*Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other*
RT de Protest Stencil :
To facebook, you’re not a ‘friend’, you’re the product on sale.
"Sean O’Brien, a @YalePrivacyLab researcher with whom the AP shared its findings, said it is 'disingenuous' for Google to continuously record these locations even when users disable Location History. 'To me, it’s something people should know,' he said." #privacy https://apnews.com/f60bc112665b458cb6473d7ee9492932
Can't wait to spend tomorrow morning writing a syllabus.
I'm gonna leave it up to you to decide whether that's serious or sarcasm.
Old, but funny anyway:
An SEO expert walks into a bar, bars, beer garden, hangout, lounge, night club, mini bar, bar stool, tavern, pub, beer.
Go, #Fediverse! Go!
Karin Amatmoekrim: Deze dappere man leidde de eerste grote opstand tegen de Nederlandse slavernij https://decorrespondent.nl/8564/deze-dappere-man-leidde-de-eerste-grote-opstand-tegen-de-nederlandse-slavernij/3432270268372-87ed59a9
If we’re going to have a real shot at fixing the problems caused by Facebook's dominance, it needs to give users meaningful control of their own data. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/facing-facebook-data-portability-and-interoperability-are-anti-monopoly-medicine
If you want to discover free music that you can stream, download and share legally, you can find lots of it at Jamendo:
(Remember to include the CC licence type when you share a track, you can see this next to a track's download link).
Any other suggestions for sources of free legal music?
‘A reporter went undercover as a Facebook moderator and was trained not to delete certain racist memes and images of child abuse’
“Channel 4 spoke with Roger McNamee, an early Facebook investor who has become a critic of the company over issues including the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. He said Facebook stood to benefit from extreme content.”
Multiwriter Dat could power the next Web (Video + blog post)
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
Call for participation: LWDA 2018, the joint conference of the German Computer Science Society SIGs on Information Retrieval, Knowledge Management, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence and Databases, will take place August 22-24, 2018 in Mannheim, Germany. It also hosts our 2018 Information Retrieval workshop, organised by the German Information Retrieval Special Interest Group. https://www.uni-mannheim.de/lwda-2018/
This page describes the mastodon.social instance - wondering what Mastodon is? Check out joinmastodon.org instead! In essence, Mastodon is a decentralized, open source social network. This is just one part of the network, 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!
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