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ActivityPub for Administrations

Posting presentation slides of our EC event 19 April

Be sure to join the next events on 26 and 29 April.

The recording recording and agenda are at:

socialhub.activitypub.rocks/pu

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Great news ..

initiative, started at SocialHub now has a space on Lemmy 😃

lemmy.ml/post/59536

With that a path has been created to go from our wildest dreams to - via brainstorming and further elaboration - materializing them. Expand the technology base.

Together we'll go towards !!

@activitypub and its related standards are ready to be taken to the next level. Will you help with that?

Join us on and 🤗

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Social Cooling: The long-term negative side effects of living in a reputation economy.

socialcooling.com/

Share this insightful resource!

Just like film on Netflix it serves to make people directly aware of how social media might impact their personal life.

(Thanks to @tobi for providing the link)

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Watch and cry... then roll up you sleeves and help turn this around! A must-see for any would-be Humane Tech Activist.

Animation by @Steve_Cutts@twitter.com
who created many more similarly beautiful but highly disturbing works of art.

or ?

youtu.be/VASywEuqFd8

It sucks when one realises that one has few if any values in common with most of the people in ones chosen industry. And that most people hate the values one holds because they threaten the unethical market distortions on which the profit others have (or, more to the point, have failed to get, but desperately desire) depend.

Hey all you vorny folks. Ever wonder what's going on at the Gulp Cafe, a #vore themed #ActivityPub server? Check out our public wall! Contact me for questions/info 😊 :boost_ok:

gulp.cafe/public

@bob
Right now I am working on my talk to be given in August, during Polish "#Kongresono" -- a biennale #anarchist gathering. I am going to present my perspective on decentralized society, as a network of self-governing #communities and how various layers of technical infrastructure can support it, permaculture-like. First approximation in English can be found here: lemmy.ml/post/63108.

I am also going to show how the need for capitalism-free spaces may fuel the creation of #platform #cooperatives, driven and controlled by #fediverse users, thus creating a sound political and economic ecosystem, able to face the state, capital or EU and stay integral (czytanki.tepewu.pl/calibre/boo…). As we see the rise of state-backed authoritarianism and surveillance capitalism (think #TERREG and #EUnomia) we need it, badly and soon.

Will New Privacy Changes Protect [US] Census Data or Make Things Worse? - Todd Feathers @ The Markup: themarkup.org/ask-the-markup/2

Differential Privacy is an interesting technique. For us it indicates we *could* have anonymous app analytics software. Google & Apple already claim to do so, but auditability is poor due to proprietary software.

Free software however has gotten used to going without analytics...

@humanetech @bob @m3me @lightweight By avalanche attack I mean that if a schema needs to be resolved then that may require going through a series of servers, similar to DNS. Changes to the top level schema on a single server can then have cascading effects throughout the whole network. So even though your system may be federated the interpretation and security (json signatures) of data may come to depend upon one or a small number of servers. It can be mitigated by cloning/caching, but there is then also the possibility of poisoning and which schema is the real one.

The idea of semantic markup isn't bad, and could be very useful. It's just that via schema.org Google gets to impose its particular ontology on the world. Some people around here may have experience with having inappropriate ontologies superimposed onto them.

Following our research, 31.8% (42 out of 132) of the tested mental health webpages reduced number of third parties. It's good, but not enough.

Mental health shouldn't be for sale and tracking cannot be the default business model for these...

My own @bookwyrm instance is up at bookwyrm.dachary.org/ 📚

The next step is to run @cj own @activitypub test server test.activitypub.dev/ against it and see if it can help find areas that can be improved.

@bookwyrm @cj Here is one ActivityPub conformance problem (MUST) reported by test.activitypub.dev:

The test is: "Handles A Reply Requiring Inbox Fowarding" w3.org/TR/activitypub/#inbox-f

Attempting to fetch from Database by IRI
[0] bookwyrm.dachary.org/user/dach
2021-05-12 Successfully fetched from database
[1] test.activitypub.dev/tests/eva
[2] cannot get request path from context in GetKeyInfo
...
Could not build a new transport
[0] cannot get request path from context in GetKeyInfo

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We're working on federation support and an ActivityPub extension for interoperability with other projects!

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@rysiek @alcinnz @zens

I'm organizing a call for people who might be interested to get involved and make the project sustainable tomorrow. I'd be happy to see you there!

# Forkawesome call
- Why: To get an overview of the project until now, and think about how it goes forward
- When: Tuesday 11th May, 17:00 CEST
- Length: 1 hour
- Call: meet.livingutopia.org/b/dou-c0
- Pad: pad.riseup.net/p/forkawesome

@rysiek @alcinnz @zens

Hello thread! Interesting reading, especially since I'm trying to resuscitate the forkawesome project!

I think forkawesome is important in that it is the most complete, 'properly free' icon set out there. I've just been using the SVGs, and would like to promote that use-style.

Forkawesome has been resting on one person, and they haven't been able to maintain it, hence no new icons in the CDN for over a year! ...

@guilevi In addition, people can follow @PleaseCaption (and let the bot follow them back) to get a reminder if they post an image without description.

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.

#WriteFreely v0.13 Release Candidate 1 is here! It includes over a year of changes and improvements, from a new WYSIWYG editor to Web Monetization support to new OAuth provider support.

Read about everything in this latest release and, if you're adventurous, you can upgrade to this Release Candidate today: github.com/writefreely/writefr

If you give it a shot, please share any feedback or bug reports!

WriteFreely is a free open federated blogging platform. You can follow the project's brand new main account at:

➡️ @writefreely@writing.exchange

There's also the official blog at:

➡️ @writefreely@blog.writefreely.org

It's designed as an alternative to Medium, more info at the official website writefreely.org

WriteFreely is part of the Fediverse, so you can follow WF accounts from Mastodon.

#WriteFreely #Writing #Blog #Blogs #Blogging #Fediverse #ActivityPub #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #SelfHosting

Call for contributions to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Symposium 2021. "For all stakeholders to share objectives, visions, activities and results in order to shape the future of the EOSC."
eoscsecretariat.eu/events/eosc
reddit.com/r/Open_Science/comm

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