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The core elements of a people-focused (as opposed to a community-focused) social network are subscribing to people for content and interacting with their content. Atom (and RSS) feeds already provide “subscription” functionality; what if we went further?

Atom feeds can serve as the foundation for distributed social media. The OStatus protocol suite describes how Salmon, ActivityStreams, and threading extensions can turn an Atom feed into a “social media feed” that people can interact with. Throw in WebSub for real-time push-based updates. This OStatus + WebSub system was the precursor to the current ActivityPub-based Fediverse.

The IndieWeb has similar concepts. The IndieWeb community uses microformats for metadata, including the h-feed feed format. It also uses Webmentions for interaction between sites.

Just out of curiosity, I implemented everything except for the Salmon protocol and WebSub. I prefer Webmentions to Salmon, though extensions to the former seem to overlap with the latter. I’ve tried and failed to get WebSub working in the past; I might have to run my own hub (perhaps using the websub-server Go package).

The best part of this approach is the simplicity. Besides a Webmention receiver and a WebSub hub, all you need is a static server to deliver markup files. A separate program on your machine (i.e. not necessarily your server) can ping your WebSub hub and send Webmentions; I happen to like the command-line program Pushl. Once all the pieces come together, you start to wonder why we let social media companies flourish instead of lowering the barrier to join something like the IndieWeb. This is what the Web is made for.

I wrote more about this site’s social features in a section of the site design page.

#POSSE note from https://seirdy.one/notes/2022/06/28/feed-based-social-media/

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Hey I found an open source menstrual cycle tracking app called Drip that doesn't call home to anyone and encrypts your data on your device. It's gender inclusive and it has a prebuilt version Android that you can get either on F-Droid or on their site here: https://bloodyhealth.gitlab.io

They have an iOS version but it's not pre compiled. I'll be working on that today so you can get loaded onto your Apple devices, along with the instructions to install it on said Apple device.

Please boost so others can see this!

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Since a few days, the ÉSAD Pyrénees is switching its standardized formatting template for master thesis from to (md → php → html → ). Responsive web & print design, side notes, images notes, appendices, interviews, bibliography... The goal is to speed up the formatting phase to leave more time for writing, and to promote the sharing of the produced documents.
github.com/esadpyrenees/PageTy

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🕵️‍♂️ You heard of illegal data processing and want to share your knowledge?

👥 Stay anonymous, and drop documents with noyb via SecureDrop! 🔐💧

Find out more on http://noyb.eu!
https://noyb.eu/en/securedrop

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EU's ECT allows fossil fuel corps to sue governments for implementing green policies. Abolishing the treaty is a no brainer, but some EU countries are still on the fence.

Sign the petition and #EndFossilFuelProtection, less than 200k signatures missing!

https://act.wemove.eu/campaigns/stop-big-pollutors

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Exactly what no one wants to read but it may be time to break out the N95s again, if you ever took it off. Large Japanese study suggests that the BA.4/.5 subvariants displacing BA.2 in many places are less 'mild', situating in lung tissue (more like Alpha/Delta), and that a recent Omicron infection offers little protection. Below article cites all this, in relation to what looks like a new wave of reinfection in the UK https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/14/uk-at-start-of-new-covid-wave-driven-by-ba4-and-ba5-new-data-suggests

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The question of machine "sentience" isn't the most important one from an ethical POV, in my opinion.

Things like GPT3 and LaMDA demonstrate that *consciousness is not necessary to produce effective rhetoric.*

In other words, even a relatively primitive AI, not in any sense "general," can be capable of inflicting harm on humans by misleading them, convincing them of falsehoods, inspiring them to take harmful actions towards other humans, etc.
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1 day left in our fundraising campaign. This is literally the last possibility to support it. We managed to collect 40% out of 100% and still believe in magic of solidarity!

Please RT

👉https://www.firefund.net/abcbelarus

#Belarus #Anarchism #Solidarity

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Scratching my head over ISEA (international symposium on electronic art).. I was invited to a panel proposal, was accepted and only then they tell us we each have to pay to take part..
We decide to do a remote panel to avoid unnecessary travel to Barcelona, and only now find out that a) the rest of the festival won't be streamed b) our panel won't be streamed at the festival..
What's worse is that climate change etc is part of the theme and yet they basically require in-person, on-site attendance. Plain greenwashing.
The 'sustainability' bit of their website is just a link to some local tourism website that's actually about accessibility.
Why are arts tech events so backward?

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Incredible to live in a time where decline - rather than thriving and abundance - is broadly accepted as normal, 'just how things are'.

In the brief time I've been alive I've felt a tangible shift in public ontology and outlook, at least in the cultures I participate and am literate in.

Rather than opening, 'futuring' increasingly takes the wedge form. This will have to change, toward fresh ambitions centering non-destructive growth as a function of adaptation & change.

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There are actually only three #videogames in the world: "Press the right button at the right time", "Watch numbers go up" and "This should have been a movie".

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"A computer is just a calculator with a to-do list."

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I got a sewing machine, so I’m getting rid of my computer.

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"Digital artists' post-bubble hopes for NFTs don't need a blockchain"

To be fair, NFT artists should only hope that nobody remembers they were part of that gold rush reenactment bandwagon.

Don't let anybody associated with NFTs work again.

https://blog.mollywhite.net/digital-artists-post-bubble-hopes-for-nfts-dont-need-a-blockchain/​

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Haven't been using my super-ergonomic setup for a while, and now I'm wondering why... So nice to be back to an upright position with a split keyboard, instead of slouching in a beanbag or curled up in a sofa. Short term comforts -> long term harms... It's bad enough having to do a lot of work on a bus, why compound it when I am at home?

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It makes me really happy whenever friends ask me if I can help them run old hardware longer

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"surveillance capitalist social media" is such a mouthful. can't we just say surcap socmed?

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