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"xr leader wants top down control" [discuss] 

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The are valid arguments against it as there are about modernism in general. BUT the current is driven and not at all helpful to spread.

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Diffu is a Free Software allowing authors to publish all kinds of texts or articles and to aggregate the reactions they generate on social networks, especially through #ActivityPub such as #Mastodon, #PeerTube, #Pleroma, #PixelFed, #Funkwhale, #Hubzilla, #GNUSocial ...

Diffu is a kind of free and federated alternative to #Medium or other applications that are not always easy to install.

More information about @Diffu on the mockup site

ReToot are welcome 😉 !

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@adinfinitum I just had a short look and read into the document that they used to refer to Gail Bradbrook as a secret agent, and it was nothing less then changing context, so to serve as a conspiracy theory.

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@Gargron @alexl @purism
I don't have that in my head. (That's what the quote is for)
I hate it!
If it is illegal, the person has to be persecuted based on the law.
In Germany, Lawmakers wanted to "block" access to child porn - instead of becoming better in taking it down, in accordance with the law. Freedom activists like @Digitalcourage protested.
It does not mean they embrace abuse.

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@Gargron what do you mean , you want to control and censor ? I'm on mastodon because i thought freedom of speech was respected here

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hi @switchingsocial
I just checked the section "all-in-one-alternatives".
Do you mind adding #hubzilla?
It is/has:
- social network
- chat
- calendar
- cloud
- image gallery
- event sharing option
- forum
- wiki
- ...couple of other apps

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On the #carbon emissions front, the report estimates that the #WarOnTerror campaign the #US. #military launched in the wake of 9/11 terrorist attacks is responsible for 35 % of all its emissions in the 21st century.

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Sex Pistols were a fucking manufactured boy band

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@paulfree14 @By2020WeRiseUp

OSM generally also provides a more aesthetically pleasing *and* accurate map.

A lot of commercial transport operations in UK (taxicab companies) and Government departments use OSM rather than Google (another flaw with USA dominated companies compiling maps is they can often make mistakes with cartography smaller countries, as they are simply not used to working at this scale)

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The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir ( and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.


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YouTube, politically vegan 

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Anarchist Library: **Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction**

"Author: Colin WardTitle: Anarchism: A Very Short IntroductionDate: 2004"

#anarchism #bot

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"Two activists are blocking a BP oil rig from setting out to the North Sea where it intends to drill for 30 million barrels of oil. We're in a #ClimateEmergency - the age of oil is over." - greenpeace UK

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Founded on #4opens, motivated by the #PGA hallmarks and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its an unfettered space for Activists and groups to communicate via #openweb projects.

"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.

We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.

This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.

Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.

We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.

A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.

How are OMN projects run?