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Hello, #academicFederation

My new university job really, really values giving talks and lectures.

So, I'm going to offer my services as a speaker or lecturer.

I've given talks at universities like Oregon, Texas, Calgary, and Alberta.

I'd be happy to talk about my research about the #darkweb, #socialengineering, or #alternativeSocialMedia (including Mastodon), among other topics.

Obviously, I'm happy to do these via videoconference. DM me or email (robertwgehl at protonmail)

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Hey, this is important: a free society requires a free form of communication that is secure and free from prying eyes.

Unknown to me until today, Join #XMPP tried to be an introductory gateway to XMPP, much like Joinmastodon does to the #Mastodon community. The owner, however, stopped maintaining the project and is looking for people to take up on it again. Check it out:

#freedom #fediverse #decentralized

@cwebber and I noticed several common themes as we per-screened the talks, so I put together this handy bingo card for #apconf2020

Play along at home!

thread: share a screenshot of the earliest wayback machine capture of your personal website


Event in Prague coming ...!


symposium and workshop & Display Prague 25. - 26. 9. 2020

with Lidia Pereira, Christina Cochior, Dušan Barok, Liazon Wakest, John Hill, Nikola Brabcova, Hana Janeckova


Which of these messaging services do you actively use?
Do you have an actively used XMPP account?

Great news for all #XMPP users on Apple #macOS and #iOS: @tigase has released new versions of #BeagleIM and #SiskinIM:



Available in AppStore, new features:
- working Voice/Video calls with Conversations
- support for MIX chat rooms
- message rectraction
- message correction
- quick reply
- improved PUSH notifications
- improved message sync with MAM:2

The 'Decentralization Off The Shelf' project by SimplySecure is hosting a free workshop for and of applications about useful design and interaction patterns for the specific UI & UX problems of and software. Perhaps interesting for devs?

boosts appreciated

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