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 https://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
Questions? Just ask @bob
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?
I put version control hosting + activitypub (read: federated github-alternative) on tomorrow's socialcg agenda https://www.w3.org/wiki/SocialCG/2018-06-06
@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.
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
What exciting things do you have planned for your day in Berlin, Sandro?
Uh, sitting on a bench. Why?
Fellow panelists here in Berlin: Konrad Lischka, Jochen Spangenberg, Falk Steiner
Konrad opened with pitching algorithmic diversity via ActivityPub, but no one directly suggested #Mastodon
Just realized that fact: Mastodon instances should indicate the name of the company/organization providing the network for this instance.
The problem is: if in a country only one network provides connectivity for 99% of the available instances like (maybe) the OVH company in France, users should know this data in order to open a backup account on an instance hosted in another network, why not in another country.
W3C Fellow at MIT, specializing in "credible web" and "social web". Co-admin of w3c.social.
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