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"De-Escalating Social Media

Designing humility and forgiveness into social media products"

Pretty interesting read. Maybe a feature to add to ActivityPub to help resolve conflicts and bring visibility to apologies.
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"Cloud is an abstraction and a distraction. Like so much digital, it gives the impression of lightness, impermanence, of something that is benign, of something that is good for the environment. Cloud and digital act to remove us from our physical environment and its responsibilities. We don’t see the impact of our actions. We don’t feel or sense that what we do in cloudland affects the land and the sea."

World Wide Waste

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Really excited about the release of this new research into decentralized systems and UX/usability considerations... a topic very close to my heart.

It has lots of actionable advice useful to anyone building projects and products in this domain. The research includes input from folk in many communities, including #matrix and #xmpp.

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I mostly agree, with one significant disagreement: 's/create/use and further develop/ '

#DemocracySoftware / #ParticipatoryDemocracy software already exists and is being used:

* lists:
** - another list of projects

* well-known projects:
** Loomio -
** Decidim -
** LiquidFeedback -
** Consul - - claims to be used by 135 Institutions

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We just shipped v0.1.1 of the P2P Matrix proof-of-concept - and have put together a write-up explaining the project to formally introduce the project, given we're at the point now where you can actually start playing with it! 🎉🎊🦩

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We’re incredibly excited to welcome, creators of, to the Matrix ecosystem with a strategic investment of ~$5M into to support Matrix development and embrace decentralisation! Read all about it at 🎉🎊😱🚀

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Finally we signed the funding plan with NLNet!!! 😀 Thank you @NGIZero for this amazing opportunity! 🙏🏼

We're working, and we're so excited!! more news soon, including the actual project plan :-)

Tbh I'm also scared a bit, there's so much work to do! But bit by bit, we'll get there 😊


Wondering how to enhance your privacy with the new container feature in ? You might want to check out the Temporary Containers Add-on. Here's a short article introducing it

I'm thrilled to see where the of tech movement is going in 2018. We had a good year in 2017 with Mastodon reaching 1mil+ registered users.


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