I've updated the switching.social poster, to make it as simple and easy to read as possible:
The idea of the poster is to go on community noticeboards, so that more people in real life realise there are alternatives to what big tech offers them.
Feedback on design and content etc welcome.
Unfortunately not as I made it using proprietary software of my company and that is not much collaborative. But I could change the URL for you to use it or anything then during the next week. If requested. For free of course. Just tell me or we could meet in a matrix room for that.
@tobi @switchingsocial Actually I want to know the most what is the source of https://dev.kabi.tk/mastodon/socialhands_joinmastodonorg.png and if it is available in vector somewhere. Seems extremely reusable and image search shows it is used here and there, but I can't find the original image.
@tobi Beautiful, love the typography!
@tobi @wire @switchingsocial That one with "finding a new home" looks like an advertising for a website to find a place to live. But the others I like. You have to keep in mind that they will mainly attract people who use the internet a lot, most people will not know what it is about and ignore it, rather than become curious.
Yeah, it will need updating at some point. Hopefully Facebook will be the next MySpace
However, FB is (I think) still the best-known privacy violator, so it's maybe the best way to get across the general topic of online privacy to non-technical people.
@switchingsocial Looks good, I hope that it will make more people aware of ethical and not ethical applications.
got a link to an editable version?
No promises, but might take a stab at putting it into US Letter form.
Hey, as this translation is very inspiring, I've posted an update on all the Fediverse translation projects:
Hey there! Thank you so much for the offer
Do you mean translate the poster or translate the entire site?
For the posters, that sounds do-able 👍
For the site, that's a bit more difficult. I'm regularly altering the text, and other languages would get out of date with every alteration.
Even more difficult, the resources in English will not match the resources available in other languages, so the alternatives in other languages may have to be different.
Just to give an example, Framasoft has a good Searx instance in French, but there is no equivalent in English:
A French version of the site should give more prominence to Framabee.
However, the entire site's text is available under Creative Commons licence (CC By SA), which allows derivative works.
Anyone can create their own language alternatives site using my content as a basis. You don't need to ask permission, it's already licensed.
@switchingsocial Is there anyway to add to this? I noticed only Peertube was covered, but there are others like LBRY. And messengers like riot, matter most etc..
Yeah, just let me know if you have a suggestion. Bear in mind though that switching.social is aimed at non-technical people (because there are already plenty of tech sites for alternatives).
LBRY looks like it is more for tech fans than ordinary people?
Riot is listed in alternatives to Slack.
Mattermost is maybe more for people into self-hosting?
@switchingsocial Ah now that I see what you aiming for it makes a little more sense.
LBRY could be a more techy thing, but hard for me to judge as I find it pretty simple.
A lot of alternatives sites have so much on there that non-technical people can feel a bit lost.
I'm trying to help with that particular scenario
If people do want the more techy privacy stuff, there's a section with some links to alternative sites:
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.