Agen the question, who thought this was a good idea and why did the #fashernistas and #encryptionists push it for so many years https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/neganb/bitcoin-mining-could-raise-global-temperatures-by-2-c?
Intresting post on the failings of "civil tech" https://medium.com/@joshuatauberer/my-failures-civic-technology-ideas-that-didn-t-quite-work-c73ecf730032
Released #Pterotype version 1.1.1! Sync blog posts and comments from your WordPress blog with Mastodon and let users comment on posts by replying to the Mastodon thread!
Pterotype is available in the WordPress plugin repository and I'd appreciate it if you signed up as a beta tester at https://getpterotype.com/beta
This is the problem we need to solve as Fediverse app developers. The vast majority of people don't know or care about ActivityPub or decentralized protocols. If we want federation to become the new paradigm, we need a better answer to this question.
I've switched to not use the phrase ActivityPub as much as possible. It just doesn't resonate. Fediverse is better, but I still don't have a good sound byte to explain it to the layperson.
Feeling the NGO at a #redecentralize event, it's my subject :)
by Yeyei Gómez (yeyeigomez.com)
"The radical left’s status in social media is as a guest of Silicon Valley capital. Eviction could come at any time"
"Search engine algorithms are tweaked so that left wing websites disappear entirely from search results, even though the sites themselves remain online."
Illustration for Consented Magazine and the article Tech and The Left: Pitfalls and Possibilities by FM Dempsey
Q: "What makes Mastodon the new Twitter so incredibly immersive and addictive?"
A: the lack of social media managers thinking its the new hot place to dump their spam
https://photos.app.goo.gl/7gRUHJVx8mbQWFE66 a Google made video about boating london
n September activists occupied the building it was to be located in for several hours.
They also put up stickers in the area with slogans such as "Goodbye Google" and "Google is not a good neighbour".
Some were against what they said were Google's "evil" practices, such as tax evasion and the unethical use of personal data.
The untold story of the original Greenham Peace March https://youtu.be/JKoWKF3ktXI
The very dangerous TRUMP is unravelling the peace treaty by Reagan and Gorbachev from 1987 which was partly the work of the greenham protest and the broader peace movement who made great sacrifices in the 1980s in their campaigning for peace, masses out on the streets , blockading US bases , going to prison ,giving up jobs selling homes ...etc there are films , plays and books and more being made about our campaigning for peace ...
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.