I am okay with money being charged for services or products.
But not for #information.
This may be the root of our #rotten #digital #infrastructure as well as creating an inherently vain #copyright 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.
@publicvoit aber wir sind doch grundsätzlich in unserer Wahrnehmung subjektiv, was qualifiziert für dich als objektiv?
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?
@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 https://fediverse.party/en/miscellaneous for the plethora of software you can use, I am pretty happy with Pleroma, featurewise a superset of Mastodon and easier to set up.
https://bonfirenetworks.org/apps/bonfire.html also looks promising but is not ready yet.
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.
When consulting with a doctor,
he is obliged to keep your secrets.
When consulting with #Google,
it is obliged to sell your secrets.
I want to express my appreciation of the openness and cooperation of @gitea @fedeproxy @forgefed and all contributors. Since joining the #fediverse I have come to know an entirely different social space, an antidote to the intransparent development processes of #github #microsoft 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 https://www.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.
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 https://f-droid.org
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.
Christlicher Softwareentwickler mit einer Leidenschaft für Freie Software, Musik und Natur.
Freie und unabhängige Vernetzung von Familie und Freunden.