reading: Security Isn't Enough. Silicon Valley Needs 'Abusability' Testing
"There are hundreds of examples of people finding ways to use technology to harm themselves or other people, and the response from so many tech CEOs has been, 'We didn't expect our technology to be used this way,'"
“It’s about doing the one little thing you can do, even if it’s useless: planting seeds in the midst of the apocalypse, spitting on a wildfire, bailing out the ocean with a bucket. Individual action is almost always pointless. Hope and strength comes from our bonds with each other, from the actions we take as a community, holding hands in the dark.” https://festive.ninja/one-atom-of-justice-one-molecule-of-mercy-and-the-empire-of-unsheathed-knives-alexandra-rowland/
Are we doing personal websites again because I never shut mine down so I'm accidentally way ahead on this trend.
Social groups, and therefore the Internet, go through cycles of localization and centralization.
We were localized (personal sites), we centralized (social media), and we are starting to localize again (slack channels, blogs).
occasionally, clicking through yet another half-arsed GDPR-mandated cookie management screen, i find myself thinking "the GDPR has buggered up the web"
then i catch myself.
no, it hasn't. the way companies have opted to respond to the GDPR is what's buggered up the web. they could have been nice and unobtrusive about it, but no, they decided that *every user in the EU* should suffer their protests at not being able to stow thousands of fragments of random shite on a whim all over their vict- sorry, users' computers.
I am told that switching your tumblr to a custom domain will make the Oath interstitial and the image flagging go away. so I made https://tumblelog.xyz/ to make this easy. Thing is , I don't have any flagged images on my tumblr, so I can't test this theory
A very nice Christmas Homebrew Website Club in London this eve.
Blog posts were written, h-feeds were unmunged, replies were sent, ideas were discussed and mince pies were consumed.
Back in the New Year!
POSSE: Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere |IndieWeb
"POSSE is an abbreviation for Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere, a content publishing model that starts with posting content on your own domain first, then syndicating out copies to 3rd party services with permashortlinks back to the original on your site...."
Since we didn't get very many women, enbies, or people of color to submit talks, the folks choosing talks for the Decentralisation & Internet Privacy track at FOSSDEM 19 decided that we'd like to ask of you:
If you submitted a talk, go ask an underrepresented minority friend/acquaintance of yours if they'd like to give the talk with you/in your stead.
CC @fosdem, can we get a little boost 💜?
the second funniest part about the Pagliacci joke is that the doctor is abysmal. Imagine seeing this dude:
YOU: I have depression
DOCTOR: I dunno, go see a fuckin clown or something
Upcoming HWC London on Wednesday 12th December:
This will be the last one before Christmas! 🤶🎅 (… AKA Ho Ho Homebrew Website Club) Mince pies may be on the agenda...
Finish that blog post you’ve been working on. Demo personal websites and technology. Discuss the independent web. Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!
Too long for a toot, but still a great story. https://www.danah.org/papers/BlogTalksReloaded.pdf
“Values are built into social software and spread through the networks of people who join. This is why most of these sites are so tech-centric. Because social software is all about the collective, the early values often get reinforced on the entrance page.” https://www.danah.org/papers/BlogTalksReloaded.pdf
honestly though, mastodon instances are run and moderated by real people who care about the network, to the point of often paying their own money out-of-pocket to run their instances.
the *one* time i've had to report a post, my instance admin messaged me directly to let me know the action taken about it.
don't be shy to report. it works here. the rules aren't there just to keep things advertiser-friendly.
welcome to mastodon. don't be a dick. hug your local mods/admins.
Facebook's community standards on sexual solicitation appear to ban saying "I'm gay": https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards/sexual_solicitation This seems worthy of correction, @email@example.com.
Reading your thoughts, if you write them down first.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!