Twitter was not bad because "hashtags this" or "trends that". Twitter was bad because:
2. They forced you to ID yourself with a phone number.
3. They hand your data to third party companies.
4. Most governments were using it to ID people saying bad things about them.
5. Ads and corporative campaigns.
“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”
The beauty of Mastodon is not only that it is free and open but that it’s federated. You can fork it without losing access to the network or your social graph. There’s no reason a hundred forks couldn’t exist.
Also, when did forking become an insult? As far as I’m concerned, it’s the biggest compliment you can pay a project. And if you fork and stay federated, you’re actually helping to strengthen the fediverse!
What you can’t do is force people to build what you want out of entitlement.
"The average American worker takes less vacation time than a medieval peasant"
A very interesting read on how work hours and leisure time changed through history.
...I think maybe it's a bit too much biased against patriotism. I was surprised to see the test reporting I'm 52% nationalist!
I'm surely quite patriotic, I strongly believe in self-determination and local autonomy: what this has to do with nationalism?
My humble suggestion would be to differentiate between patriotism and nationalism, or maybe just reduce a little bit the points given on patriotic stances.
Allright, just took @RSI PolitiScales test, here's my result.
#Mastodon v2.4.0 is 🎉 finally out! 🎉
The changelog is long, but here are some highlights:
- Better offline support
- DMs column
- New profile options
- Hide who you follow if you want
- 120% better report UI for mods
- High contrast theme
- Web Push API opened up to app developers! Easy push notifications possible in all apps now
- Performance improvements
- Various fixes and improvements 😋
Internet, 2002; claiming that you're over 18 so that websites will let you in.
Internet, 2018: claiming that you're under 16 and in the EU so that websites cannot track your data
Cat: *falls asleep on me*
Me: I understand and accept these new terms and conditions