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This is the official Mastodon account for the site switching.social.

It's a guide for non-technical people who are concerned about protecting their privacy online. It only lists easy-to-use sites and apps that are ethical and privacy-friendly.

You can find out more at switching.social

If you know someone who might benefit from this guide, please share the link with them!

Privacy advocates, I’d like to ask for your help. What kind of privacy settings/features would you expect from a calendar application? Don’t mind if it’s already done in Calendar.social or already documented as an issue; I would really like to see the whole picture!

Hello Booklovers! 📚

Do you know any sites that people can use to find their nearest independent bookshop?

I already have IndieBound.org which covers the USA, are there any similar sites for other countries?

Hello Booklovers! 📚

Do you know any sites that people can use to find their nearest independent bookshop?

I already have IndieBound.org which covers the USA, are there any similar sites for other countries?

, the excellent open source decentralised alternative to , has been recently updated.

You can get it for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux:

ring.cx/en/download

It's in all the app stores including Apple, Google Play and F-droid. (NOTE: Make sure you have the right "Ring", there's also another company's similarly-named but totally unconnected home security app.)

You can also follow Ring's developers on Mastodon:

@hle
@pierreduchemin
@AmarOk

, the excellent open source decentralised alternative to , has been recently updated.

You can get it for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux:

ring.cx/en/download

It's in all the app stores including Apple, Google Play and F-droid. (NOTE: Make sure you have the right "Ring", there's also another company's similarly-named but totally unconnected home security app.)

You can also follow Ring's developers on Mastodon:

@hle
@pierreduchemin
@AmarOk

I'm looking to create a wordmark for morii to go along with the logo; if you know of any open fonts you particularly like or think would make good wordmarks, I'd love to hear about them!

github.com/technoboy10/morii/i

Are you interested in or to help you and your friends/family regain control of your data?

There are many projects trying to make it easier and cheaper to store data on low-cost low-power computers such as the or :

@freedomboxfndn
freedombox.org/

@yunohost
yunohost.org

@bob
freedombone.net/

and also a good thread about this topic:

social.masto.host/@njoseph/100

Okay Fedeverse, which design do you prefer:

White boxes on dark, or dark boxes on white?

Are you interested in or to help you and your friends/family regain control of your data?

There are many projects trying to make it easier and cheaper to store data on low-cost low-power computers such as the or :

@freedomboxfndn
freedombox.org/

@yunohost
yunohost.org

@bob
freedombone.net/

and also a good thread about this topic:

social.masto.host/@njoseph/100

In case you missed it:

, the open source federated alternative to Meetup.com, now has its own Mastodon account:

@GetTogetherComm

There's a new section on switching.social for ethical alternatives to Google News.

So far I've just got RSS, as it lets you step away from Google's algo and tracking:

switching.social/ethical-alter

Any thoughts on this? Other beginner-friendly RSS readers to add? Other ethical alternatives?

Also, is there any way of making the list of feed headlines easier on the eye?

If you use the Instagram app, what features are must-haves for a replacement? What doesn't work about the Instagram app that I can address?

In case you missed it:

, the open source federated alternative to Meetup.com, now has its own Mastodon account:

@GetTogetherComm

In view of 's management becoming mired in scandal yet again 🙄 , reminder that there's an open federated alternative in development at @prismo

Hey everyone, #GetTogether now has it's own Mastodon account! Follow me for news, release announcements, and other updates on the free, open source, federated event planning site.

Yesterday we released a new version of Ring for GNU/Linux GNOME which brings great interface and efficiency improvements 🏎️ 🔥#Ring

Had a try and encountered issues ? We're always excited about feedback on our Gitlab instance ! 😀 :gitlab: git.ring.cx

Time for another 🗓️ 🎉 :owi:

@gnome GNOME: Makers of open source desktops, this is their new official account

@cwebber Christopher Lemmer Webber: One of the editors of the standard

@Blender Blender: CGI software developers' official mastodon account. You can also follow their PeerTube at @blender

@godotengine Godot Engine: An open source 3D game engine

@gamingonlinux Gaming on Linux: Lots of news about games for Linux