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Market St, San Francisco (looking towards Westfield) on Saturday afternoon. A little busier than expected with some people shopping (!!), a few of the regular buskers doing their thing, but strange seeing the roads empty like this with only the occasional bus and bicycles going by

Instead of uploading all our information to silos like Facebook or Twitter, we should be able to host our own basic (meta)data like avatar, status updates or social connections in a standardized format.

You would then be able to grant services like Facebook or Twitter access to that data via a token, and you could control which service gets access to what kind of data.

Yes, I'm still dreaming of a semantic web.

US folks get all defensive about their MMM DD, YYYY date format, except for today when it becomes โ€œ4th of Julyโ€

"I also got a bad taste in my mouth from Twitter supporting kinds of speech that I don't particularly agree with, and I began to feel like putting my toys and art there was just adding value to the network. For a while I felt that the tradeoff was that the art I published there still enriched my life and the lives of my friends. At some point, though, I started to feel like the balance got out of whack, and I could do more good by putting my work on alternate networks and giving people a reason to get off Twitter. "

All cultural producers with some degree of audience and influence should really think about this: what structures do I validate by my presence? What and whose structures do I reinforce? What other places can I advantage?

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Had to hit them where it hurts before theyโ€™d do anything about it.

Facebook will label rule violations as Coke, Pepsi, Starbucks join ad โ€œpauseโ€ | Ars Technica

About bloody time they finally grew some balls.

YouTube bans Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, and more for hate speech - The Verge

@virtualwolf Still working out a good process to compose a post on my blog, and x-posting it to mastodon and twitter...

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Shut everything down. Now. Fine the non-essential businesses that flout the rules, and also people who are going outside without wearing masks.

So, Iโ€™ve updated my #resume as Iโ€™m in need of remote #macos #objectivec or #swift developer work very soon. Iโ€™d appreciate letting anyone who might be looking for someone like me (~20yrs experience). ... please #boost!

"Firefox Will Give You a Fake Browsing History to Fool Advertisers" by Caroline Haskins

This is actually a brilliant idea.

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