The most frustrating thing about Uber etc is that people think they're cheap because they're somehow innovative.
They're not. Uber and similars are just using an age old scam where investors' money is used to dump cheap goods on the market to kill competition. There's nothing new going on here. The apps are just window dressing for a scheme that should be illegal.
"Bitcoin is little more than a speculator’s death cult at this point."
#labourparty government. With the progressive left-reboot in the uk the will be negative left flows joining this river of change.
* Left authoritarian - are a strong hidden flow in this progressive river.
* Blinded liberal's joining the #fashernista wave will dilute and pollute the river with there intolerance.
* "Hippy capitalists" will turn "change" into a marketing tool for there profit
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 ;)
Our liberals are busy posting right wing shit sturing stuff on #failbook they are not spending time inside the labour party fighting the neo-liberal agenders who push out the shit for them to stir.
They will get the world they deserve from the left and the right, if they don't choose a side. The center is not holding and is not going to hold.
pretty cool from the looks of it.
...for open source developers at least :)
If your project is ideological and your are pushing it as a universal sulution then you are pushing nothing socially useful. Only projects that bridge ideological differences are useful at social scales. This is a simple truth that all #geekproblem projects miss.
A article about bridging #openweb projects, this thinking is needed if the openweb is going to flourish and grow back into a important part of our lives.
Three protocols and a future of the decentralized internet
Reminder for our more liberal friends
Talking to the Cops – A Guide for Protest Groups | Netpol
Acknowledging a renewed debate about the merits and risks for protesters negotiating or communicating with the police, one of the co-founders of environmental group Extinction Rebellion claimed in February that concerns raised by other campaigners were “a proxy for the justification of violence”.
#brexit Keep it calm, its messy and nobody is makeing any useful decisions till the is an election or fuckup hard brexit, this is simple maths. You cant change the parliamentary fuckup by shit stirring.
- Justin Trudeau does nothing as woman is assaulted in front of him https://sub.media/video/justin-trudeau-does-nothing-as-woman-is-assaulted-in-front-of-him/
All the #boatingeurope videos got a new edit for the fresh new youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9CNv5_ctoMtVueWqOGfp0A Please subscribe.
"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.