Someone recommends a band by giving me their instagram.
No music clips on their instagram, link in bio to their official site.
Official site says listen now! Links to Spotify. Oh boy
Spotify shows a music player. Click play thinking maybe I'll get to hear at least 15 seconds annnnnd account sign up begging page Fuuuuuuuuuu nevermind
“America’s child-poverty rate isn’t just higher than that of similarly rich countries, such as Canada and Australia; it’s also higher than that of Mexico and Russia.”
— Derek Thompson writing for The Atlantic
If you care about the free and open web you shouldn't use Chrome based browsers.
Thread with more details: https://twitter.com/spotfoss/status/1351624743510827015
With all the talk of #Signal and #distributed #IM lately, I thought I'd go a step further: here's a roundup of secure off-the-grid messengers: https://changelog.complete.org/archives/10205-roundup-of-secure-messengers-with-off-the-grid-capabilities-distributed-mesh-messengers These all use strong #encryption, provide #privacy, and can be used without any Internet connection at all.
#briar is an interesting hybrid; while it uses #Bluetooth instead of longer-range #LoRa, it doesn't need any extra hardware and can route IMs over #Tor, #Bluetooth, or local #Wifi (even w/o Internet). @briar
The global energy consumption in 2017 was 22.3 terawatt hours.
If we moved all financial transactions over to Bitcoin, we'd require over 1000 terawatt hours... each day(!) for Bitcoin transactions alone(!).
That doesn't even factor in that Bitcoin's energy consumption will be exponential to the amount of transactions.
Misinformation went down after Twitter banned Trump - The Washington Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/16/misinformation-trump-twitter/
The new research by the San Francisco-based analytics firm reported that conversations about election fraud dropped from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000 mentions across several social media sites in the week after Trump was banned from Twitter.
How facebook incubated the insurrection: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/opinion/facebook-far-right.html
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