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@freedombox After the dot com era of 1997-2001 a consensus emerged that "nobody will pay for web services". It was out of this consensus that the web 2.0 systems like Facebook, Twitter and Gmail were born.

Web 2.0 introduced a critical "moral hazard" in which the user of the web service was no longer the customer. They were merely bait for the real customers who were advertisers. This separation is the source of many of the problems of the current internet.

By making web services something which individuals or communities can run we can bring the interests back into line again and make advertising something not needed or which is peripheral rather than being the main concern.
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Protip:

When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

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No ads, no tracking. Wikipedia is probably the last uncontaminated mainstream website in Alexa Top 100. An outlier, an oddity.

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Well, would ya look at that: seems Superbad foresaw the Trump presidency.

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"I'm the type of person who cuts open empty bottles of lotion"

OH GOD AT LAST i knew I was not alone (eyes up box full of 98% empty cleansers/conditoner/moisturiser creams)

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Folks who got into programming later in life and did not go to school for it. What was helpful for you in learning it?

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I ask this every once in awhile, and never seem to get an answer, but is there anybody out there who could record an oboe part for a song for me?

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I was out running stairs while an overweight father and his two children slowly climbed the stairs and then came to a complete stop gawking at me like I was a famous pro. I hope I inspired some young minds today. ;-)

How do I sync a caldav online calendar on android without it getting into a google calendar? (and the same in regards to syncing contacts?) Trying to stay

😂 "hell at least i could make my own clothes if i wanted bigger pockets, how am i supposed to grow my hands"
— Adi Robertson (@thedextriarchy) September 12, 2018

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Caves of Qud hard reality: the most dangerous thing you'll ever run into is fungus.

What’s with the unnecessary narration in the Outlander series? Show, don’t tell. :-)

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With Microsoft producing a #Linux distro and Valve developing a compatibility layer with WINE and DXVK, I've been pretty close with my wacky Linux-based conspiracy theories. If this keeps happening I'm gonna have to start selling phoney supplements.

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Will racists get a Confederated Timeline?

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Hey . When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.

Thanks with much love:
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Saved all the beautiful art I have liked on twitter and closed my account. Mastodon is just better - I hope the rest of the world will realise it soon.

How do I get the "Home" column back to the left position?

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