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There's a joke to be made about "The Metaverse" and "Postscript on Societies of Control", but I'm being sorted into a category where my opinion is irrelevant because of my cynicism

You are reading this because you are in the same category

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To understand the hashtag in the postmodern/post truth world view.

On this week’s On the Media, hear journalists debate how to interview Americans convinced by this dangerous myth. Plus, find out why one political linguist isn’t sure the press can pull democracy back from the brink.

* Episode Download link (47 MB): pdst.fm/e/www.podtrac.com/pts/

Understanding the hashtag in tech.

The Digital Human: Messiah
Why do so many of us treat Silicon Valley billionaires like our new messiahs?

* Episode Download link (13 MB): open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselec

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visionon.tv/videos/trending?s= to see the trending video on the #openweb its pastime for people to move away from the #dotcons be the change you would like to see.

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#peertube this is now over 1000 videos hosted on visionon.tv on all subjects from #activism to #bushcraft to green building and every social movements you can think of #OMN

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We cannot have a robust conversation about decentralization without talking about #IPv6.

Why? Because in this IPv4 exhausted world, a few cloud providers are buying up the remaining addresses at increasingly higher cost.

Being able to host your own Mastodon, Funkwhale, etc is great, but it's still sub-optimal if they're all in AWS.

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This is a truly fantastic guide to getting p2p connectivity on the modern internet, if only for it never ever breaking down into tears of despair: tailscale.com/blog/how-nat-tra

hashtags are crap, with out a healthy the is little social change/challenge. Please use culture hashtags. Don't add to the it's not helping.

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theregister.com/2022/01/13/ope

"Over the past few years, software developers who bought into the idea of laboring with little or no compensation for the benefit of the community have begun to question the inequitable distribution of the value they've created and the profiteering predicated on their donated time and expertise."

We've always been lost in distinction between #libre and #gratis . Maybe we finally should try to resolve that and eventually accept that the both are mutually exclusive?

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@aseem

Arguably we pay to those projects by spending time doing things like editing and writing Wikipedia, creating commons for Archive, replying to questions in #Debian or helping to find and fix bugs in apps etc.

Yes, they also need some money for server costs etc, please donate if you have the money, but it’s not as if those orgs are gonna put all of us volunteers (which could include you♥) on a payroll any day soon.

Let’s be careful so we don’t turn commons culture into a pyramid scheme where all the money goes to Linus and Jimmy while there are thousands of people that are collectively doing a lot of the labor and getting zilch.

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If we disagree and tussle but I haven't given up and blocked you it's not personal -- it's how people worked before the internet. Disagreements happen. You'll never see eye to eye with everyone on everything.
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I think the only way to make open software and economic cooperatives go together if for the software people to work with the co-ops. Maybe in a broad multistakeholder co-op.

I'll follow this toot with some true stories of trying to do that.

@Matt_Noyes @GuerillaOntologist @datatitian @ntnsndr @aral @FreeScholar @Framasoft @tierra_comun

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@GuerillaOntologist @bhaugen @datatitian @ntnsndr @aral @FreeScholar @Framasoft @tierra_comun

Intuitiveness: In most cases intuitiveness just means I already use it. So, again, OS becomes "intuitive" when we use it and the more we use GAFAM the more intuitive it becomes --- especially bc it's their business model! We need to become maladjusted to their intuitiveness. Where intuitiveness is real usability, OS needs to constantly improve, but that requires support and inter-cooperation.

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Myth: Capitalism will ramp up supply to meet demand

Reality: Capitalism will restrict supply, even when production capacity is not an issue, to keep prices artificially high

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First Law of Blockchain Tech Review:
Any blockchain-based project is considered a scam unless proven otherwise.

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