Astroturfing is getting worse:
PR companies and goodness knows who else are becoming more efficient at flooding consultations with fake opinions, drowning out genuine comments.
It's a win-win situation for astroturfers: either they sway policymaking, or they discredit the whole consultation process, making it even more difficult for ordinary citizens to get through to policymakers.
Is there any solution to this?
I've removed the post about Supermicro and compromised servers at Amazon, Apple and others.
Bloomberg is standing by the story, Apple and Amazon have denied it entirely in unusually direct terms. Someone is either blatantly lying or being unusually terrible at their job.
It's difficult to know who to trust.
Given the situation, we should perhaps wait for more evidence to come to light. I'll post an update if things become clearer.
You can do so very easily at:
It's a set of forums where anyone can give feedback and ideas for these projects directly to the developers. You don't need to be a coder to take part.
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web, recently unveiled Solid, a new initiative to try to give people control over their data:
Solid official site:
Any thoughts on this?
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@switchingsocial hey, have you checked out #rustodon? it's trying to fulfill some of the same usecases as mastodon and pleroma, but is geared towards small instances (ie, you can run it on a raspberry pi) and small clients (the default webclient doesn't even need JS!)
we're also looking deeply into correctness issues around federation and privacy, and how we can give users more fine-grained control over what they see without a massively complicated UI.
full disclosure: i am the lead developer (ᵔ.ᵔ;)
The #Linux app is out now!
Version 1.0 has the basics:
* Simple editor
* Auto-saving single draft
* Choose between three fonts (serif, sans-serif, monospace)
* Dark mode (on platforms that support it)
* Save draft as another file
* Publish anonymously to Write.as and manage posts via the CLI
Download / install it here: https://write.as/apps/desktop
Get the code here: https://code.as/writeas/writeas-gtk
Read more: @blog
Kino.social is a quiet site where you can watch nice films without any distractions or tracking:
All of the movies are creative commons or public domain titles, embedded from either PeerTube or Archive.org. (There are no YouTube titles due to YT's invasive privacy policies.)
The selection is still very small as we've just started, and we're trying to avoid the "firehose" approach of archive.org.
Post a reply if you have suggestions for films to be added.
Vote for your favorite logo https://baptiste.gelez.xyz/~/PlumeDevelopment/vote-for-your-favorite-logo/
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Facebook -> Friendica (https://friendi.ca)
DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud
GrooveShark -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Feedly -> @read_as
500px -> @peerpx
Hello #PeerTube users!
I'm trying to find legally-uploaded films (long and short) on PeerTube. Do you know any?
They can be fiction or documentary, modern or classic, but they must be legal uploads (i.e. public domain, creative commons or with permission of the creator).
Ok, thanks for all the feedback!
Results seem to be so good that I've gone ahead and replaced the YouTube embedded video with a PeerTube one:
Thank you to @Chocobozzz and the other PT developers for creating this wonderful platform!
I'm testing embedding PeerTube videos on switching.social, any feedback would be great.
Does it play ok for you? Also, is the size ok, or is it too small or too large?
I've had weird results, it seems to play much better in the embed than on the PeerTube site itself :)
As mentioned I've added some issues here https://github.com/anforaProject/anfora/labels/Hacktoberfest and in the client https://github.com/anforaProject/client/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3AHacktoberfest
Feel free to reach me there with ideas, opinions or questions.
#Funkwhale has always missed a dedicated place for the community to discuss. Of course, we have our matrix rooms, but it's not well suited for structured conversations between multiple people.
Socialhub.network also hosts other projects such as PixelFed or Anfora, it will make it easier for everyone to get involve and to collaborate and fediverse projects :)
Good news - yesterday i managed to implement a federated comments! We're getting really close to first official release 😱
Meanwhile - did you know you can have a real impact on development process (without having the programming skills) by joining our discourse forum and taking the floor? https://socialhub.network/c/projects/prismo
A guide to ethical privacy-conscious apps and sites. It's aimed at non-technical people who want easy-to-use alternatives:
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.