Mark your calendars, London web devs. The next @email@example.com evening developer meet-up will be happening on 1 Feb, hosted by @firstname.lastname@example.org thanks to the gracious help of @email@example.com. More details to follow later today. 🏷️
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: #1lib1ref inviting librarians to add references to @Wikipedia@twitter.com articles. Come & join us! https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref
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 https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/MDN/MDN_Product_Advisory_Board/Members with colleagues from Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and W3C. Exciting times!
Today’s @firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Designing consent for the GDPR is onerous - and that’s a good thing: https://werd.io/2018/designing-consent-for-the-gdpr-is-onerous---and-thats
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! 👏 https://www.goodboydigital.com/case-study/doctor-who-time-vortex-360o
Wow glowing praise from @email@example.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."