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.

Just fixed my listing in bridge.joinmastodon.org/ to point to this account, instead of the one I moved away from (@sandhawke) long long ago.

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It's #FollowFriday again, time for some #Alternatives 🌟

@ring Ring: The decentralised open source alternative to Skype

@Tusky Tusky: Popular Mastodon phone app by @ConnyDuck

@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

#FFed

Previous #FF posts:
mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/1

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.

What info could folks share online that would enable others (likely using special software) to better tell what info they can trust as accurate? This is the credweb.org question, and we'd love more ideas

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
freedombone.net/app_gogs.html

Questions? Just ask @bob

#gogs #github #freedombone #freesoftware #foss #floss

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I put version control hosting + activitypub (read: federated github-alternative) on tomorrow's socialcg agenda w3.org/wiki/SocialCG/2018-06-0

Shared by some friends not on mastodon, on Facebook today. A screen grab of a mastodon post is now a meme on facebook!
@natecull @Gargron

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.

1/6

(@tag)
twitter.com/fr3ino/status/1000

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"If everything was legal for like twenty-four hours I'd start a communal garden."
#thepurge #purge #latestagecapitalism

What exciting things do you have planned for your day in Berlin, Sandro?

Uh, sitting on a bench. Why?

w3c.social/media/dWFtH4RZOAFHJ

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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!