Mastodon now allows you to write image descriptions, *and* it’s by default (not a hidden accessibility setting like Twitter)!

I need to set up my own instance. But for now, I’ve at least set-up amateur cross-posting from Mastodon to Twitter.

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@Gargron I want to feature the Mastodon.social design update in a magazine showcase. (Because let’s promote the good people!) Did you write about it anywhere? And what’s the best way to ask you a few questions about it? (Happy to do so on here if you want to do it in the open!)

I can identify with this article. These feelings are why seeing fellow web folk uncritically worshipping tech shiny makes me feel so utterly hopeless.

pando.com/2017/04/28/quitting-

via @aral

‘The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked’

“This is Britain in 2017. A Britain that increasingly looks like a “managed” democracy. Paid for a US billionaire. Using military-style technology. Delivered by Facebook. And enabled by us.”

theguardian.com/technology/201

Also on our radar: forum.ind.ie/t/the-great-briti

I realise it’s been a vagina-heavy day in my feed.

Folks at (and others!) who asked how to help family and friends learn about privacy. I just saw this: buzzfeed.com/nicolenguyen/your

(For my own site I use WordPress, comments being a good reason to keep using it. For @indie, we use Discourse integration for comments.)

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Just got some fabulous Clue (period tracking) swag. Heartening hearing about how they’re working hard to protect my data, even though it would be “easier” to just sell it.
mastodon.social/media/FszcP2Zl

‘Replacing Disqus with Github Comments’—a good insight into the trackers that come along with Disqus, and how to respect your blog reader’s privacy donw.io/post/github-comments/

That last boost: I love that on Mastodon I can toot my own horn… 😉

😄 Thanks la--lah! 😄

“Love it - I switched over to Better as my previous ad blocker had gradually become less effective. I should have done it sooner. Thanks for a great product! :-)” mastodon.social/media/k_C-Pr7H

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