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Now that I see that it doesn't already exist, I am actively exploring setting up a new instance just focused on how the , () and related efforts all mix. Or how they should but don't yet. The instance software itself could also be a place to experiment on how to do this better.This would be akin to how other instances are purely focused on Privacytools, or other subsets of tech.
Anyone interested in co-admin-ing?

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One of the more cogent assessments of ’s psyche, by former administration insider, Anthony , plus analysis from strategists David Axelrod and Mike Murphy. overcast.fm/+Sg_PlCaew

Codes of conduct don't just make IRL events more welcoming — they can help online communities thrive, too.

In our latest Report, we explore codes of conduct in open source communities: t.co/HKPqikAdHr tweeted by @mozilla

Don't like Facebook? There are DIY alternatives.

Mozilla Fellow @tinysubversions spoke with @Mollywood & @Marketplace about building your own social media site.

t.co/QLv5vPtt5A tweeted by @mozilla

Big update today on #fedbox, the generic #activitypub service. Finally having proper processing for an Activity's local audience members: if they're local then save the activity's reference to their inboxes.

Sometime in the near future I need to add the logic for disseminating the Activity to the non local recipients using S2S. (Most of the required pieces are already there, I just need to add a bit of glue between them).

It's missing a play button, but is there something to this approach..?

While we support the Chrome team's efforts to improve people's privacy, for any of it to be effective, they really have to make privacy protection the default.

t.co/uIoM36yzBv tweeted by @Firefox

gentle.town is a new, generalistic instance that is looking for friendly users willing to be part of a local-oriented community.

we run the lightweight masto fork Hometown that @darius mantains. hello, #mastoadmin and fediverse at large!

I'm pleased to announce the v1.0.0 release of Hometown, my Mastodon fork! It's up to date with Mastodon v2.9.3, and unique features include:

- Local only posting
- Full support for rendering incoming `Article` posts from federated blogs like Write.As
- "Exclusive" lists that let you follow someone without clogging up your home timeline

For more info, including rationale for each new feature, check out our wiki:

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

And the release itself is here:

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

You really should always read the Terms of Service agreements closely.
“We have updated our privacy policy.”

Today in @slate, Mozilla Fellow @Noupside writes about the need to focus on what's *really* wrong with social media:

"An advertising infrastructure masquerading as a communications infrastructure, and algorithms that incentivize misinformation."

t.co/YQfuwLcA4O tweeted by @mozilla

I was interviewed for Marketplace today about running your own social network site! You can catch me on NPR stations today or just listen/read here:

marketplace.org/shows/marketpl

Good post here on the from @manton. It is an older post but I just came across it.

"Owning your content isn’t about portable software. It’s about portable URLs and data. It’s about domain names...If you can’t use your own domain name, you can’t own it. Your content will be forever stuck at those silo URLs, beholden to the whims of the algorithmic timeline and shifting priorities of the executive team."

manton.org/2018/03/23/indieweb

Worked on a way for mods to include relevant toots in the e-mail notifications about moderator actions

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

I take immense pride in my work, and the latest beta of my iOS 13 notes app Allegory showcases some beautiful custom animations. I hope you enjoy using what I pour my heart into. 🐋 ✌️

testflight.apple.com/join/FsXX

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Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!