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.
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…
📢 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 https://nitter.net/CampSolidarite
🎉 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 : soutenir.framasoft.org
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. ✊
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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxgMdjyw8uw
"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
📢 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":
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!
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  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.