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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 openworlds.info - activism.openworlds.info - campaign.openworlds.info #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.

Ideas for people we can find to start to outreach this instance to activists activism.openworlds.info

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All news sites should have RSS feeds. In fact, they really should only be RSS feeds.

The internet is kind of stupid.

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Can people do another outreach posting of the projects

openworlds.info
campaign.openworlds.info/about
activism.openworlds.info/about

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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@richardhering Some of these Mastadon clients tackle Instagram to a certain degree. Combining them with an open source camera/photo client would make it a full experience. Plus better toot styling. A fork of Mastadons web UI perhaps.

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gitlab taking a bunch of google dollars is a good reminder that we badly need to figure out how to redistribute "distributed" version control, this time with the features that make a host like github or gitlab so useful bundled in.

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Its interesting to think that the now dusty globe #indymedia network has a lot to say to the current rebooting #openweb "#fediverse" it were a truly huge federated #www network 17 years ago. A lot happened then and it was mostly #4open but think the mailing list might be off-line which is a big shame for academics/people looking at this. Maybe someone could get them back on-line or as a static archive?

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Really digging Pinafore's interface for Mastodon. Feels slightly more intuitive, and it's hella-fast. pinafore.social/

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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?