"Instead of enshrining Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft as the Internet’s permanent overlords and then striving to make them as benign as possible, we can fix the Internet by making Big Tech less central to its future."

Mastodon doesn't have a direct system to verify users' identities.

However, if you own a website you can verify your identity as its owner 👍

1. Go to Preferences > Profile > Appearance

2. Scroll down to "Verification", copy the code and paste it onto the front page of your website

3. Add your website to "Profile Metadata"

4. Click "Save Changes"

That's it!

Your website address should now be verified in green on your profile 🎉

Previous #MastoTips:

Software criado com dinheiro público deve ser Software Livre!

Defendemos regulamentação que obrigue software financiado com dinheiro público seja distribuído para todos sob uma licença de Software Livre. Dinheiro público, código público.


Woo! As you may have seen from that previous boost, Mastodon 2.9 is now out, featuring a new single column interface:


This is, IMHO, a huge step forward for getting non-technical people onto Mastodon 👍

Instead of the Tweetdeck-style interface, there's now a default single-column timeline which is much less scary.

(The multicolumn original is still an option in Settings, and those who currently use multicolumn will continue to see it by default.)

#Mastodon #Fediverse

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"One exciting possibility is to create an absolute legal defence for companies that make products that plug into the dominant companies' offerings. This interoperability defence would have to shield digital toolsmiths from all manner of claims: tortious interference, bypassing copyright locks, patent infringement and, of course, violating terms of service."

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A few weeks ago I had the honour of taking part in the course New Advances in Open & Digital Government, lectured by Prof. Marijn Janssen of TU Delft. @HMarijn@twitter.com
Here I share some of my notes:

Há poucas semanas tive a honra de participar do curso Novos Avanços em Governo Aberto e Digital, ministrado pelo Prof. Marijn Janssen da TU Delft. @HMarijn@twitter.com
Compartilho aqui algumas das minhas anotações:

"The forces causing centralization have been a moving target: every time a threat had been addressed, an even bigger one superseded it.

1st wave of centralization resulted as collateral damage from the browser war of the 90s. While were quarreling to become the default application, engines raced to become the main entry point. Then builds an even more powerful way of collecting/ marketing ."

Could bringing back personal websites and the of the 90's be the answer to current day social media polarization? Charlie Owen @sonniesedge builds a compelling argument in favor of that idea. sonniesedge.net/posts/webrings

RT @ousfourita@twitter.com

Crucial point by @UNICEF@twitter.com rep here at the #AIforGood Summit's Track 3 - legal identity should not be conflated with digital identity, and doing so is dangerous. This is something we at @accessnow@twitter.com pointed out over a year ago in our paper: accessnow.org/cms/assets/uploa

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ousfourita/status/

" are the backbone of the of creators. Even after all those years, they remain a vital part of what makes the web the most remarkable and open medium to date. We shouldn’t take this for granted, though. If we don’t pay enough attention and care about the enough, we might lose this valuable asset. So let us protect the as a source of inspiration, diversity, creativity, and ."


I love how statistics are gaining layers and layers of information with this trend

RT @FariaLimaElevat@twitter.com

A história de todos os fundos de investimentos, desde os anos 2000, ao som de Paulinho da Viola.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/FariaLimaElevat/st

RT @cesifoti@twitter.com

Using A.I. to Make Data Visualizations. In this new paper by @kevinzenghu@twitter.com et al., published this week in CHI, we develop a machine learning algorithm that makes the design decisions needed to visualize data. You can check the paper, data, & code, at: vizml.media.mit.edu/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/cesifoti/status/11

O sistema promete usar criptografia homomórfica para que seja verificável pelo eleitor, usando uma ferramenta livre baseada em uma especificação aberta, se o seu voto foi computado nos resultados, protegendo o sistema conta fraudes de quaisquer partes.



A Microsoft, a Columbia University e a Galois anunciaram esta semana uma parceria para construir um sistema de código aberto para segurança e auditabilidade em eleições chamado ElectionGuard.



RT @wef@twitter.com

Why we need both science and humanities for a Fourth Industrial Revolution education wef.ch/2xAIvxX #4ir #wefimpact #sdi18 #sdgs

🐦🔗: twitter.com/wef/status/1123954

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Ecologia Digital

Mastodon da Ecologia Digital.

Construindo o ambiente digital público ~ comum ~, em prol de um ‘movimento ambiental para a rede [Internet]” -> #ecodigital

"Tal como o meio-ambiente, o domínio público (ou comum) precisa ser 'inventado' antes de ser salvo." - James Boyle, criador do ‘ambientalismo para a rede