I've written an article explaining why the upcoming copyright directive is about to fundamentally break the internet: https://tomas.jakl.one/blog/2019-03-24-the-problem-with-the-latest-copyright-directive
Please help to stop it, contact your MEPs and ask them to vote against it in the upcoming week. https://saveyourinternet.eu/
Music Industry Asks EU to Scrap #Article13 - https://torrentfreak.com/music-industry-asks-eu-to-scrap-article-13/ come on, MEPs: everyone hates it - it will be a disaster. please remove it.
It's infuriating how often I google a story to verify it, and the results are:
1) NYT (no free articles left)
2) Fox News (always free)
3) WaPo (no free articles left)
4) Breitbart (always free)
5) Daily Caller (always free)
Guess what people end up reading when this happens?
"University of California terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research"
Context for those not in the US: this is huge. UC is a uniquely enormous and influential university system in our country. When they do things, many other universities follow suit.
I started following Larry Sanger's blog (the founder of Wikipedia). He has lots to say. For example here is his apt summary of what is the social media doing to our online communication:
Is it time to move from social media to blogs? http://larrysanger.org/2018/06/is-it-time-to-move-from-social-media-to-blogs/
Must-read thread on the looming disaster (enormous rate of false positives) of #article13 of the #CopyrightDirective. cc @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com via @firstname.lastname@example.org https://twitter.com/AlecMuffett/status/1097157076823035905
Does anyone have a recommendation for a #RSS Reader for me? I'd like a nice UI, the option to save an entry and I would like to read on desktop and phone.
This is important: #Article11 and #Article13 may destroy innovation in Europe. We nearly stopped it before, but now we really need to avoid it at any cost. https://juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyright-final-text/
We had a link tax in Spain and it was a disaster for small publications. The automated filters would be a disaster too (see tumblr) and only big corporations will be able to implement it, so it would be externalized to Google or Facebook, which already have it. Will we hand them over the control over the Internet?
We have one more chance to #SaveYourInternet and stop #Article13: The upcoming vote in @Europarl_EN@twitter.com. Get informed! https://juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyright-final-text/
Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.
A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."
People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.
Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.
An interesting idea. I don't think that it's appealing to Brits at all but it would work at least.
Flashing my Lenovo x230 with Coreboot #linux https://www.chucknemeth.com/flash-lenovo-x230-coreboot/
Wow, that's quite a lot!
@wakest Yep :)
Just the basics for now to let people follow blogs from the fediverse, and see what it all looks like. Then I can give some more thought to any new / interesting things write.as could do with federation
A bit unusual but interesting:
Really cool design tips for #webdesign amateurs:
“7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design” by Adam Wathan & Steve Schoger https://medium.com/refactoring-ui/7-practical-tips-for-cheating-at-design-40c736799886
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* Done quickly
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* Interesting result
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