I am okay with money being charged for services or products.
But not for .

This may be the root of our as well as creating an inherently vain battle about information without identity.
It prevents an efortless joining of forces that could propel us forward. Instead many efforts have to reinvent the wheel only to arrive where we already are.

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Google is the climate change of the Internet. Lots of people don't do anything about it because it's hard and would endanger their profits or even livelihood, but it's bad and it's real and it's going to ruin everything.

@Alighieri @digitalcourage @hackernews @kuketzblog
Habe ToX selber mal auf dem PC genutzt, die Idee ist super, aber es lief nie sonderlich stabil

@publicvoit aber wir sind doch grundsätzlich in unserer Wahrnehmung subjektiv, was qualifiziert für dich als objektiv?

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Heyho @publicvoit - discovered you through your clickbaity article about org-roam as I have recently started using it myself and am still trying to figure out best practices.
I am really enjoying your blog and relating to many things as a German duo-language-writer, geek, freedom/decentralisation activist and cyclist myself.
I hope to get my own blog up soon, maybe using your lazyblog ;)

PS: How does that language filtering mentioned in your profile work? Do you annotate your toots somehow?

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@jcast Actually, there is a migration protocol, but each user has to do that individually, that is why a timely notice is important.

Regardless, to guard against external failure, you should host your own instance. It is not hard and enables heavy personalisation. Check out fediverse.party/en/miscellaneo for the plethora of software you can use, I am pretty happy with Pleroma, featurewise a superset of Mastodon and easier to set up.

bonfirenetworks.org/apps/bonfi also looks promising but is not ready yet.

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If you're used to centralised networks like Facebook, you may be wondering why Mastodon and the Fediverse are spread across thousands of sites. Why not just have a single site where people sign up?

There are many important reasons, but maybe the most important is this:

Networks on single sites tend to be bought by bad people when they get popular 😠

It happened to Instagram (bought by Facebook), it happened to Whatsapp (bought by Facebook), it happened to YouTube (bought by Google). It can happen to ANYTHING built entirely around one site.

No matter how much you trust the people who run a site, when someone offers them billions of dollars they may just take the money.

Decentralised networks, where there is no central site, are much more resistant to buyouts.

No one owns the global email network, thousands of indie players like @Tutanota and @protonmail are able to offer alternatives, and if one provider behaves badly you can switch to a different provider.

#FediTips #Fediverse

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Facebook zerschlagen: Wenn es schon nicht gelingt, die problematischen Geschäftsmodelle abzustellen, dann muss man an die Größe ran.
Facebooks Totalausfall: Big Tech ist längst zu groß

Es gibt eine Möglichkeit, aber die wurde gar nicht beworben - direkt-Unterstützung via islieb.de/club
Mich wundert bloß, dass die Tiers geringfügig höher angelegt sind, kommt da nicht eigentlich mehr direkt bei @islieb an, wodurch es für beide Seiten attraktiver wäre? ;)

When consulting with a doctor,
he is obliged to keep your secrets.
When consulting with ,
it is obliged to sell your secrets.

I dream of a future where I can replace centralised search and tagging in with any searchbox of a , discovering and collaborating on open-source projects on their truly own platforms without creating a separate account everywhere.

I want to express my appreciation of the openness and cooperation of @gitea @fedeproxy @forgefed and all contributors. Since joining the I have come to know an entirely different social space, an antidote to the intransparent development processes of and friends, as well as the artificial walling off even when building on existing standards as done with XMPP in Zoom, WhatsApp and Slack & co.

@sbstn ich nutze schon seit langem dict.cc als Übersetzungs-app, leider nicht open-source aber crowdsourced mit einem freundlichen Team und einem beeindruckenden Wortschatz, den man sich komplett für private Nutzung herunterladen darf.
Die offizielle App hat auch einen eingebauten Vokabeltrainer.

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RT @prof_freedom
Just in one country masks are still required. Which one is it 🤔

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There are lots of Fediverse apps on @fdroidorg, the free open alternative to Google Play. Some Fediverse apps are exclusive to F-Droid!

Unlike Google Play, F-Droid apps are all free, open source and privacy-friendly.

F-Droid can be installed on any Android phone. It's slightly tricky to install because Google tries to block any alternative app stores. However, once it's been installed it is just as easy to use as Google Play.

There are some simple step-by-step F-Droid installation instructions here:


You can find out more about F-Droid on its official site at f-droid.org

#Fediverse #FediTips #FDroid #Android #GooglePlay #Google #Alternatives

I love this channel! Constantly delivering critically researched content about , , and more.

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Sometimes, the scandals are contemporary: either Facebook blithely announces it's going to do something terrible, or we learn of some terrible thing underway from leaks or investigations.

Thanks to a history of anticompetitive mergers - Whatsapp, Instagram, Onavo and more - based on fraudulent promises to antitrust regulators, Facebook has grown to nearly three billion users - except FB doesn't have users, really - it has hostages.



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