📈 The new social web has reached its next milestone: For the first time, the #Fediverse has over 4,000,000 users! 📈
Today, the counter at https://the-federation.info/ shows 4,003,742 users in the Fediverse, out of which 2,761,886 users are on #Mastodon, 762,367 on #diaspora, and 249,904 on #Prosody. Fast growing projects are #Peertube (69,954) that more than tripled and #Pixelfed (25,206) that almost doubled the number of users in the last year.
One of the worst crimes of social media, among many, is how algorithmic content presentation assumes people have no interest in individuals, only topics. It's so inhuman! What fuckup went 'ah yes, this person follows people who post trees, they must only be interested in trees, not the person. Trees, coming up!'
I don’t think I’d ever seen such a concept be so uniformly bought into, on every side. “The cloud” was as effective a sales term for Dell to sell to the CIA as it was for Amazon and Apple and Google to sell to their users. I can still close my eyes and hear Cliff schmoozing some CIA suit about how “with the cloud, you’ll be able to push security updates across agency computers worldwide,” or “when the cloud’s up and running, the agency will be able to track who has read what file worldwide.”
The cloud was white and fluffy and peaceful, floating high above the fray. Though many clouds make a stormy sky, a single cloud provided a benevolent bit of shade. It was protective. I think it made everyone think of heaven.
— Edward Snowden, Permanent Record
Jeffrey Paul: The Case Against Microsoft and GitHub
(usual disclaimer that I represent an interest in the same domain as github)
This was not a hack. This was not a breach. This was Facebook's systems working exactly as they were designed to work. https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status/1310625842888880129
This interview of Judith Butler is a master class on how to deconstruct loaded questions.
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@fsf URL shorteners are useless and reduce transparency. Can you start using normal links instead?
@sir but have you heard about my startup which uses highly advanced modernized flowchart initiatives to monetize the business impacts of fraudulent blockchain projects using our own proprietary in-house blockchain implementation?
master -> main
aka the easiest change you can do from the comfort of your keyboard to fix racism
Thousands of collective hours wasted by activists who could have been motivated to do something meaningful and impactful instead
All that was ultimately done was to give GitHub a free social good headline that they can parade around while keeping things like ICE collaboration on the down-low
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