#DeleteFacebook 

With @xmpp and #Movim, #deletefacebook and get the feed you want…

No algorithms making the decisions for you… #RSS

Not sure if my point is clear on this thread, but I´m not defending hateful content nor am I saying manipulative information shouldn´t be scrutinized. My point is, we have been chasing a respectful and free internet while criticizing people who don´t fall on either side of the political spectrum. This polarization only benefits the powerful, unfortunately.

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While many of you are fighting each other because a specific tool should be decentralized or because some other service is using something from Google, senior citizens just wanna see photos of their grandkids, teenagers just wanna be part of their social circles and adults just want something that works, plain and simple.

How are you helping these kinds of people break away from GAFAM? How can these people (and small businesses) rely on a community that fight each other?

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I've always questioned why admins of public instances should block far-right instances. I mean, aren't freedom of speech and "own your data" the whole points of decentralization?

If said "speech" instigate hate, chaos or promote disinformation, you can use your influence to let people know and maybe block it just for you. However, I think people can decide by themselves what they wanna see in their local and global timelines.

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Where are all the people who talk about sports? Or politics? Or discuss books they read recently?

Where are all the people who discuss practical ways of helping friends and family with barely any IT skill migrate away from GAFAM instead of shoving down theoretical approaches from Saint IGNUcius?

I think one of the things that bothered me the most was a developer saying that he'd stop his support to certain tool because the community was "stupid". He literally said that!

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I've seen people being kicked out of chat groups for using the word "Linux" as a reference to the OS with the kernel. Apparently this is capital sin, you should use either or GNU/Linux. Am I the only one who think this is a bit too much?

I've also seen people engaging in strong criticisms because some organizations should have a more active presence in decentralized services. I agree with the premise, but did we stop to help them reach more people while breaking free from GAFAM?

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I believe that most of the people that migrated from , did so because twitter was becoming quite an extremist toxic environment. There's also the whole centralization and censoring issues with platforma like that.

I have witnessed people criticizing (not debating) each other here in for a flexible opinion on private companies and capitalism as a whole. This sounds like extremism to me from the other side of the spectrum.

If you're a developer, there are lots of #Fediverse platforms which you can help out on:

BookWyrm (Goodreads alternative)
github.com/mouse-reeve/bookwyr

Funkwhale (Music, Podcasts and Audio)
dev.funkwhale.audio/funkwhale

Lemmy (Reddit alternative)
github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy

Mastodon (Twitter alternative)
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon

PeerTube (YouTube alternative)
github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube

PixelFed (Instagram alternative)
github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed

Write Freely (Medium alternative)
github.com/writefreely/writefr

#Dev

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📢 We are pleased to announce that we are now shipping /e/ smartphones to the USA & Canada!
We're currently offering 2 models of premium grade refurbished smartphones, the /e/-Galaxy S9 and /e/-Galaxy S9+.

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Did you know this:

#Briar's E2EE is similar to #Signal's, but adapted to be delay tolerant and work without central server. It uses the Bramble Transport Protocol:
code.briarproject.org/briar/br

Briar's founder contributed to the original Axolotl Double Ratchet Algorithm:
github.com/trevp/double_ratche

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You can be tracked on the way you type now!

This service allows developers to track and identify users by the way they type: TypingDNA.

Website:
typingdna.com/

Protection e.g. via Keyboard scrambler:
github.com/vmonaco/kloak#readm:

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Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.

Want to know why that advert follows you around the web? Join us for a discussion with @EdinburghUni on the how, where and why of "micro-targeting" in political campaigns.

🗓 Thursday 28 January

⏰ 2pm GMT

Register via the link below:

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YouTube 2 Peertube 

Running a YouTube channel, and think it might be more work to syndicate to Peertube?

Here is a utility that will automatically mirror YouTube videos to Peertube 👍

https://github.com/mister-monster/YouTube2PeerTube

#foss #peertube #youtube2peertube #feditip #fediversetip

Delta Chat is probably the most scalable messenger today.
Even if a billion users migrated to our apps, we would be fine and it wouldn't ruin us. Our Operating Costs hardly increase with more users. A pretty unique strategic economical advantage, isn't it?

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