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We are having account's being setup on the instances. Am removing them, its a pain is the a fix for this?

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The Modern Origins of China’s South China Sea Claims: Maps, Misunderstandings, and the Maritime Geobody
Bill Hayton

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"New @scientiamobile MOVR
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Trouble # 12: There Goes the Neighbourhood

In cities across the world, established urban environments are being transformed according to the dictates of capital. Gentrification is destroying the social fabric of working-class and racialized districts, displacing long-standing residents

@PentargonSpringer welcome to a bit of the this "instance" is only half rolled out. You can talk to over 1.5 million people who you likely do not know, but are generally much nicer than the crew you do know on etc

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Q. Let the users decide what they see, not the instance owners.

A. #activitypub implementations (mastodon) are federated client-server networks. Files/messages are stored on central servers were the admins and sysamins are legally responsible. If the user's are in charge they could get the Admins thrown in jail for infringing content. A "trust" based network.

Full P2P would give you choices you wont... mastodon etc are "step away" projects. Building "trust" networks is a positive first step.

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The folks who are obsessed by robot apocalypses are usually without exception people who have never actually done any robotics. Doing robotics is a fantastic way to cut any pretensions or grandiose ideas you might be harboring down to size. Physical reality will often pigheadedly refuse to go along with your schemes, and do its own thing regardless.

Progress in robotics is a bit like progress in mathematics. It requires the sort of militant obsession with details and a refusal to give up in the face of overwhelmingly adverse odds.
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I've never actually used TweetDeck before but looking at some screen shots it's obvious how closely Mastodon copied the user interface, with exactly the same colors and styling.
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Do you feel trapped by the #dotcons ?

There is a vibrant rebooting of the #openweb just a step away: Search, Activism and Campaigning - - #OMN

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So, what do folks use as a Google-free (ideally free software) alternative to #reCaptcha these days?

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I wonder what's ProtonMail's opinion on sex workers using their platform but they're roughly part of the "center-right sjw Internet" so I guess that's fine. I suppose they won't make a blog post but that could be a nice way to promote the Swiss democracy.
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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?