In the westen world I would say almost all the war that matters is fought in the media. YES the disadvantaged are the casualties and the 3ed world will be disseminated. BUT they do not matter to the power plays that fight the war, collateral damage. The war that makes a difference is fought in the media and we have ZERO media distribution of our own, its a problem that undercurrents mediated for a time.
It is a media war and we have no media #OMN
When i was younger talking enthusiastically on the need for #openmedia #OMN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGfBcg6VkZg&feature=youtu.be&list=PLTGrPEmtUkeOjr48R-E3T3O6291cW3-WF
Put out the same true message for the last 10 years on the #dotcons #failbook and twitter mostly. Put the message out on the #openweb #mastadon and #OMN mostly. The dotcons this has been blocked by the #algorithms as the message not sell advertising makes #fashernistas uncomfortable with limits of there lives
What's the plan? #OMN
Nice to see a corporation take a step too jump ship from the #dotcons https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/lush-quit-close-social-why-accounts-gone-twitter-instagram-a8861836.html #lush have been talking to them about this for the last few years. Always nice to see this haveing some affect.
Find out why try this link #OMN and read back.
Outreach #openweb projects to your friends. Get actavist/political organizing off #failbook and the #dotcons is a good first step. Nothing real at a grassroots level is happening until this mediation is mediated #OMN lots of other options but they are all built from stepping over this first stumbling #BLOCK
Facebook are 'morally bankrupt liars' says New Zealand's privacy commissioner
John Edwards calls out social media giant after Christchurch attack for refusing to accept responsibility for harm
Speaking truthiness in the #dotcons #echochamber worth a read. What strategy do you have to bridge the invisible ideologies?
I have had one for the last 20 years, its not worked yet ;)
All of this hype on the Russian use of social media is a grab of the political class for the levers of power of our #dotcons social control tools. They were originally built to feed consumerism, they will be used more and more for social control. Step away before the is nowhere to step to, use it or lose it #openweb
for more #OMN
Can people do another outreach posting of the #OMN projects
It would be good to keep the momentum to grow to critical mass. Post links on twitter and failbook, wright blog posts, talk to friendly people. Get others to spread the news.
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"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.