@grimmware As 1 person instance curating my feed fully overlaps with admin'ng. I check what instances big ones ban. But usually no issue, a small instance isn't a target. Discovery is the main diff:
I never use or look at Local or Global timelines (as local is me, global the ppl I follow), only home and alerts column visible. All discovery is by triangulation (followers of followers, users of tags used by followers), and through mentions by people I know. Just like on the early social tools.

@rysiek Most of the issues listed would go away with having more small / individual instances. Still, as long as there is a huge concentration of users on a few instances, the prediction of Mastodon being unsustainable will become true. Sustainability resides in having a real long tail of instances imo (meaning over 50% of users are on the 80% smallest instances, right now it's 77% on the biggest 0,7%, instances, completely the other way around)

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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeCNlB7v08I
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 @NHSDigital@twitter.com 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 developer.api.nhs.uk

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 lukas@mntmn.com. ๐Ÿ™

Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.

Good luck with that.



Nieuwe copyright-onderhandelingsdocumenten: meer woorden, maar niet meer oplossingen

Blog van Europarlementariรซr Julia Reda | Oorspronkelijk gepubliceerd op 26 november 2018 | Vertaling door Wietze Brandsma | #SaveYourInternet


But the lifecycle pattern of sites that provide free content posting services to the general public keeps repeating itself:
1) service opens, is exciting/different in some way, reaches new audiences
2) popularity grows, audience widens
3) business scrambles to make advertising keep up with growing costs
4) sacrifices made to platform that hurt users/devs and help corporate advertisers
5) site closes

Many see services like facebook/twitter as permanent, but I just see them as another friendster/myspace.

So I wrote a thread on birdsite on the #Six4Three Facebook files confiscated and released by UK Parliament. Enjoy + feel free to RT the crap out of it:


#SurveillanceCapitalism #Facebook

I find it odd that after 17 years of Wikipediaโ€™s existence, its Mediawiki software is still so very crap in terms of usability, styling and adaptability. Having spent 4 days working on project documentation in Mediawiki in the past 2 weeks, I wonder how all Wikipedians learned to ignore the many hurdles their tool of [โ€ฆ]

Iโ€™m a bit proud that Nextcloud is relevant enough to be blocked by the Great Firewall of China. Some people here donโ€™t like privacy, freedom of speech, IT security or democracy.

Discovered Scotland's National Performance Framework last week: nationalperformance.gov.scot/ - 10 years of data tracking metrics beyond GDP including income inequality, carbon, pay gap, energy, biodiversity and mental wellbeing ๐Ÿ™Œ

โ”ƒโ”ƒโ•ฑโ•ฒ In this
โ”ƒโ•ฑโ•ฑโ•ฒโ•ฒ house
โ•ฑโ•ฑโ•ญโ•ฎโ•ฒโ•ฒ we use
โ–”โ–โ”—โ”›โ–•โ–” please & thank you
when speaking to voice assistants
โ•ฑโ•ฑโ”โ”ณโ”“โ•ญโ•ฎโ”โ”ณโ”“ โ•ฒโ•ฒ

Welkom @opennl De vereniging die @cc_nl ondersteunt is nu ook op Mastodon te volgen.

The Doug Engelbart Demo at 50

Next week it is 50 years ago that Doug Engelbart (1925-2013) and his team demonstrated all that has come to define interactive computing. Five decades on we still donโ€™t have turned everything in that live demo into routine daily things. From the mouse, video conferencing, word processing, outlining, drag and drop, digital mind mapping, to [โ€ฆ]

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