Is public discontent with Facebook reaching a boiling point?

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a smol fennec fox thread with their big flappy ears

Individual privacy, freedom of speech, all these things are margins of freedom for a society that let divergent thoughts grow and alternative paths be explored. Lets evolution experiment.

Subsuming the divisive groups of individuals under the unified will of one rule may be more efficient in the short run, but I doubt it's the best way in the long run.

We're honestly very lucky that despite how much power has been concentrated through technology, the US has been relatively benign in suppressing dissent. As bad as you think it is, it's not as bad as it could be. What scares me is the potential for how bad it could become.

A state secure in its power does not over-react. I wonder how much longer that will last.

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there are some alternative web interfaces available (that you can use with every instance), maybe one is a better match for you:

I wish I could drag these columns around or minimize them.

Mastodon complaints: I also really don't like the UI of all the things I click on being just in the right-hand column, and notifications being in the center right. Are these columns in any way configurable?

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Doing some research, would you be interested in using a tool that would automatically cross post your tweets to Mastodon and toots over to Twitter? Please boost for further reach.

Still looking for suggestions of good follows though!

Discovery is hard here.

Do people have suggestions for accounts to follow?

Am particularly interested in:
- p2p tech design challenges
- privacy & cryptography

Yes I know I am rather one-dimensional right now.

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"We cannot expect governments, corporations, or other large, faceless organizations to grant us privacy out of their beneficence."

This quote comes from the Cipherpunk Manifesto, originating from 1993 (!):

when I first created a mastodon account it was hard to find people. the few relevant toots were like tumbleweeds rolling by. a bit better now

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Have finally followed enough people that my mastodon feed is not totally boring

Every few months I'm painfully reminded that Linux is free as in "free puppy" - adopt once, clean up shit forever.

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Bring back the term "turnkey totalitarianism" for the surveillance state. Its construction was outsourced to private industry, and now it's ready to go.

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