This is setting off a major transformation of and the . , , , , all in for profound changes in coming years. Hopefully for the good, but not without pain.

But above all, this will inevitably transform the as a political construction. I can't tell into what, but I hope that something like Draghi's prevails.

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"This is Europe", Mario Draghi's address to the European Parliament, the speech every needs to listen (English subtitles available).

The share values of :
, , , , , were not built for free and we must yet again fight for them, sacrifice for them.

youtube.com/watch?v=Vtl0uqx8c-

Today is #EuropeDay.

It marks the 72nd anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, a starting point for the EU as we know it today.

Only through unity and solidarity are we able to maintain the European project. Together we are stronger.

Announcing availability of Regolith Desktop 2.0 Beta 1 for Ubuntu Focal & Jammy + Debian Bullseye! 🎉

Installation details available at regolith-desktop.com/

Did you see the news that all of the #JWST instruments are aligned now?

Check out this comparison of one of the newly released calibration images from the MIRI instrument compared to images taken of the same region of space by the WISE and Spitzer space telescopes! Look at that resolution! So many newly resolved stars and structures! 🤩

I can't wait for all the new discoveries we'll make with JWST! #Science data starts in only a couple months!

(Image from @/AndrasGasper on birdapp)

You can now read and engage with news and information about 🇪🇺 EU policies, in a privacy-focused environment and with no transfer of data outside the EU.

This initiative is part of an EU pilot for supporting and using social media platforms based on open-source software.

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#EuropeanUnion #Mastodon #Fediverse

Good morning . One of the things I learnt these past few days is the existence of , the federated counterpart to the popular GoodReads service.

Now, I already have a account here at . How can I start posting my book reviews to ?

Hi to all! I'm Fedir Gontsa from Ukraine and I'm a cartographic designer. I work with , and other opensource and tools.
My is behance.net/gontsa
I make beautiful .
And this is my first toot!

Did you know that you can easily include complex diagrams in your markdown files using #mermaid?

See for example codeberg.org/PGPainless/pgpain

It works out of the box on Github and @codeberg (possibly other #gitea instances as well?)

mermaid-js.github.io/mermaid/#

@juliobiason @gargron I’d assume it’s an influx of users considering the bird app news. That’s why I’m back! One of the instances I was looking at (can’t remember which) said they went from 10 new requests to join in a day to 300 in a 4 hour period.

Welcome to all of you, tiled windows fans who are uncomfortable with your data becoming private property of the richest man on earth.

Welcome Twitter refugees. There’s enough room for you here (and, by the way, we know how to make the best use of a given available space. That’s what Regolith is about ;-) )

Mastodon followers needed to surpass our own Twitter account:

██░░░░░ 28.966%

That would be a nice way to celebrate the upcoming (but still very beta) Regolith 2.0

As one of the main Mastodon developers, I can't promise you that Mastodon will be a complete and exact Twitter replacement for you, but it may fit your use-cases, at least it does for me.

Just keep in mind that it is not exactly the same thing, some core design decisions are different (there isn't an unique centrally-governed website, but many interconnected servers operated by different individuals and organizations) and thus the tradeoffs can be different as well.

While I personally don't think Mastodon should aim at being an exact replacement to Twitter, I do hope Mastodon can be useful to more people wanting an alternative to Twitter! And I know there are lots of room for improvement, on things we do know, and on things we don't.

Also keep in mind that Mastodon is developed by only two core developers payed through a non-profit funded through sponsorship, grants and donations, so please be patient!

I remember one of the things that motivated me to look into the state of decentralized social media (and ultimately begin working on Mastodon) in 2016 were talks that a controversial billionaire might buy Twitter.

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