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 https://switching.social
If you know someone who might benefit from this guide, please share the link with them!
here's one small example of why I think Minds should be considered: https://www.minds.com/blog/view/835056295992487936
@switchingsocial @morre @nickfarr Something with straight lines, something simple. Arial or alike would be best to read. I'm not sure if the message that your site is aimed at non-technical people need to be conveyed through it's font type. Making sure that all necessary info can be easily accessed should be a higher priority I think. But that's just my opinion.
I would like to think that F-Droid is aimed at anyone who likes their apps clean and free of tracking.
It is unfortunate that it is a bit more fiddly because Google disadvantages alternative app stores, but it's not *that* much harder. Non-technical people can and do use F-Droid. You might like to read https://f-droid.org/en/2017/07/03/cuba.html regarding that.
@Coffee It's awkward because the f-droid app is easier to use than the site, and people have to go through the site to find out about the app.
For example there aren't any categries on the site, but there are in the app.
switching.social is for people who aren't comfortable with terms like "repo" or "FOSS".
If someone *is* comfortable with those terms, then I'd recommend they go straight to Framasoft's guide which is much more comprehensive (but also more techy):
mastodon.at is open to all users and federates with most instances.
🇩🇪 🇦🇹 🇨🇭 mastodon.at ist offen für alle User und ist mit vielen anderen Instanzen verbunden.