Interesting interview with Jaron Lanier (2018): https://www.vox.com/2018/7/27/17618756/jaron-lanier-deleting-social-media-book-kara-swisher-too-embarrassed-podcast
Question: “How [do you] respond to the argument that without viable alternatives, walking away from Facebook or social media more generally is a privilege?”
JL: "If you’re privileged enough to have the option of walking away from social media, and yet you don’t, you’re failing to use your privilege to defeat a system that traps other people who are less fortunate than you."
Probably the thing that bothers me most about Twitter is how it's like a fly trap for smart people. It legitimizes the platform that so many thought leaders use it, even if those same people might privately (or publicly!) despite Twitter.
You can use Twitter as a write-only medium for your own mental health, but then you're still pushing the drug out to a large mass of readers.
⚠️ Federation Status Update ⚠️
We are putting the finishing touches on improved Notifications, Direct Messages and video support (Loops).
Once those are released, we will start testing full federation support on our staging instance!
Gamers! Please upvote Linux support for GOG Galaxy on the wishlist!
A vulnerability in WhatsApp allowed attackers to inject commercial spyware, developed by NSO Group, on to phones.
The spyware could be transmitted through a call, even if the call was unanswered.
It is unclear how many phones were targeted.
Hi @davewoodx, how are things going with mirrored.social? Can we help in any way to add new mirrored accounts? Not being able to follow certain people is my biggest hurdle in leaving twitter behind :P
It is proven! I am nolanlawson on Keybase: https://keybase.io/nolanlawson/sigchain#a1004ecfb24f4e490a1ea81be71ebe0c4a32667134504d12c6db65807b8528da0f
bsd.network has blocked the librem.one instance, because they removed all abilities for us to report abuse to them. They also removed the ability for their users to report abuse from our users, which is also pretty troublesome.
While we normally do not announce instance blocks, this is a fairly serious action on their part and needs to be pointed out publicly.
The safety of our users in the Fediverse is very important to us.
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!