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youtube.com/watch?v=-RrphEZxmU The famous mashup of early environmental nonviolent direct action produced by Richard Hering and George Marshall in 1993. The video collates actions from the beginnings of UK environmental NVDA 1991-93, along with other actions from around the world. Its extensive and humorous use of montage techniques made it inspirational to many actual campaigners as well as future ones. The video even appears in a novel.

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no flamable panels on concrete tower blocks in serbia as far as i can see

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book on greenham banners and art work to be published soon

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bad news. "Fracking given the go ahead in Marsh Lane." from to
Misson Springs Protection Camp group on fb

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This wired article ( wired.com/story/join-mastodon- ) about Mastodon is mostly good. It covers the basic features and talks about a shift from Twitter to Mastodon.

It confuses one key issue though, and that’s the “culture” of Mastodon.

What we’re seeing now across the Fediverse are the first adopters. The fringe. The queer. The hackers. The staunch individualists. The communal care takers.

As Mastodon becomes more mainstream, the “culture” will shift.

If you’re here for the culture, be wary... 1/2

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Hello new #Mastodon folks! 🐘

Have you heard of the #Fediverse? 🗺️

It's a set of community projects that use the #ActivityPub standard to talk to each other.

Mastodon is the most well developed, but there are many works in progress too:

Instagram -> PixelFed 📷
@pixelfed
pixelfed.social

YouTube -> PeerTube 🎞️
joinpeertube.org/

SoundCloud -> Funkwhale 🎧
@funkwhale join.funkwhale.audio/

MeetUp -> GetTogether 🍻
@GetTogetherComm
gettogether.community

...and many others.

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I've been thinking about an #ActivityPub implementation for #Wordpress. My idea supports:

- publishing blog posts and comments to ActivityPub-compliant servers, letting users follow/reply to/share/like these via other compliant services
- @-mentioning other ActivtyPub actors (e.g. Mastodon users) in posts and comments
- commenting on posts from Mastodon or other ActivityPub services

I've written up some technical notes at gist.github.com/jdormit/104932. I'd appreciate feedback, so please comment there!

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@icaria36 As for why WordPress - it runs half the internet! Making a one-click install plugin that puts a WP server onto ActivityPub has the potential to dramatically increase mindshare and usage of Mastodon, PeerTube, and other ActivityPub apps.

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Mastodon is more decentralized than the *entire* #ethereum platform and ecosystem. It is also being developed by competent devs and has a huge network effect. It also didn’t need to rob millions of people through thousands of scammy junk ICOs.

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When social media is working properly, stupid ideas get very small audiences and are almost instantly forgotten, which is what I saw here. Meanwhile on Facebook and Twitter everyone was falling all over themselves to share the article and send it traffic, so that they could talk about how stupid it was. The left is particularly bad at this - we're a scorn-powered free advertising machine for the right's dumber ideas, and we made that article Forbes' most-talked-about story of the year.

youtube.com/watch?v=-RrphEZxmU The famous mashup of early environmental nonviolent direct action produced by Richard Hering and George Marshall in 1993. The video collates actions from the beginnings of UK environmental NVDA 1991-93, along with other actions from around the world. Its extensive and humorous use of montage techniques made it inspirational to many actual campaigners as well as future ones. The video even appears in a novel.

scripting.com/2016/06/18/1324. Twitter, when they put limits on the use of the API, decided to be an apartment building. A great one for sure. And it makes a lot of money. But there are severe limits on the creativity that comes out of the building. They might have made even more money if they chose to be the Central Park of the web.

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@steckerhalter
Npm put the concept of component based development at its core.

This is a valid thing but people don't consider the implications. In Component-driven development you have to trust your component vendors. I know this is something some people hate, but welcome to how the world works.

The problem in the node ecosystem is that trust is cheap to get and there are often no big vendors for tons of components

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Campaign

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.

https://campaign.openworlds.info
https://activism.openworlds.info


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?