Interesting hackathon in two weeks, for folks who want to help separate fact from fiction online. Some travel support available, especially to help with diversity. Application deadline tomorrow.
(I'm not involved in running it, but know the folks, and plan to be there helping with the data-sharing projects)
What do y'all think of making the first of each month be a social media push day?
Like, if you have limited energy to improve the social media world (eg by getting your friends to try #mastodon or doing some setup or hack project) let's to do it in the same rhythm so we can support each other better.
Like, if four of your friends all try mastodon for the first time the same day, it's likely to go better than if they each try a different week.
Worth a try for a few months?
@torgo I was in that spot a couple weeks ago!
@freakazoid Excellent :-) :-)
@freakazoid Link to news about canonical, or are you just running with the joke?
@Gargron Can you imagine how this reads from outside your little bubble?
Looks like they still exist, and have gotten as good as you'd hope. Time to invest? http://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-digital-photo-frames.html
I want one to do little video loops, like the photos in Harry Potter
@liw As far as I can tell, and I've been studying this for years [cf crosscloud.org], the only way to avoid the network effect lock-in is to avoid social features (!!) or have the system expose the social data, eg using ActivityPub. It's really hard.
@edent Just not a very good one
@edent Yes, I'm the admin....
@edent like, it's not that much work, but i have enormous mental resistance toward doing tedious tasks a computer could do easily. Also, haven't seen any actual spam, not sure where it might be showing up
@edent not that i know of, which makes me annoyed enough that i keep puting off slogging through them all
@Spacecommunism I once had a neighbor who stopped by to give me a bottle of wine and to mention how much he and his wife could hear.
Because for the past 20 years it's been pretty much well-behaved professional sysadmins. Nothing bad happening, no need to remember to worry about it. Now we're back in the land of volunteer sysadmins and who even knows what their motives really are, etc?
(I was a sysadmin in the 80s, and am again now, for w3c.social, although it's currently operated by maastodon.net.)
W3C Fellow at MIT, specializing in "credible web" and "social web". Co-admin of w3c.social.
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