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The sheer number of people on Facebook with their real names, photos, locations and workplaces on their profile who are happy to throw abuse at other people kinda disproves the argument that it’s online anonymity that causes abusive behaviour

The Fediverse: I guess I'm not alone in being alone.

A story about how running a bakery on Emacs ( ) is really about how data and code are sometimes the same thing, which was the point of @cwebber 's talk at Copyleftconf ( )

I love SomaFM a lot, but I also really like this Youtube station. I wish they had a plain stream ala SomaFM...

I'm editing the next episode @librelounge now but I don't think it'll be ready for our normal Friday release schedule. It's a really special episode so I want it to be good, but that means it'll probably be an extra week before I can release it. Sorry!

GF thinks Crispin looks like Toothless from the Train Your Dragon series. What do you think?

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Hey Friendica users!

The android app Fedilab now supports Friendica accounts:

It's available from @fdroidorg and Google Play.

You can follow Fedilab on here at @tom79

Fedilab also supports Mastodon, Pleroma and PeerTube accounts. You can manage many accounts at once from the same app.

#Friendica #Fedilab #Fediverse

My friend is trying to create a Zine about diversity in role playing games and he needs your help. If you think this is an important topic, please support his kickstarter.

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Unless you have a very good reason not to, or are publicly known anyway, there is really no need for you to use your real name or photo online.

Back in the 90s when i first discovered the internet, this was common knowledge. Nobody used their real name on forums or share personal information without considering the consequences. Those few who did were promptly told that's a bad idea.

It seems somehow we unlearned this, right when corporations started monetizing that information.

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New episode of @librelounge is very on point for the fediverse! We talk about what federation is, how ActivityPub fits in, and @emacsen introduces his new WIP ActivityPub-using project ReviewPub

This is the first in what will be an ongoing series about federation, ActivityPub, and the decentralized social web. Hope you enjoy it!

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Wrote an article for about starting a community with #WriteFreely:

WriteFreely: Start a blog, build a community

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Now that Linus Torvalds is supposed to be nice he should rename git blame to git thank

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#SelfHosting and #CommunityHosting are when you run your own server for yourself or your community. This means you can have full control over whatever services run from that server, for example email or social networking.

It has traditionally been quite difficult to run a server, but there are a number of projects on the Fediverse that are trying to make it easier:

❓ YunoHost:

πŸ“¦ FreedomBox: @freedomboxfndn

πŸ– FreedomBone:

🍭 Lollipop Cloud:


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OnionShare 2 adds anonymous dropboxes, supports new Tor addresses, and is translated into a dozen new languages

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If you've ever wondered what the big fuss about open source vs free software is, read this:

"Open source is designed to advance the intellectual property of the corporation at the expense of effort by individuals outside the corporation. As such, it falls under corporatism, as defined in John Ralston Saul's dictionary The Doubter's companion. Open source is all about externalising costs for development and testing, as economists would say"


I'm afraid he's not, Miss Fishpaw. Dexter's truancy problem is way out of hand. The Baltimore County school board have decided to expel Dexter from the entire public school system.

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Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

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@cwebber and @emacsen are back from FOSEM and CopyleftConf with a new episode all about their experiences, Chris's grant to work on Spritely and some exciting talks. All in the new episode of Libre Lounge

In a discussion about "Serverless" on Reddit. ( )

I think the ideas of Backend as a Service are potentially powerful, as the abstractions of a single machine often limit the architecture. This is because our traditional POSIX calls are very system specific (rather than service/network centric), but all too often this idea is just used to lock developers into something they can't escape.

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