The /e/ foundation has started selling phones with their own version of Android preloaded on them:
The /e/ version of Android is aiming to be de-googlised, but there are still a few remnants of G on them:
Just wondering what people think about /e/?
Should I list it as an alternative to Android? Is it degooglised enough to consider as a "least worst" option?
On the note of fake followers, before I blocked gab.com on our https://m.abunchtell.com instance I noticed very bot-like behavior from seemingly real accounts on that instance -- very reminiscent of birdsite bots.
Definitely worth thinking about how we guard against misinformation and astroturfing in the #fediverse as this gets more prevalent. Domain blocks alone probably won't be enough -- the classic social media features we include or leave out matter, too.
The free open pro painting software #Krita has a PeerTube channel which has just become active
You can follow Krita's official PeerTube at:
You can follow their official Mastodon account at:
You can download Krita from their official website, it's available for Windows, Mac and Linux:
(NOTE: PeerTube is part of the Fediverse, so you can follow its channels and comment on its videos from Mastodon etc. 👍 )
@johannesg I'm about to buy a Kobo too thanks to the recommendations from @switchingsocial https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-amazon-and-goodreads/
It also put me onto Overdrive, through which you can borrow library books on your Kobo. Got a library card for the first time in 20 years yesterday for it.
Hi everyone! My name is Chris. I develop apps for the GNOME desktop, and host social.libre.fi. I’m currently looking for full-time work so that I can pay essential things like food and rent. I would really appreciate any financial help you can spare.
One-time donations are at https://www.paypal.me/chrisdavisgnome
My Patreon is at https://www.patreon.com/chrisgnome
Using that Linux thing? I'm looking for a few Linux beta testers for @playmoonquest
. If interested, you can sign up here: (link: forms.gle/NpRHurBDajvkh9Fn6) forms.gle/NpRHurBDajvkh9… Thanks!
To add, I know there are lists of libre games out there (and I link to them from switching.social) but they are often full of games that are either not that great or aren't being maintained.
8chan's founder says "shut it down" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/04/technology/8chan-shooting-manifesto.html
NextCloud is a really good privacy-friendly alternative to Google Drive, Dropbox, Google Calendar and many other online services.
You don't need any tech knowledge to use it!
The easiest way to sign up for Nextcloud is to use their official "Simple sign-up" page, which directs people to their preferred providers:
(Of course, if you are good with tech you can self-host if you prefer 👍)
You can follow them on here at:
Some nice hashtags on the Fediverse which are worth browsing and (if your platform allows it) following:
#Florespondence - Pretty pictures of flowers 🌷 🌻 🌹
#SFFBookClub - Reading and discussing Scifi/fantasy books together
#Introductions - People telling the fediverse a little bit about themselves
#Alternatives - Ethical/open alternatives to popular apps, sites or pretty much anything
#FollowFriday - Recommendations for interesting accounts to follow
Any other good tags?
Easy-to-use privacy-conscious apps and sites for non-technical people:
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.