Don't get me wrong, computers can absolutely help us regain our environmental efficiency. They just *aren't*.

Not as long as we're:
* constantly syncing everything to the cloud,
* expecting same-hour delivery,
* funding our clickbait via surveillance advertising,
* buying a new phone every year,
* using AIs because they're cool rather than useful,
* running bloated software & webpages,
* buying into "big data"
* etc

Computing is environmentally cheap, but it rapidly adds up!

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Buying a #Fairphone 4 or Fairphone 3+? Get free earbuds... if you (really) need them. So, if you already have great earbuds, make them last. If you need a new pair, they're on us. 📱 🎶

Offer ends 14th June:

GNOME goes mobile! Work is currently underway to make GNOME Shell run on phones. More details on this, and many more news can be found in the current issue of !

#46 Going Mobile

❌ No more oligarchs moving their yachts outside the EU or changing the ownership of their properties.

⚖️Criminalising the violation of sanctions across EU countries will make it possible to confiscate the assets of Russian oligarchs who try to go around them.


That time Saturn accidentally showed everyone how much space is wasted with cars.

#Google does not fund research groups if they'd work on software licensed under #AGPL.

Use the AGPL to incentivize people not to get funded by Google.

"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair."

Douglas Adams

Gmail will block all third party mail clients starting from June:

That is, unless they pay $4500 minimum for an audit :D

Stop using gmail and enabling their monopolistic practices, if you already haven't.

Growth forecast for 2022 (%):

🇵🇹 5.8
🇮🇪 5.4
🇲🇹 4.2
🇪🇸 4.0
🇦🇹 3.9
🇸🇮 3.7
🇵🇱 3.7
🇭🇺 3.6
🇬🇷 3.5
🇭🇷 3.4
🇳🇱 3.3
🇫🇷 3.1
🇪🇺 2.7
🇷🇴 2.6
🇩🇰 2.6
🇮🇹 2.4
🇱🇺 2.2
🇸🇪 2.3
🇸🇰 2.3
🇨🇾 2.3
🇧🇬 2.1
🇱🇻 2.0
🇧🇪 2.0
🇨🇿 1.9
🇱🇹 1.7
🇩🇪 1.6
🇫🇮 1.6
🇪🇪 1.0

Spring #ECForecast

The EU continues to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Over 2 million Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and Gaza Strip are in need of humanitarian assistance.

The EU will support those vulnerable people with €25 million in humanitarian aid.


Tonight, rainbow colours shine brighter than hate!

Ahead of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we lit up our headquarters as a sign of support for the LGBTIQ community.

#IDAHOBIT | #UnionOfEquality

The difference between a closed, algorithmically-curated silo like Twitter and the fediverse.

Same post.

Twitter: ~43K “followers”, 8 boosts, 58 likes
Fediverse: ~8.43K followers, 57 boosts, 106 likes

Your thousands of “followers” on Twitter mean nothing because the algorithm (i.e., Twitter, Inc.) decides who gets to hear you.


Tell us about a time you had a productive conversation on social media.


Successfully using entirely self-hosted+federated Riot/Matrix/Jitsi/Etherpad/PeerTube to host lectures, teleconference with students, answer questions in chat, and collaboratively edit their code. Write-up is incoming. Once I take a nap.


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