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Hello Assembled People of European Mastodon! I work at @eff on international copyright. You might have heard of , the EU proposal to require © filters on sharing sites.

We're really worried that this could affect services like ActivePub/Mastodon instances, opening them up to lawsuits or requiring expensive filters.

The key vote is on Wednesday -- please call or write your MEP and ask them to vote against to protect the future of the internet! saveyourinternet.eu/

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I wrote a script to collect all the links in a page to show them as a pile of footnotes for your print styles: adrianroselli.com/2018/09/link

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meta (+) (probably!) Show more

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I wrote about the theory of Mastodon versus Twitter early last year; I think it's still mostly right kevinmarks.com/mastodontheory.

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Hmm. Just had a thought. If I’m on instance A and I have a follower on instance B, and I toot something, instance A is responsible for delivering that toot to instance B. Is there some sort of authentication or verification on B that the connection is really from A and not some impostor A?

cc @Gargron@mastodon.social

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WHAT IF

i could store my Mastodon prefs in a git repo

follows.md
blocks.md
instances_to_ignore.md

Import/export is easy, it’s already done
Moving instances would be eaier

free repos on bitbucket or gitlab, or host your own

If you are new here: You can filter toots by language. Check your instance language preferences.

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Since I like it on Mastodon, here's a list of links I like to pass around to potential new users. Show more

I changed my iPhone 6s battery a couple of weeks ago: money extremely well spent. It's impressive how much of a difference it makes to not worry about your phone's battery being depleted.

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Home timelines should be all caught up now. Our traffic is averaging 400 req/s with occasional spikes to 1,200 req/s.

There are 23k active users on mastodon.social right now (8.7k arrived this week). Registrations are closed but invite links work. You can create an invite link from "Invite people" link or preferences page.

I have added 2 mods to the team (awaiting response from 3rd candidate), reports are being processed. Nazis can get fucked.

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Ok, let's try an experiment. You can use this page to sign up for Toot!:

toot-beta-signup.herokuapp.com

It will remain open as long as I dare, and hopefully I won't run completely out of beta tester slots!

And remember, not everything works yet! Report bugs at github.com/DagAgren/toot/issue, but remember to check if they are already there!

I really want to move my social activity to mastodon but my friends are not here. Any successful strategies to tease/make them move to it?

I worote a piece about why Monolithic, centralised social networking sites do not scale socially:
blog.vrypan.net/2018/08/15/soc

is mentioned as the solution :-)

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Hey . When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.

Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude

How I set up my Synology DS916+, how I use it and my overall impressions after a bit more than a year with it: blog.vrypan.net/2018/08/05/180

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