"Pues bien, el consumo de #Ayahuasca—u otras plantas—por las distintas #tradicioneschamánicas y por los grupos de personas de otros lugares del mundo favorece la pertenencia a la #comunidad, sentirse parte del grupo y útil a él, a tener una #familia y amistades con las compartir la vida. Prueba de ello, nada más hay que observar cómo viven las tribus de la conca #amazónica que usan estos rituales. Saben quiénes son, donde están y para qué están, y con quién están."
"We make, we break, you fix.
#Tech’s ploy to assuage its growing chorus of detractors has been to beg for forgiveness over and over for making a mess, promise to follow laws once someone else figures out a way to manage the madness, and then hire an army of lobbyists to make sure those rules are not too onerous."
"most #BigTech giants have an #adversarialinteroperability story:
#Facebook grew by making a tool that let its users stay in touch with #MySpace users;
#Google products from search to #Docs and beyond depend on adversarial interoperability layers;
#Amazon's cloud is full of virtual machines pretending to be discrete CPUs, #impersonating real computers so well that the programs running within them have no idea that they're trapped in the #Matrix."
"A proposta restringiu as possibilidades de #plantio para fabricantes e instituições de #pesquisa. Incluiu controles rigorosos para a produção e não abriu a possibilidade de #cultivo para consumo medicinal próprio, o que acontece em outras jurisdições."
Last week, Mastodon adopted a beginner-friendly default interface 👍
So, maybe this would be a good time to spread the word about Mastodon to a wider audience?
If you're on Facebook/Twitter, you could do a little post about Masto with a link to https://joinmastodon.org ? And a link to a good instance running 2.9 or above?
(Also, I think some people were doing Mastodon posters?)
If people hear about Mastodon from many different sources, they are more likely to try it.
When Google discourages people from visiting other websites, we’re not only losing a more diverse internet experience, we’re losing #context."
#Libra #currency "could prove useful even if it flops, for it offers a blueprint for how #Facebook itself could one day be governed…
An equivalent Association could be composed of representatives of users, advertisers, data-protection authorities and so on. Their job could be to oversee the #socialgraph, another database, which lists all of Facebook’s users and the links between them—and to guarantee that Facebook users can post to another #socialnetwork and vice versa."
Do you enjoy following someone's own posts, but they boost a lot of stuff you don't care about?
Did you know you can just mute their boosts without muting their posts?
1. Go to their profile page
2. Click on the menu button (the three dots in a column)
3. Click on "Hide boosts from..."
(Note: this only works with Mastodon accounts.)
"modern #FarRight have transitioned to paying a lot of attention to cultural spaces and to knowledge-producing institutions" Cynthia Miller-Idriss said.
Her book 'The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right #YouthCulture in Germany' (2018), looks at the intersection between mass fashion and music culture and a more socially integrated far-right scene that is no longer marked by shaved heads/bomber jackets and that actively renounces #neoNazi associations"
#Buchanan’s #economicdiagnosis was that students at #publicuniversities were effectively parasitical on the public purse that subsidized the institutions. Only market-rate tuition would cultivate the correct relationship to #education."
"This community-oriented nature is at the heart of #AO3's [#Archive Of Our Own] success—it was created by #fans who got tired of the capricious takedown policies of #forprofit #fanfiction #hostingsites and decided to buy their own servers, teach themselves how to code, and create a site that was exactly what they wanted, including an incredibly functional #taggingsystem that runs rings around both professional databases and billion-dollar social platforms."
"Because of the importance but also complexity of these issues for those outside of #Brazil, we created a video explaining what this #VazaJato archive is about and why the consequences of our reporting are so significant not only for Brazil but for the entire democratic world.
…the improprieties revealed have cast serious doubt on the validity of numerous guilty verdicts issued by Judge #Moro, including the conviction and imprisonment of former president #Lula da Silva"
"Can't wait for a #cryptocurrency with the #ethics of #Uber, the censorship resistance of #Paypal, and the centralization of #Visa, all tied together under the proven #privacy of #Facebook." @SarahJamieLewis@twitter.com
#Research "measured the political composition of more than 200,000 of these #Wikipedia's editing communities, assessing to what extent the editors were split between #conservative and #liberal ideologies.
They found that when an editing community is politically #polarized, the depth and accuracy of the information significantly improves, and inversely, as #editingcommunities become ideologically homogeneous, the quality of the page dramatically declines."
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.)
"Morehshin Allahyari has been capturing the imagination of #art lovers the world over since her Material Speculation: #ISIS series from 2015-16 propelled her into the spotlight. For that project, she recreated objects destroyed by the ISIS terrorist organization in Iraq.
#3Dprinting them in a beautiful translucent material that revealed a USB — filled with the related data — buried deep inside the new works."
"it’s not every day that a reading of the facts dismissed as #conspiracytheory by so many sensible establishment voices is ratified by extensive documentation. In publishing this series of articles, #TheIntercept is injecting itself directly into ongoing debates around #fakenews, the role of the press, and the use of hacked or anonymously leaked information in #investigativejournalism."
The Conspiracy to Discredit Brazil's Left - The New Republic
"#PsychedelicTherapy, applied as #solutions to #individual psychological problems rather than broader #social conditions, risks simply feeding into the self-improvement logic that increasingly underscores #capitalist #subjectivity, and that has already shown a remarkable capacity to absorb, defang, and redirect potentially transformative practices like #yoga and #mindfulness #meditation."
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’