"Die sozialen Netzwerke wie facebook, ebenso wie der Suchmaschinengigant Google oder der Technologiekonzern Apple haben mit der Zeit einen Wallet Garden um die Nutzer errichtet"
Mein Lieblings-freudscher-Verschreiber heute ^.^
Friendly reminder: this isn't Twitter.
If you're mad about something? Use a content warning.
If you want to write a long post? Use a content warning.
Don't share screenshots of toots that make you mad, and don't follow people that make you mad.
You've left the swirling fire vortex of rage birdsite created to keep investors and advertisers happy. Live free! Live well 👍
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ok i'm catching up with what's happening with twitter in the past few days
-third party apps are getting access blocked to the api
-they're trying to cut down on bot accounts and people "evading suspension"
-the timeline is going to change and have political garbage inserted without people asking
is twitter just trying to kill their website in one go?? all this is news from the past 3 days
Was heute bei der Anhörung zum #NPOG im Innenausschuss des niedersächsischen Landtags geschah: https://digitalcourage.de/2018/08/16/pm-polizeigesetz-niedersachsen-dringender-aenderungsbedarf
„Die Anhörung hat gezeigt, dass die geladenen [Expert.innen] mit dem vorgelegten Entwurf nicht leben können“, sagt Friedemann Ebelt, unser Mann vor Ort.
Fuck you, Erdoğan, fuck you very much.
PS. I stand by every word I said. Tyrants come and go. I will visit the land of my birth again one day. https://2018.ar.al/notes/my-speech-at-general-assembly-in-berlin-november-2017/
PPS. Remember this next time you feel like booking a holiday to Erdoğan’s Turkey.
Hallo an die lokale Timeline
Hier ein Toot um es unseren Neuankömmlingen einfacher zu machen.
Dieser Guide beschreibt gut und übersichtlich, wie Mastodon funktioniert: https://kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work/ (Englisch)
Wer sich gerne vorstellen möchte, sollte irgendwo ein #introduction reinquetschen :)
Viel Spaß und Freude im #Fediverse.
Annnnd we just released #YunoHost 3.1 ✌️, which in particular includes MUA autoconfig, such that it should now be much easier to interface Thunderbird (and other clients) with your email server 😜 !
Check out the full release note : https://forum.yunohost.org/t/yunohost-3-1-minor-stable-release-version-stable-mineure/5445
We shouldn't really be talking about developing countries anymore. The majority of humanity lives in a middle income country, yet we still expect refugees to be poor and uneducated. I recently heard the fact that refugees have smartphones used as evidence that they aren't real refugees. We sort of expect people from conflict zones to live in a sort of perpetual state of poverty, and distrust them if they like Coca Cola and the Internet, or if they flee the country by buying an airline ticket.
I finally finished phase one of the history section for HAHA Academy: https://wiki.haha.academy/Item:Q4293
This took ages 😂 Even the Britannica from 20 years ago was full of eurocentric, racist dribble and weeding this shit out was a lot of work- and there's still a lot more to do!
History is in the conventional knowledge section of the HAHA Academy taxonomy: a culturally-agreed upon, loosely based-on true-events story. See more at: https://haha.academy/
"The year is 2031, and I'm going to see Avengers 7... my location is displayed on the Goober Dashboard, even though I opted out of Google AlwaysTrack™! There's a complete disconnect between what the user interface is telling me and what actually happens" https://boingboing.net/2018/08/14/goober.html
Hey #Fediverse. When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.
Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude
Turkey’s Financial Crisis Surprised Many. Except This Analyst. - The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/11/business/turkey-lira-crisis.html
Despite being meticulous about all his work being legal, he had to spend most of the funds of his non-profit on legal battles. It was good that a lot of lawyers defended him on a pro-bono basis. Hope some government doesn't decide to "make an example out of him" like they did with Aaron Swartz.
He compared the current knowledge economy with the British colonial empire in India.
Scientists = indigo farmers
Knowledge = indigo
Publishers = railway network
Readers = colonial population
Attended a talk titled "Works of Government Belong To The People: Making Big Data Available in the Internet Age" by Carl Malamud, an archivist and Gandhian.
He recounted his experiences in digitizing public documents in multiple countries and collaboration with other archivists like Aaron Swartz.
I liked how he applied Gandhi's principles in his work. He gave a lot of importance to being truthful, careful planning, selflessness and integrity.
"Hitchens's razor is an epistemological razor asserting that the burden of proof regarding the truthfulness of a claim lies with the one who makes the claim, and if this burden is not met, the claim is unfounded, and its opponents need not argue further in order to dismiss it."
Since theists claimed the existence of God, the burden of proof is on them. Atheists don't carry the burden of disproof.
Damn it. Mozilla slips again down the slippery slope of surveillance capitalism with "Advance" test:
"After installation, Laserlike will receive your web browsing history. No data is sent if you are in private browsing or pause mode, the experiment expires, or you disable it. Laserlike also receives your IP addresses, dates/timestamps, and time spent on webpages. This data is used to index URLs publicly visible on the web."
Hope this doesn't go like the opt-out Pocket.