I post to Twitter a lot more than here. With new followers here, I'm wondering if I should try again to find a way to be posting here as well...
so, content warnings need to be implemented much smarter.
first of all, make it a list so you can easily enumerate multiple forms of content that's parse-able to computers.
second, make users have more control over what's hidden and what's not. let people pick having a whitelist or a blacklist. i'm a pretty well-off privileged person, i don't need to have half posts on my feed hidden away with a click. it's just not good ux for me since i don't have any ptsd or the like.
Want to start your own Mastodon instance but don't want to do the technical stuff? Show more
Managed hosting does the techie stuff (including upgrades) while you run the instance.
You can open registration on your instance to everyone, or set it to invitation-only if you want to restrict who can use it.
@ring Ring: The decentralised open source alternative to Skype
@elementary Elementary: Easy-to-use open source operating system based on Ubuntu Linux
@Framasoft Framasoft: The leading French promoter of free software (en français)
@GIMP GIMP: Open source alternative to Photoshop
Previous #FF posts:
Problems we are having with #Signal:
* It is and will remain centralized (clear strategy of *not* federating servers)
* It requires strong identifiers/selectors (phone#) to use
* Author disallows distribution by anyone but Google, although free/libre
* It keeps pushing away verification of fingerprint in interface
* It relies on Google+Amazon infrastructure
* Its funding is shady (OTF = Radio Free Asia = USG)
= clearly unethical choices, unjustifiable by accessibility or technological reasons.
ICYMI: Freedombone is a home server system that enables you to **easily** self-host a variety of free software applications.
It's awesome that the Freedombone supports Gogs, the web based #Git management tool.
A great alternative for many people who aren't heavy git users and want to use a completely decentralised and lightweight system.
Here's how to use Gogs on Freedombone
Questions? Just ask @bob
pleroma, meta Show more
pleroma gets a bad rap because shitty people use it, but it's important to remember that shitty people use mastodon too
people also say the main dev (lain) is problematic but what would you know, gargron is problematic too (which is not to say that problematic necessarily means bad, we're all problematic in our own ways)
it's silly that there's so much bad blood between pleroma and mastodon
aren't we all trying to achieve more or less the same goal?
@iona @aral I recommend you self host it. There is a helper: https://google-webfonts-helper.herokuapp.com/fonts
Speaking as a user — THIS 500 KB site is the web I want.
Speaking as someone who worries about the architecture of the web — I keep thinking that we’ve built a platform that is serves, in this example: 9% content, 91% ads and tracking.
Child abuse Show more
The next tragic unfolding in the Allen/Farrow saga. Now we have abused kids on both sides of the Woody Allen debate. https://mosesfarrow.blogspot.com/2018/05/a-son-speaks-out-by-moses-farrow.html
I find this article highly credible, but also have high regard for Ronan Farrow who disagrees: https://twitter.com/RonanFarrow/status/999703910263742471
W3C Fellow at MIT, specializing in "credible web" and "social web". Co-admin of w3c.social.
For people involved in the activities of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), in Working Groups or Community Groups, and people who follow the work of the W3C. Run on a volunteer basis by Sandro Hawke and others, NOT the W3C systems team, and NOT supported by W3C. Uses the W3C Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. A place to talk online about the things you would talk about in a meeting, or at a meal with your group. We plan to have a relay-bot soon, so don't feel like you need an account here to be a member of this online community. Please post things you think the W3C community might find interesting!