Protip: if your advice starts with "Just...." (Eg just eat less, just cheer up, just do your best ect), it is probably vague, unhelpful, already tried and dismissive

With this new client i should be posting far more often now, so yay me!

Just found a sweet new client called . It lets you pin hashtags. Im already in love

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RT @xeni@twitter.com

Wait when did the NYT start running @doctorow@twitter.com’s old @boingboing@twitter.com posts from 2003. He’s literally been writing this warning for that long. Woulda been good if they’d listened.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/xeni/status/109207

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People who think that there would be no scientists or "innovation" without capitalism seem to be living in some imaginary world where scientists get paid a lot. People become scientists *despite* capitalism. Capitalism tries to sabotage science at every turn.

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Even without capitalism people have always been inventive. When modern humans appeared about 200-300,000 years ago you see a step change in the variety of stone tools which they produced. It's likely an indicator that early people were a marginal species who needed to often change their tools as they moved into differing kinds of ecosystems. Tools for fishing are quite different from tools for ambushing bison.

Huge innovations like the transition to settled agriculture and selective breeding of plants and animals took place long before capitalism and as far as we know without the use of anything resembling money.
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> "We don’t just have to avoid building harmful technology, we have to actively work to build something positive. And it’s hard. It’s uncomfortable. It’s a constant state of trying to do better in a world that is pushing you to do exactly what everybody else is doing."

-- Laura Kalbag

Maybe its best I do a new since i switched accounts.

I'm BeatLink, a 20 year old guy from Jamaica. I'm interested in , , , , , and

I'm currently working on a new social movement/tech community whose main goal is to use tech to replace our current system of government and capitalism, with an egalitarian, communal anarchist, automation driven society.

Activism

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.

https://campaign.openworlds.info
https://activism.openworlds.info


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?