Privacy settings: https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99942218361780184
Local vs. federated timelines: https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99942225799392803
A two-way 🐘🐦 @crossposter:
How to find and interact with toots that haven't reached your instance yet: https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99942232570954068
issue 3 of Notes from Below is out:
"The Worker and The Union"
From birdsite: "The CEO of GoFundMe recently confirmed one third of GoFundMe campaigns are to pay medical bills. Feel free to look up exact statistics but essentially GoFundMe has become one of the biggest insurers in the country. What does that say about our healthcare system?"
Your true friends are the ones who install your obscure messenger app just to speak to you
After sleeping on it, I think #Mastodon should rename ‘instances’ to ‘Communities.’
Instances feels too technical and I see even savvy people struggling to understand it.
I argue communities would make much more sense. It denotes much of the purpose behind _why_ this service has different instances, and many people will already be familiar with the concept from Reddit (the, what, sixth most popular site on the net?).
hello I'm just really enjoying the updates to my instance's theme and I want you all to enjoy it too so here is a non-mobile-view screenshot thanks
I've started having a better time on Mastodon/Fediverse by treating this like early Twitter: I try to follow back everyone in order to fill my timeline with stuff. I aggressively follow anyone when I see a boost of something they wrote that I like. I am going to start doing the ol' Follow Friday thing to help other people find people. I follow a lot of people I know *NOTHING* about but it's finally lively enough to keep me engaged.
Go, #Fediverse! Go!
Prévision pour sam. 11:00
"Rotterdam has a rich and diverse history of squatting. As well as countless houses, many venues and other projects came from the movement. If you know where to look, the city is full of stories."
So-called 'permissionless innovation' in dutch cities: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/mar/01/smart-cities-data-privacy-eindhoven-utrecht
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"What we lose track of is just raw poverty. Modes of separating that are geographically-based, modes of separating that are age-based, modes of separating that have absolutely nothing to do with our race, our gender, or our ability to express our identity diversity. Those are all important issues. I don’t mean to knock those at all, but to the extent that elite Americans focus on identity diversity and look to that as a way to make solutions to the problems they’re seeing – they’re going to get stuck.
The way that we fix a Facebook is not by learning to read its representations more effectively. It’s by using the democratic institutions that we have. We have to recognize that it’s a company, not a system of conversation, but a for-profit firm, and then subject that for-profit firm to precisely the kinds of regulation from the state, elected by the people, that we apply to car companies, to architects, all the other industrial forces in our lives.
We have to recognize that Facebook isn’t special. Weirdly, to do that, we have to start recognizing that identity itself is not special and above the political fray. We need to do our politics through institutions. We need to return to that old, boring style of recognizing differences and negotiating across across them."
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"We’ve done it differently in different eras. There was a lot of work to help people resist propaganda in the ’30s and ’40s. There were whole institutions formed to do that. There was a lot of work to help people resist the rise of commercialism in the ’20s.
But something has changed since then: Individualism and attention to identity are sources of elite power right now. Facebook’s mission is entirely consonant with identity politics. It precisely helped people break apart identities and become even more factional in identity. They give clear terms for this expression, they just market those expressions back. In those kinds of differences are exactly the kinds of market segments that matter to them, the segments that Facebook wants to monetize.
The focus on identity is one of the keys, I think, to being an elite American these days. That’s part of where you see the backlash in the South of Trumpism. When we focus on identity, we focus on different modes, what you’re describing, rightly, of market segmentation. "
quote 1/3 from "Silicon Valley Thinks Politics Doesn't Exist"
that time of night when Euromasto collectively looks at the clock and goes "oh fuck"
Would you like to propose a project for Visualizar'18 @MedialabPrado 's open call? This edition is around personal data. Fill in the form before 26 August and come to Madrid to develop your project. Because privacy matters. #call4projects #dataviz
"Gender was easily the strongest indicator of whether someone was going to have a good or bad experience on Mastodon." From @cassolotl's survey https://medium.com/@cassolotl/a-mastodon-survey-ac74948765c7
against the 'isolating ideology of wellness' Show more
"Life-Hacks of the Poor and Aimless - On negotiating the false idols of neoliberal self-care"
by Laurie Penny (2016)
the great gathering of the #commons
Koppelting is an annual #grassroots festival about #peerproduction and #floss alternatives for society. It is filled with projects, lectures, debates and workshops, and is co-created by the attendees. Anyone can contribute, whether by giving a lecture, a #workshop or demonstration, or by simply participating, helping out and engaging in good discussion.
By the way the image they use suggests that it is a gathering of old white men, hope that that is not the case ;)