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Just cleaned up my social profiles. It's so toxic.

Towards a larger personal goal of mine - "" a complete guide to prioritize and switch to the fediverse over other corporate social media.

I'll blog on this later. Perhaps a video on PeerTube? 👀

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In an attempt to undermine their competition, Google arbitrarily banned the LBRY app from the Android app store. Can you say anti-trust? Its too late though. People are bailing in big numbers. I guess that is what happens when you mass ban all of the original youtubers. Now they are all on LBRY.

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Looks like the Electron based multi device sync will roll out by 2020. These things were introduced waayy before in and .

The only thing WhatsApp offers is, a honeypot of 2Billion users ~ YOU'RE THE PRODUCT BEING SOLD.

"Everyone's on wa (Facebook)!"
That's literally, the only fallacious reason you could give

No unique features, a proprietary mess with third party backups and janky stolen stickers.
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wabetainfo.com/whatsapp-is-in-

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Mastodon thoughts, critics on tech 

@hackerjunkie @robby One could even argue that it’s even more effective than the algorithms of Facebook and Twitter, because they are not optimized for creating a long term addictive relationship, but rather to maximize the users screen time/advertising value. That creates a suboptimal experience and reappearing frustration, whereas on the Feediverse users have full control over the parameters of the algorithm and can optimize them according to their needs.

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Well this is refreshing..don't think I've ever been to a site that recommends using an adblocker. Awesome! Way to be botwiki.org!

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The Social Dilemma is a great documentary. Will hopefully spread awareness about the issues with social media and surveillance capitalism.

Too bad that the official site has an illegal GDPR implementation with a dark pattern to accept Google tracking.

thesocialdilemma.com

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@fedilab
Imagine a day, where the first app everyone installs is f-droid and playstore is the new IE.

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If Google does not want to listen to my explanations, I will not change the app for them.
The way they are acting is unfair and don't give any trust concerning next publications.
I prefer to spend my time to help people to switch on #FDroid for getting the app.

#Fedilab

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I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".

A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.

Source in Japanese:

mastodon.juggler.jp/@tateisu/1

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open 👏 source 👏 projects 👏 should 👏 not 👏 use 👏 closed 👏 chat 👏 platforms

Just cleaned up my social profiles. It's so toxic.

Towards a larger personal goal of mine - "" a complete guide to prioritize and switch to the fediverse over other corporate social media.

I'll blog on this later. Perhaps a video on PeerTube? 👀

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their.tube/

"Theirtube is a Youtube filter bubble simulator that provides a look into how videos are recommended on other people's YouTube. Users can experience how the YouTube home page would look for six different personas."

"YouTube’s recommendations can drastically shape someone’s experience on the platform and, as a result, shape their worldview."

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Signal introducing message requests and calls on Signal Desktop (beta):

signal.org/blog/message-reques
signal.org/blog/desktop-callin

– Message requests give more control over your profile data when you join groups or somebody tries to contact you for the first time.
– Signal Desktop introduces one-to-one voice and video calls for beta testers.

#Signal #MessageRequests #Calls #InfoSec #Security

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