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Hello!

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!

is a free open alternative to Google Forms.

They've just joined the Fediverse, you can follow them here:

@LimeSurvey

You can find out more about LimeSurvey on their official website:

limesurvey.org

It's free of charge for people who want to self-host it, and there's also a paid service for people who want managed hosting instead.

When I started pixelfed, stuff like blocks or mutes wasn't even on my radar.

I have never experienced abuse or harassment online. I've never blocked an account on twitter. It was naive to think those should not be a priority based on my own experiences.

I've learned so much this past year, and strive to build a safer alternative to IG for everyone.

It might take a bit longer, but it sure is worth it!

Guess who just joined Mastodon 😎 .

We will be posting here news, blog posts, and tricks you can use to create the perfect survey.

Thank you @fosstodon for hosting us! We're looking forward to join the growing Mastodon community!

Grüße aus Hamburg 😍

#foss #survey #research

Hey, y'all, #WeDistribute is looking for writers and knowledge experts to contribute articles for continued coverage of the fediverse and decentralized communication systems in general.

I've been doing it all on my own for quite a while, it's hard to do everything yourself, and there are probably domain experts out there that know way more than I do about specific platforms!

https://wedistribute.org/write-with-us/

Public Service Announcement:

"uBlock Origin" and "uBlock" are two different privacy plugins for web browsers.

βœ… uBlock Origin is the one switching.social recommends

❌ uBlock is NOT recommended

For more information on why they have such similar names but are so different:

reddit.com/r/ublock/comments/3

p.s. Switching.social recommends installing both uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger (eff.org/privacybadger) alongside each other.

ICYMI: ZDNet published an exclusive story by veteran journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols about the launch of the Pioneer Edition #FreedomBox.

"We can, in short, rebuild the internet so that we, and not multi-billion dollar companies, are in charge," says Vaughan-Nichols.

Read the full article:

zdnet.com/article/put-the-inte

Here are the full details on our open developer position:

discuss.write.as/t/open-positi

We're looking for #Go developers, but welcome anyone with similar web development skills to apply! There's plenty to be done around #WriteFreely, and lots of opportunity to learn Go, if you're interested.

Apply here: write-as.breezy.hr/p/cc7b89733

#hiring #FOSS #job #jobs #golang

is a free open game similar to Mario Kart, featuring open source mascots as the main characters.

The latest version (1.0) was released a couple of days ago, and introduces online multiplayer 🌐

There's also a story mode, single player, local multiplayer, various game types and lots of mods.

It's available for Linux, Mac, Windows and Android:

supertuxkart.net

@ChrisWere did a detailed video about it a while ago, which includes gameplay footage:

share.tube/videos/watch/fd83f1

Hello, @switchingsocial , do you know a cheap and privacy-friendly web hoster ?

@switchingsocial Asked pcpartpicker on reddit if their new framework will be open source. Got downvoted and they said 'NO." So any alternatives? I tried alternativeto.net but they didn't have any good ones.

Google walkout organizers say they're being retaliated against for demanding ethical standards β€” Cory Doctorow

boingboing.net/2019/04/22/town

Allright, our new website is now up and running at funkwhale.audio/ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰

It features:

- Cute illustrations drawed by @robin
- Cleaner, mobile-first design
- More accurate and accessible explanations about the project
- A brand new #Funkwhale pod selector
- A brand new "Applications" page listing Funkwhale-compatible apps
- Internationalization-ready content, so we can translate the site in many languages!

Many thanks to testers, proof-readers, designers and everyone who helped!

BREAKING NEWS: SALES OF FREEDOMBOX HAVE LAUNCHED

@olimex is selling the first commercially available FreedomBox. In other words, they are selling the ability to democratize the internet. #BeAPioneer and buy a #FreedomBox today.

Order: olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/

If you enjoy using apps from @fdroidorg you might want to try the alternative client G-Droid:

@gdroid

G-Droid is F-Droid but with a more discovery-oriented interface. (For example, they've just added a "recently commented" panel, so you can see what people are talking about.)

You can download G-Droid from F-Droid itself.

(If you're new to F-Droid, here's a beginner's guide to installing it: switching.social/ethical-alter)

We've reached a point where we'd like to start #hiring developers to work on the #WriteFreely roadmap πŸ’» :writefreely2:

This would be remote, contract-based work for now, with a chance to go full-time later in the year (assuming all continues going well). You'd be creating free / open source software.

I'll have more details soon, but especially if you're a #Go / #Golang developer and want to work on a growing #fediverse project, I'd love to hear from you!

#FOSS #job #jobs

Hot damn, I just found @inventaire and it's what I've been wanting for so long. Everyone, sign upp immediately so we can share books πŸ“šπŸ’–

#books

Hello WordPress users,

Do you know sources of good privacy-friendly themes for WordPress? (i.e. without any trackers)

(It's possible to remove trackers manually, but this is a request for themes that respect privacy by default.)

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