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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...
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OK, 411 pull requests in 24 hours. Giving up on the merge button in favour of some API scripting. Bear with us. #ampletter
twitter.com/triblondon/status/

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

github.com/w3ctag/meeting…

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