You know what Mastodon isn't?
It isn't driven by the need to monetize its users' activities with dumb ads and useless algorithms.
You know what Mastodon is?
So... There seems to be a common misconception where people assume all of Mastodon has 180,000 users because mastodon.social says it's home to that number of users.
The real number is closer to 1,5 million. Those 180k are only mastodon.social users and there are like... 3,000 other servers?
I wonder what I should do. 🤔
Bird site is like "Never forget we are garbage"
InfoWars got banned from YouTube, Spotify, and Facebook.
Apparently this is surprising or something & the fault of the for-profit centralized platform corporations, not the very nature & design of them or the collective decision everyone made to use them in the first place.
Some are suggesting regulating these platforms instead of switching to censorship resistant platforms.
Soundcloud -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
LinkedIn -> @cloutstream
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?
man, i love it when the only results you can find online for a tech issue are like 11 year old forum threads filled with "im also having this same issue can anyone help????"
really, the fact that you have to basically break the way the device works normally ("root" or "jailbreak") to do a lot of the sort of stuff that's pretty basic to be able to do on general-purpose computers says it all
Oracle once attempted to get into the lawnmower business.
Their single prototype can be seen here (im joking btw, r8 my gimp skillz):
Friendly reminder that the people who tell you that government-run health care is just impractical all survive thanks to their government-run healthcare.
GNU/HURD and Plan9 will inherit the Earth.
#PeerTube is free/libre software alternative to YouTube
-- federated (uses ActivityPub)
-- peer2peer streaming
-- currently in beta
non-profit @Framasoft is crowdfunding its development
this project is already usable (more than 50 instances)
and can be a game-changer.
Boost its development and give it more visibility.
smallest federated wiki
These are just the interesting #decentralization projects I can think of off the cuff. There are so many more: https://github.com/redecentralize/alternative-internet
Has anybody done an academic survey, with goals, pros, cons of each?
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“New Bipartisan Bill Could Give Any US President The Power To Imprison Any US Citizen In Military Detention Forever”
This bill is being called the Corker-Kaine bill, Kaine as in Tim Kaine, the guy who was Hillary’s VP choice. The Democrats are very on board with this. Any US citizen arrested domestically or abroad could be held indefinitely without charge under any circumstance; so long as the president wishes it (directly or of course indirectly through EOs)
I like Whalebird so far, it has a dark theme, but no Ctrl+F style search that I can see...