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So, my went pretty well! The students were _super_ excited about it, and got to do a lot of things.

They established peering with each other, announced networks, did some route hijacks, some filtering, and used some communities.

Here's a screenshot of the interactive part of the tutorial, from one of the attendees.

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“If Internet is meant for everyone, so is Tor.”
— “Tor is for everyone”, an article by the non-profit Nos Oignons.
nos-oignons.net/Actualit%C3%A9

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our Sean O'Brien on Facebook and privacy-respecting replacement @Mastodon, with an interview with @Gargron:
boingboing.net/2018/07/18/plat

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our @diggity on GDPR: "Warning screens and verbose agreements often become software malpractice: they not only mask the poison coursing through the system, they sedate the user into a click-through coma." boingboing.net/2018/05/25/gdpr

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@guizzy @lain I'm really pretty tired of this "Pleroma/GNU Social/SomethingElse is Nazi software/space" bullshit.

I had a StatusNet account until Evan killed identi.ca years ago; a shit-ton of great people I talk with here every day have accounts on Pleroma or GNU Social. Some are their developers.

benefited handsomely from there being a large community of dedicated people in Fediverse before Mastodon was a thing. Let's acknowledge that and stop being so condescending.

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That's not a hit on Diaspora, which moved forward with their protocol because a lot of work had gone into it, but there's a lot of FUD that's gone around that "well Diaspora couldn't use ActivityPub because it's not Facebook-like". I have yet to see anything in Diaspora or anything else facebook-like that couldn't be handled by the AP protocol.

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Nothing about ActivityPub is specifically "twitter-like". In fact the protocol itself, if anything, is way more facebook-like than twitter-like (and largely derives from the facebook-like pump.io). It just so happens that the largest implementors are Twitter-like. But that's not reflective of any protocol restriction. news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

We also designed the thing *so Diaspora could adopt it*, even though that didn't happen.

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Boingboing and Wired both featured the What is Mastodon video today.

boingboing.net/2018/04/13/geer

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"He also said that all 2 billion users should assume that malicious individuals could have scraped their profile data... And, of course, Facebook has been reading your Messenger chats." bgr.com/2018/04/05/facebook-me

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I am now selfhosting @nextcloud at home. Have to say it feels good being in control of my data.

Shout out to ubos.net and duckdns.org for making it easy to securely deploy with letsencrypt.

#nextcloud

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Confession: I always read FLOSS in my head as "Free and lossless open source software"

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@cwebber we'll be doing a relatively high-profile event @privacylab in September or October (I'll announce it when it's a done deal). Do you know the current playing field of FOSS-y options?

I know there's some custom setup for LibrePlanet, and we're comparing Jitsi Meet+YouTube, OBS Studio, and Flumotion.

Videos will also be uploaded to MediaGoblin at , CC BY-SA.

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Thank you mastodon for being open source. For not having annoying tracking, or advertising. Thank you Ostatus and GNUsocial for providing an open protocol and bootstrapping a network around it. Thank you other software in the federation for doing what you do. And the people behind it all: thank you for being you.

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I realize it's almost 1AM already.
I realize I have to work tomorrow.
I realize my bosses anger still awaits me.
I realize I still have to make my #DailySketchChallenge

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loving @Mastodon so far. Nice to see with such a slick interface, and taking off so quickly. What a long, strange trip "federated social networking" has been!

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Mastodon

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