About a year ago the #coop that runs #NewInternationalist magazine raised over half a million by issuing "community shares" on #CrowdFunder
Towing a canoe down the #danube now safely moord up on a small river bellow Lintz
I'm trying to make some rss bots less intrusive, mainly by having them toot multiple posts in one toot (to not flood the timeline).
long url's are making this very difficult - if they get truncated before tooting, they'll break.
is there a url shortener that is ethically acceptable among masto users?
Pembroke allowed to flower cheap no need for planting - http://www.loveitorloseit.info/2018/05/pembroke-allowed-to-flower-cheap-no.html
I think it's really interesting to follow Dave Winer (inventor of RSS) on Twitter - he's very concerned about the current push towards HTTPS.
He's afraid raising the secrity bar will make the web less open and less accessible. And he's right; adding technical requirements favours the entrenched big players with big budgets.
Dave also fears for the historic web, in the (unlikely?) event that browser vendors actually deprecate HTTP.
I don't agree with everything he says, but the POV has value.
https://www.businessinsider.de/people-increased-facebook-usage-after-cambridge-analytica-scandal-2018-5?r=UK&IR=T Sadly true https://campaign.openworlds.info sighnups peeked then declined. Use is steady but not growing. The level of apathy and negativerty is a trubbaling look at "suicide culture" we live in. #failbook and the #dotcons in general are not healthy for a humanistic eological society. We do need more than a tiny minoraty of #fashernistas to step away. Diversaty is healthy.
'I've been writing about Google's efforts to deprecate HTTP, the protocol of the web. This is a summary of why I am opposed to it...' – Dave Winer
Better screenshot of test #seedbox
Testing seedboxing with #peertube http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2018/05/18/testing-peertube-webrtc-seedboxes/ kind duse not work yet...
Why would I say and do all the #openweb stuff for the last 20 years if I did not think it mattered.
Beginning June 11, no more free API key for Google Maps (now Google Maps Platform) if you don't provide a credit card.
A lot of custom Google maps that have been created over the years will likely no longer work.
Q. But that isn't encryption.
A. HTTPS with a self signed cirtificate create scary pop up messages that are disaster for outreach. The aggregation/RSS is #geekproblem As I said they overlap. The theam of control...
Trying to mix open and closed is not a simple thing.
The #geekproblem of complexity/obscurantism building tools for themselves not wider social groups.
The mainstream media lazy/careerist "journalism" on tech (and everything).
#fashernistas feeding lifestyle feeding media feeding society circle.
It's all a bit "suicidal"
Nice to see the #activitypub networks as a stepping away from this mess.
How to hold out a hand to help others take a step back to the #openweb
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.