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When people are in small affinity groups they tend to thrive. When they're in large groups they tend to be diminished and overwhelmed by noise.

Seeking ever greater scale of membership isn't necessarily always a good plan.
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"When our data are manipulated, distorted, stolen, exploited, or misused, our communities are stifled, obstructed, or repressed, and our ability to self-determine and prosper is systematically controlled."

Started reading Digital Defense Playbook, but then I notice it's funded by a Facebook organization and New America. This throws all subsequent content into a different light. New America is basically Google and a bunch of other sketchy characters. Facebook has obvious interests in getting as much personal data as possible.

If you think of it from the Google or Facebook perspective it's something more like "How can we maximally exploit people who are actively trying to avoid our data collection? How do these people operate and what are their avoidance methods?"

https://www.odbproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ODB_DDP_HighRes_Single.pdf

This contradiction between people seeking to exit the zone of maximum surveillance being simultaneously funded by people with the exact opposite perspective seems to crop up a lot.
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@mcpaccard

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.

Do you remember that you all though this was a good idea

"Bitcoin is little more than a speculator’s death cult at this point."

gizmodo.com/bitcoin-surges-15-

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 wave will dilute and pollute the river with there intolerance.

* "Hippy capitalists" will turn "change" into a marketing tool for there profit

* will spring up to solve out social problems as state controlled

Speaking truthiness in the worth a read. What strategy do you have to bridge the invisible ideologies?
medium.com/@caityjohnstone/you

I have had one for the last 20 years, its not worked yet ;)

Our liberals are busy posting right wing shit sturing stuff on 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.

The users don't wont to take on responsibility
And the geeks dont wont to give it up.

just do what is mainstream
just do what is mainstream and they can have total control/security over.

ie. They feed each other.

The is not alt until these matching problems are mediated.

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pretty cool from the looks of it.
...for open source developers at least :)
macstadium.com/opensource

Am not a supporter. Am a disaster in and bigger disaster out supporter. With a stepaway sulution of moveing off the back to the as a social organising platform. What we do from there is then up to us.

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 projects miss.

A article about bridging 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

blog.datproject.org/2019/03/22

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”.

netpol.org/2019/03/13/talking-

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.

independent.co.uk/news/uk/poli

Start a creative outreach stepaway from the project and watch the old crap trubbale when you glance back. Be a part of asoughted to create useful social movements

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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?