Facebook is showing #Australia what happens when you rely on an unaccountable corporation for essential public services.
Yes, we need to switch to #ProtocolsNotPlatforms. These are natural monopolies; competition naturally disappears, they need to be public.
Ditch Facebook + Instagram + Google + Zoom etc., of course. Then stop relying on some corporation to provide it. Use (and build) #federated systems owned and operated by the people, not by profit-seekers.
Fuck, I love this. https://window-swap.com. Look out of someone else's window for a change, a nice change, at the moment. This is what makes the internet great!
This tool for house hunting (UK only for now, it seems) is amazing: https://househunt.site
Great work @elxsy 👍
Oliver O'Brien's presentation from cycling@tea-time seminar on the impact of the lockdown on bikeshare in London, the UK, and the world in general: https://oobrien.com/2020/05/lockdown-and-bikeshare/
Watched "Chair Times" today, a documentary discussing the development of the chair from 1807 until today. From luxury good, to functional object, to an art statement and back to luxury again. Well worth watching https://www.vitra.com/en-gb/page/chair-times. Via @kottke
The makers of Spike just opened up for their free and secure video call service. I have yet to try it, but it sounds good. No app necessary, no account needed, just your browser and some participants: https://www.spikenow.com/blog/free-video-conferencing-solution/
United We Stream 4: Alte Münze: https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/096844-004-A/united-we-stream-4-alte-muenze/
Good Cop / Rad Cop made a song about the hand sanitizer grifter from Tennessee, and it's fantastic 👍 Home quarantine at its finest: https://youtu.be/mBrYDoe6HMk
@voss Most British statement I've read so far in this context.
All gas no brakes is my new favourite YouTube channel. Early 2000s local TV channel voxpop flavours, surreal interview subjects, and somehow there's always somebody rapping in it:
I want to get off Mr. Ton-That's dystopian facial recognition ride, please: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/technology/clearview-privacy-facial-recognition.html
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