone will stop exclusively promoting events via Facebook
New research on how kids from lower socio-economic status communities think about digital privacy. I’m not surprised these kids have a much more nuanced and powerful understanding of privacy than most in tech. They think of the lack of digital privacy as structural discrimination which is a far more powerful framework than the individual responsibility model everyone else uses. http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/x5QQDiq34kP8X6hsUR7I/full (open access!)
@dadegroot @dannysonwater Yes, same here; my university will launch an open access publishing arm soon. In the humanities, openlibhums.org is also a relevant player, endorsed by hundreds of universities. Finally, there is a growing "green open access" movement which means that people put preprints online (which is mostly allowed). Unpaywall.org offers a systematic way to access them.
Set up a matrix.org server today. Really good open-source technology for federated communication. Decentralisation FTW!
How to fight the feudal internet > https://blog.p2pfoundation.net/fight-feudal-internet/2017/05/29
3 reasons I’ll not be returning to Twitter