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"Hey! Just wanted to tell you - you've inspired me to buy a new Thinkpad. Thanks!"

No, NO! That's not the point, that's really not the point at all. The important part of the whole thing was "second hand"

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📈 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 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.

#matrix #pleroma #writefreely #friendica #wordpress +

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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!'

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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

#100DaysToRead

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Jeffrey Paul: The Case Against Microsoft and GitHub

sneak.berlin/20200307/the-case

(usual disclaimer that I represent an interest in the same domain as github)

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This is what "social coding" leads to

When you create the Facebook of programming, you have created the Facebook of programming

No, I won't add any social features to sourcehut, stop asking.

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This was not a hack. This was not a breach. This was Facebook's systems working exactly as they were designed to work. twitter.com/Channel4News/statu

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#BlueLeaks documents provide a picture of a system capable of transforming a threat to a corporation’s bottom line into a security threat to be addressed by police. t.co/V5pyZpXwCF

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Please fill out this survey and ask them to release their videos with a creative commons license

surveymonkey.com/r/ZXVXYPK

@fsf URL shorteners are useless and reduce transparency. Can you start using normal links instead?

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Still salty that the name "Hacker News" was appropriated by capitalist blowhards

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@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?

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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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talk like a pirate day 

the public domain has been stolen from us by paid-for legislation and piracy is a form of civil disobedience

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