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celebration time, my book, obnoxious joy 

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Ok, so here's @hackertype , my first mastodon . It turn the toots into hackertype font ( instance specific). Let's see how stable it is.

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"Il problema sta nel salario, nella condizione salariata, nel fatto che siamo abituati a pensare che se vogliamo vivere dobbiamo lavorare perché dobbiamo guadagnarci il salario. Ma questa è una superstizione, non è vero"

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On André Gorz's Critique of Economic Reason (the best book on work I've ever read) I stumbled on a good term to describe much of what the gig economy is about: Hausfrauisierung, "housewifization", borrowed from Claudia von Werlhof.

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cauliflower morgan queenchandrelle 

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About the scrape (sunbeam.city/@puffinus_puffinu).

There is very little you can do about something like that happening to your toots. This is what 'public' posting means: your messages will get read by someone you don't agree with, in contexts that are different than originally intended, using means you dislike.

It is currently trivially easy to scrape the entire fediverse like the researchers did. So it will happen again.

If you are worried about your messages: first of all, don't put on-line what you don't want a random stranger to read. Your audience is always bigger than you imagine.

Second make more use of 'unlisted' and 'followers only' posting modes. The scrape made use of public timelines (http://<instance>/api/v1/timelines/public?local=true) and using these two visibility modes guards against that. This is easily circumvented by a follower bot though. Which is one of the reasons why some folks choose to manually approve their followers.

This stuff is pretty difficult to figure out and I do not at all wish to suggest it is your own fault if your data got scraped. It isn't. (Question is, did we as do enough to inform new users about the meaning and utility of these settings?)

So how about the researchers?

1/?

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Spam politics: who's responsible for missed emails that go into spam?

- the sender: being not blacklisted is their responsibility
- the recipient: the spam filter is their responsibility

In questi giorni di presentazioni mi sono aggiornato un po' sulla situazione di una società a me tanto cara, Fiverr. Così ho scoperto che nel giugno scorso si è quotata in borsa e che la quotazione è andata bene. La cosa che però non ho considerato e che ogni volta mi sorprende è che Fiverr, come gran parte dei servizi online che usiamo, è in perdita: non crea profitto bensì brucia capitale. Come lo brucia non si sa bene. Forse in spese di marketing o di R&D… La speranza di Fiverr e degli investitori è che il servizio diventi profittevole entro il 2022, ovvero 12 anni dopo il lancio.

fortune.com/2019/06/13/fiverr-

Spam politics: who's responsible for missed emails that go into spam?

- the sender: being not blacklisted is their responsibility
- the recipient: the spam filter is their responsibility

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@vortok One of my bittersweet realisations after spending time on the alt-web is that social media can actually be an educational, solidarity-building, and even healthy experience, but ad-driven/engagement-driven platforms have ruined it and somehow made a version of social media that alienates people instead of connecting them. And now this version has become the monoculture so everyone thinks social media is bad.

Social media isn't bad. Social media is good. This medium has so much potential

TRA I CIAMPI PREFERISCO QUELLO VERO, PIERO

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:hacker_n: :hacker_e: :hacker_w:
:hacker_y: :hacker_e: :hacker_a: :hacker_r:

Thankful for all the people met here in 2019, and for joining post.lurk.org 🙏
May the grow even stronger in 2020.

Sul birdsite titolano "Black Phillip per Borgonzoni Presidente" e io sento che sarà un anno bellissimo.

twitter.com/lalaferla/status/1

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1996: la rivoluzione sessuale del post-umano.
Blue/Derive. La seconda rivoluzione sessuale. Supplemento a Blue n° 63, maggio 1996 / Supplemento a DeriveApprodi n° 9/10, febbraio 1996. https://radicalbiblio.wordpress.com/2020/01/03/blue-derive/

Design interns please fill this in. Time to be transparent about internships and shame those studios that exploit young designers: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d

tired: brutalist web design
wired: gothic web design

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