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Great turnout and atmosphere (no pun intended) at the #Edinburgh #climateStrike today!

And what a diverse crew : #fff (ofc) but also #xr #alf vegans #greens #quakers coopers #gaf and so many more. Notable union presence which I was very happy about.

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The building the hard sulution. The actual sulution is to build fuzzy logic human trust networks. Its basic stuff and its why we keep failing.

Please don't fall for the libdems hideing behind there smiling soft social face.

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Hey mastodon! #introductions! I'm just a lie. Wearing a tie. I don't have much to say about myself. I'm interested in changing the world, but not in letting people know who I am. So #privacy and #activism. I'm an experienced #linux user, and a fan of #vim and #terminals. That's about it.

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I don't like this talk of the "elite" its wrong, the SCUM rise to the top, it's a simple message

Why do we call facebook its simpley that the are about comodifying data. Capitalism has to constantly expand or die, eating data as a commodity is just a normal step. Ps. Capitalism is also eating the planet and human society Its basic logical stuff, ask any economists.

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I get hundreds of millions of dollars every year by legitimising surveillance capitalists and enabling them to violate your privacy by default. (I wouldn’t exist without them.) Please trust me on privacy.

Why are you all looking at me like that?

OK, OK, you can stop glaring: I’m Mozilla, y’all love me. 💕

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Quand l'election generale prendra place nous ferons face a une crise bien plus consequente que - l'utilisation de publicite ciblée pour acheter les elections. Facebook et Google recevrons chacun des centaines de millions de livres sterling pour leur service de publicité politique. ni le courant principal (mainstream), ni vous, ni toi, ni moi ne serons conscients de ce type de messages publicitaires. Cet argent sera la cause directe qui engendrera haine et division.

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Avec les medias traditionnels poussant les agendas de droite, le resultat se pourrait etre la destruction irreversible des normes democratiques. Cela se passera sans toi.

Solution: envahir et occuper les bureaux des corporations principales et rester jusqu'a ce que nous les faisions decider de ne pas accepter cet argent.

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@dredmorbius @mathew @o @woozle The fundamental problem IMO is that almost all societies treat teaching and learning as just one function among many, and something that's confined to particular institutions and particular phases of a person's life.

IOW it's not just Americans who are anti-intellectual but most of human society. And the reason is that we have entrenched groups who have a vested interest in a stupid population.

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Founded on #4opens and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its a safe space for Campaigning and NGO groups to access their members via #openweb projects.

"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.

We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.

This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.

Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.

We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.

A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.
How are OMN projects run?