Thanks to each of you, the fundraising counter for Mobilizon reached 58,689€, which is 8,689€ more than the third milestone! We would like to thank you all warmly for your support for this ambitious project. :-) https://joinmobilizon.org/en/news#19-07-10
Some were asking whether there is a Fediverse alternative to Facebook Events/Groups.
There is one on the way!
It's called Mobilizon, and it had a successful crowdfunding to cover development costs. The beta version is due out in October.
It will be free, open and federate with ActivityPub.
You can follow it on here:
The website is here:
You can follow and help development here:
#5yrsago Teacher who defended Little Brother against principal will keep her job! https://boingboing.net/2014/08/20/teacher-who-defended-little-br.html
"where the ingredients for training an #AI system come together with #limitedvisibility to all parties involved. Patients upload pictures of their medical data—say, an #eyescan—and medical researchers submit the AI systems they need data to train. That’s all stored on Oasis’s #blockchain-based platform, which encrypts and #anonymizes the data. Because all the computations happen within that black box, the researchers never see the data they’re using."
"There’s a tendency right now to make every single thing about Donald #Trump, but if you don’t see the dotted line connecting the president to a wave of #men who feel thwarted and besieged and sentenced to an endless apology tour, then you’re not paying attention. Lots of these panicked men, as it happens, despise Trump every bit as much as they love #JoeRogan. In 2019, men feeling thwarted and besieged is a #bipartisan experience."
"Most of the great challenges we face can be expressed as failures of #trust. #Weaponization of information through bots, fake news, and recommendation #algorithms (plus good old-fashioned propaganda) undermines any #consensus about the very nature of #truth. Trust is the glue that binds communities and societies toward a common purpose; without it, we are adrift."
"what once could have been resolved in a few minutes on the phone now takes a dozen back-and-forth messages to sort out.
Bellingcat did a deep dive into those creepy / laughably fake Amazon fulfilment centre ambassador accounts over on Birdsite
"#Quanah recognized that the #peyote #religion needed to accommodate itself within the #Protestant culture. He framed the #TipiCeremony, not as a rival of the prayer meeting, but a complement to them. He resisted #Christian conversion to the end, but he spoke its language fluently, and he presented #peyote as a distinctively #Indian expression of the same higher truth.
'the White man goes into his church house and talks about Jesus, but the Indian goes into his #tipi and talks to #Jesus.'”
The #Trunk is several lists of people who post about a topic here on the fediverse. It's a good way for new people to get started by finding people who share their interest.
And now there's a list for OpenStreetMap folk! 🙂 If you toot a lot about #OSM and would like to help new people, request to be added to the list. Or use it to find other OSMers to follow.
Here is this - i compiled this from a list that various #FediAdmins had been sharing.
It is as complete a list as I can compile of the confirmed, affiliated, and possible #Gab instances, includes notes, and everything you can do in Google Sheets, but it is not that. It is CryptPad Sheets.
You will need to login to Cryptpad to view, and later I can send edit links to trusted allies. I included a screen cap for those not wanting to login, even to a system as secure as Cryptpad.
Also: this is very much a first draft, and is very directly focused on Gab, and Gab organized instances. A start. See what you think. Open to improvements.
Another more secure link to allow for group edits to come.
"Carrie Lam poked the hornet’s nest by forcing #HongKong to be more like China. The city was not broken, but they tried to fix it; and, in fixing it, they have broken it. Now, they have been stung.
They have single-handedly changed a naive community into a city of highly informed political #activists; radicalising some. The results are diametrically opposed to Beijing’s wishes. That’s a rare (mis)accomplishment in the world of politics."
Boss #Algorithm masks inhumane management:
“Just as there's no co-worker or manager to turn to with concerns, there's no recourse when the algorithm deactivates your account — or, to put it into more human terms, fires you.”
"#YouTube’s #recommendation system is engineered to maximize watchtime, among other factors, the company says, but not to favor any political ideology.
The system now drives 70% of total time on the platform. As viewership skyrockets globally, YouTube is bringing in over $1 billion a month, some analysts believe."
“We've identified the 50 most important machines that we think it takes for modern life to exist...then we set out to create an #opensource, #DIY, do it yourself version that anyone can build and maintain at a fraction of the cost.”
Using wikis and #digitalfabrication tools, TED Fellow #MarcinJakubowski is allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. An instruction set for an entire self-sustaining village (starting cost: $10,000).
"After years of working without employment protections or benefits, #California #gigeconomy workers were recently reclassified as employees by the California Supreme Court. This incredible shift has led to a moment where gig economy companies must rethink their model. The #CooperativePlatform Economy Act takes advantage of this opportunity to propose a vision where #gigworkers own and govern their workplaces."
"Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before #surveillancecapitalism, there was #RSS: Really Simple #Syndication.
For those of you born into the siloed world of the centralised web, RSS is an ancient technology from Web 1.0" @aral
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’