How to crosspost between Mastodon and Twitter Show more
#Crossposting on Mastodon and Twitter is possible through the Mastodon Twitter Crossposting service:
The service can also be followed on here at:
The service lets you connect a Twitter and Mastodon account so that posts on one appear on the other automatically, in both directions.
If you're interested in creating 2D animation, you might want to take a look at the short film "Hero":
There's a brief set of behind-the-scenes clips at the end of the short to illustrate how it was made.
"Hero" was created on Grease Pencil, a set of 2D graphics tools in the open source graphics suite Blender.
Anyone can download and use Blender free:
Creative Commons videos Show more
#CreativeCommonsVideos are videos published under a Creative Commons (CC) licence, which means they're legal to share non-commercially.
You can view and download curated CC videos on VidCommons:
You can also follow VidCommons on here through these accounts:
Vimeo has lots of uncurated CC videos (plus a guide to CC licences) in their CC section:
Free music that's legal to share Show more
#CreativeCommonsMusic can be legally shared non-commercially because it's published under a Creative Commons (CC) licence.
Some CC music sites:
https://jamendo.com - like iTunes but for CC music
http://magnatune.com - human-curated CC music label
http://ccmixter.org - CC remix community
https://libre.fm - like last.fm but for CC music
(thank you @strypey for links!)
CC music is also perfect for @funkwhale 👍
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#CreativeCommons (CC) is a way to let people share your work without giving up all your rights.
For example, many bands use it to let fans legally share their music non-commercially, while still being able to charge companies for commercial use.
It's really easy to add a CC licence, just pick the one you want from the official site and add it to your work:
You can add CC licences to almost anything, including text, music, video etc.
It would seem that #Facebook are learning that you can't circumvent democratically-elected governments and the law indefinitely.
They're doubly screwed because parliamentary privilege means that disclosure of these documents by elected or appointed representatives in the UK won't lead to prosecutions.
Switching.social recommends using CIs instead of commercial petition sites such as change.org.
You can find a list of CIs here:
In some countries, gathering enough signatures on a CI automatically triggers a debate in parliament, which can potentially lead to changes in law. For example, same-sex marriage in Finland was legalised through a CI.
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#Calibre is a free open source eBook manager. You can use it to organise your eBook collection, edit eBooks and convert eBooks from one format to another:
It's available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
For advanced users, there's also a wide range of plugins which add extra features:
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.@bob makes a really important point here:
We are not tech companies' customers.
Advertisers/databrokers are tech companies' customers, because it's advertisers who are the tech companies source of income.
Even traditional manufacturers like Ford are moving in this direction:
The only way to fix big tech like Facebook, Google, Microsoft etc is to change their business model and/or have extremely strict penalties for data misuse.
#Briar is an unusual kind of messenger for Android devices: there are no servers, messages are stored on your phone and sent directly to your contact's phone through TOR, wi-fi or bluetooth.
It's designed for journalists, activists, people working in disaster zones and anyone interested in "off the grid" communication.
The official site is here:
The app is free, open source and available through @fdroidorg and Google Play.
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.