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/
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.
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.
Wow, that's quite a lot!
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
Would be nice to have an automatic export of RSSs to #Mastodon.
Imagine for every RSS/Atom feed having a dedicated bot which posts new toot for every new entry in the feed. Then we would have a separate discussion for "every" website on the internet!
One can say that already now anybody can just share whatever is on the internet. But what I suggest allows to automatically link content and the website owners don't even have to have a Mastodon account. 😉
Looking around and tooting my #firstpost 🙂
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!