The curb cut effect: for example, media descriptions right here on Mastodon help people who use screen readers, but they are also useful for explaining the joke for people who don’t get it, for translations of text, and for copy-pasting what would otherwise be just an image of text.

I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

C'est pas que le Fediverse est vide.

C'est que contrairement à Twitter, vous n'êtes pas continuellement spammé·es et gavé·es de posts choisi par un algorithme pour vous faire rester sur votre fil à scroller.

Le Fediverse c'est un peu une rue où il faut entrer dans les échoppes, s'approcher des façades pour voir ce qu'il y a à proposer, lire, etc.
Là où Twitter serait plutôt une rue blindax de pubs ultra agressives, de flashs, de haut-parleurs, de démarcheurs. Genre un Time Square dégueulasse.

As one of the main Mastodon developers, I can't promise you that Mastodon will be a complete and exact Twitter replacement for you, but it may fit your use-cases, at least it does for me.

Just keep in mind that it is not exactly the same thing, some core design decisions are different (there isn't an unique centrally-governed website, but many interconnected servers operated by different individuals and organizations) and thus the tradeoffs can be different as well.

While I personally don't think Mastodon should aim at being an exact replacement to Twitter, I do hope Mastodon can be useful to more people wanting an alternative to Twitter! And I know there are lots of room for improvement, on things we do know, and on things we don't.

Also keep in mind that Mastodon is developed by only two core developers payed through a non-profit funded through sponsorship, grants and donations, so please be patient!

@fla I thought these were not the words of the Chrome developers, but a rearrangement and rewriting of an old open source comic? I agree with the message, not really with the method, it's a bit misleading…

:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me.

You can see some of their work here

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.

📢 Manif à Paris contre l'extrême droite
Samedi 16 Avril 2022
Place de la nation à 14h

Pour la justice et l'égalité
Pas de Lepen à l'Elysée (ni ailleurs)

D'autres manifestations auront lieu en France.
Certaines sont listées ici par nos ami-es de la

🎉 Nous ne sommes pas peu fier⋅es d'annoncer que le logiciel #PeerTube vient de dépasser les 1 000 instances déclarées 🎉

C'est grâce à vous, et à vos dons, que nous poursuivons son développement :

Quand je rentre j'ouvre un pad pour que vous listiez les questions que vous vous posez pour partir de vos boites, et que celleux qui se sont déjà barrés puissent lister le panel de solutions qu'on a (Assos, CAE, SCOP etc)


Bon ben tournée de câlins à celles et ceux qui ont le seum, quoi ! 🤗

Pas UNE personne qui veut faire de l'informatique pour autre chose que du capital n'ignorera les alternatives possibles. Asso, CAE, Scop, Auto-entreprise même, je m'en fout, tant qu'on se mobilise pour arrêter d'engraisser le capitalisme. ✊

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Pour celles et ceux qui sont encore et aussi sur #twitter, nous y avons fait un gros fil afin d'y promouvoir #mastodon.

Pour info, Elon Musk s'est payé ~9% des parts de l'oiseau bleu, et une place au conseil d'administration (youpi (on adore (non)).

N'hésitez pas à vous emparer de ce fil, le copier, le modifier, l'ignorer : bref à en faire ce que vous voulez 😘

German public media science channel "In a Nutshell" has an important #climate video:

We WILL Fix Climate Change!

"Doomerism, inactivity and weaponized hopelessness are the only trump cards left for the powers that don't want change. Don't let them win."

I disagree with their claim that politics did nothing the last decade, that it was all science and technology. I wish politics had done more, but technology does not develop itself. #FeedInTariffs #NetZeroPledges

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📢 UPDATE: French CNIL has ordered two more website operators to stop using Google Analytics, following noyb's 101 model complaints.

✨️ I made a thing! 🎉️

Check out my brandnew webcomic, "Contra Chrome":


Subtitle: How #Google‘s browser became a threat to #privacy and #democracy.

Featuring Shoshana Zuboff, vegan Piranhas, and everything you ever wanted to know about #Chrome but were afraid to ask!

Read and download for free – hope you like it! 😊

And if you do, please spread the word! :boost_ok:

#comic #comics

We're marking the public release of #Android 10 for the Fairphone 2 with a question: “Why are we the only phone manufacturer to provide software support for a phone that’s only seven years old?”

Join us for a live webinar. Tickets are free (but limited):

I find it a bit dishonest for #element to claim that #signal is less secure just because of centralisation when #matrix doesn't encrypt some types of data [1] and has horrible user experience for everything related to security. Decentralization isn't even a silver bullet against being "at the mercy of the service". Email is an open standard yet users are at the mercy of Google through GMail.


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