Wooh! I finally finished the blog post. This one was orignally about federated platforms, but I ended up shifting it into something else. Here it is: https://brainblasted.gitlab.io/replacefacebook/
Please read through it, criticize it, and let me know your thoughts. And more importantly, please boost it so we can get more people involved :)
I've been putting this off for long enough. Hello newcomers! My name is Chris, and I am a first year college student, as well as a free software and privacy advocate.
I love contributing to projects, my favourites being Fracal, a GTK client for Matrix chat, and Godot. I have a (small, for now) blog at https://brainblasted.gitlab.io.
Forgot to move at the end of the other week, but now this account is officialy marked as moved.
If somebody creates free software in a way you don't like you could just not use it? No need to hate on the creator?¿?
LibreJS is looking for someone to do contract work
re: some RMS takes I've seen Show more
RMS/ESR/etc. are very deeply flawed, and rather unsuitable as figureheads for their ideas.
this doesn't mean software freedom is somehow bad, and it doesn't mean we should frame social movements as being fundamentally at odds with it by association.
I am extremely suspect of people (esp. on birb) sowing discontent with such broad scope.
it's extremely useful for tech corporations if the core principles of copyleft get dragged through the mud. let's not align with them either.
Last year's fad: fidget spinners
This year's: things built to last
(pass it on, maybe we can trick them)
Does anyone know if there is anything like masto.host for Matrix?
Hi, all. I'm relocating from nfg.zone, both because the admin is considering shutting it down and because I'd already been looking to get on a larger instance.
Sorry, those who followed me there get to see my introduction posts again...
@brainblasted what would help is if @matrix converted matrix.org / riot.im to use a joinmastodon.org style home server picker, instead of just defaulting you onto matrix.org.
We already have https://www.hello-matrix.net/public_servers.php, which is a start - but stuff like this needs to be made visible, ideally...
I wish there were as many matrix home servers as there are Mastodon instances.
Right now the network crumbles if matrix.org goes down.
Twitter. You know. It's like Mastodon but centralized.
YouTube. Like PeerTube but centralized.
Facebook. Like Friendi.ca but centralized.
WhatsApp. Like Matrix but centralized.
i made this if anyone needs help convincing their friends to move away from birdsite
Google embraces, extends, and extinguishes
PSA for those who still have a Twitter account (very important) Show more
Change your passwords, they've been stored in plaintext. https://twitter.com/verge/status/992137095861981186