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Dan Appelquist @torgo@mastodon.social

Mark your calendars, London web devs. The next @w3ctag@twitter.com evening developer meet-up will be happening on 1 Feb, hosted by @gdsteam@twitter.com thanks to the gracious help of @edent@twitter.com. More details to follow later today. 🏷️

Let it be known that @Edent is a splendid person.

To fight Centralization:
- Own your data.
- Archive your data online and off.
- Use decentralized services like Mastodon and Matrix and whatever whenever possible.
- publish to places that aren't facebook or medium (and if you must, only use central services for syndication.)

To fight user hostility:
- Use ad blockers and privacy badger
- If you can get away with it, use no-script or similar when possible.
- Stop using, or reduce your use of, platforms that profit from treating you poorly.

My Grandad's advice for safe driving was: "Always remember you're controlling a potentially lethal weapon". I think it helped me to take driving even more seriously.

Perhaps it's good advice for us technologists too...

"Always remember you're programming a potential platform for bullying and harassment".

"Always remember you're designing a potential system for mass surveillance".

"Always remember you're deploying a potential tool for mass social unrest".

OH: "Friends don't let friends use Hangouts."

OH: "A bubble of nerds." Is that the correct collective pronoun?

Today we start a global @Wikipedia@twitter.com campaign: inviting librarians to add references to @Wikipedia@twitter.com articles. Come & join us! meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wi

Looks like I'm off to Antigua next weekend thanks to @peter to be a judge at this UN-sponsored hack oceangeneration.org/dadlihack/ focusing on supporting communities after storms.

And then boom! There were 412 signatories...
OK, 411 pull requests in 24 hours. Giving up on the merge button in favour of some API scripting. Bear with us. #ampletter

Today I am at Google London for the MDN Web Docs Product Advisory Board Meeting developer.mozilla.org/en-US/do with colleagues from Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and W3C. Exciting times!

Today’s @w3ctag@twitter.com meeting:

• Sensor API
• Web lifecycle
• AMP with Web Packaging


Starting to think I'll have to move fast if I want to buy a 4K TV that doesn't have some kind of sketchy AI assistant built into it.

An open letter about @Google@twitter.com #AMP, from @torgo@twitter.com @edent@twitter.com @thisnatasha @estellevw@twitter.com @triblondon@twitter.com @Lady_Ada_King@twitter.com @mnot@twitter.com @adactio@twitter.com @LeonieWatson@twitter.com and others ampletter.org/

More fediversians every day!

Goodboy have shared a case study of their Doctor Who #WebVR experience - a collaboration with the BBC and my Samsung Internet colleagues! 👏 goodboydigital.com/case-study/

Wow glowing praise from @phonearena@twitter.com

"Little did we know that the Samsung Internet browser is actually so loved that even users that don't have a Samsung phone download it."

phonearena.com/news/Results-Ch @samsunginternet@twitter.com