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(East) Londoners! Iโ€™m on a panel about ethics in design on Monday night. Come say hello if youโ€™re going to be there. Tickets are free, but it looks like youโ€™ll want to be there nice and early to get a seat!

You ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ it's ๐’ธ๐“Š๐“‰โ„ฏ to ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ your tweets and usernames ๐–™๐–๐–Ž๐–˜ ๐–œ๐–†๐–ž. But have you ๐™ก๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™™ to what it ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ with assistive technologies like ๐“ฅ๐“ธ๐“ฒ๐“ฌ๐“ฎ๐“ž๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป?

My First Open Street Map Edit

Today I made my first Open Street Map edit. Open Street Map is a global map, created by its users (which includes lots of open government geographic data). My first edit was triggered by Peter Rukavinaโ€™s call to action. He wrote how he wants to add or correct Open Street Map data for a location [โ€ฆ]

What is Digital Literacy?
First set of responses posted - contributions from @Bali_Maha @dajbelshaw @digisim @sheilmcn , Debbie Schachter, and Chenjerai Kumanyika. Link to contribute on the blog.

Public Domain Day Is Finally Here!.

Copyrighted Works Have Entered the Public Domain Today for the First Time in 21 Years:

How apps on Android share data with Facebook...

At least 61 % of apps automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment people open the app, whether they have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not.

#FuckFacebook #FuckAndroid #SurveillanceCapitalism

Make 2019 the year of setting up personal RSS readers for you and your comrades. Don't let them rely on toxic corporate social media for their news & content .

Arjen Kamphuis Still Missing & Missed

Arjen Kamphuis went missing in August, and thereโ€™s still no clue as to what might have happened to him. All scenarios are open (even if those arenโ€™t the scenarios feverish twitterati still keep dreaming up, replacing sparse facts with dopamine oozing speculation): an accident, someone did something to him, or a self chosen disappearance. His [โ€ฆ]

Een netwerkanalyse gedaan op Twitter rondom de GeleHesjes in Nederland.
Blijkt geen brede beweging te zijn.

Joining the Open State Foundation Board

Recently I have been named the new chairman of the board of the Open State Foundation. This is a new role I am tremendously looking forward to take up. The Open State Foundation is the leading Dutch NGO concerning government transparency, and over the past years theyโ€™ve both persistently and in a very principled way [โ€ฆ]

This morning I gave a brief talk about IndieAuth at the @W3C Strong Authentication and Identity workshop. I just finished transcribing the recording and published the slides and video!
We're now entering into the Engelbart era. Beyond the initial ooh-shiny phase of computing characterized by youthful exuberance and into a time when we need to make computers actually relevant to the human project.

Brilliant to see this โ€” nhs.ukโ€™s APIs are now powering digital services for 1,000 organisations! Well done team! So much fun to see the ecosystem growing.

#interoperability #techVision

RT We have now reached over 1000 organisations using NHS.UKโ€™s developer portal to access content to power their digital products! Find out more about available products for all levels of technical ability at

my company (MNT) is looking for office/production space in berlin, around 50sqm. preferably kreuzberg or mitte. weโ€™ll be working on open (libre) hardware and software with a team of three. if you hear sth, please write to ๐Ÿ™

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