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Thanks to @Thib support for #XMPP URIs got merged into mastodon a few days ago. This should make linking to external discussion channels and moving a conversation to a E2E encrypted chat a bit easier on the fediverse:
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Next week during #transmediale @liaizon @lidia_p @320x200 and me are hosting a few workshops to introduce people to the fediverse.

"Welcome to the Federation" is a workshop and Q&A session for people new to or already part of the #Fediverse. We will cover concepts such as the server-client model; on-line federation; discussions of different servers and communities; and last but not least allow those new to the idea to sign up on the Fediverse. The workshops also deal with how to run or join a Fediverse community, the challenges of federated social networking, and the wider impact the Fediverse has on free software production and its culture. The workshops are meant to be informal and semi-structured to allow for different levels of engagement and experience from the participants, but will nonetheless offer a high level of understanding."

2020.transmediale.de/content/w

New essay: Seven theses on the Fediverse and the becoming of FLOSS

Recently, @rra and I have been working on an essay highlighting questions about the #Fediverse and how these are getting entangled with #FLOSS practices. From software production to structure and governance within alternative social media, online communities and politics.

The text follows a multi theses model, to map the different things we've been looking at and publish the current state of our research.

It is the closing chapter of a new publication from INC/Transmediale (networkcultures.org/blog/publi)

PDF of the text: monoskop.org/images/c/cc/Manso

Feedback welcome. We're planning to publish an online version with more references!

" claims to be asking some tough questions, but it has not sent a formal cease-and-desist. Maybe 's just sad he didn't think of this first.
Maybe it has to do with 's investment in Clearview and his position at Facebook."

techdirt.com/articles/20200210

"Most traditional have done little to preserve materials.
We need libraries of digital materials, tools to use these libraries, and ways to protect them, fund them and integrate them into schools and our lives more generally. This way we can remember, think, and build on the past.
Let鈥檚 build that world鈥 of preservation and access, of reflection and critique, so that our histories can rely on immutable evidence."

v. @craigmaloney

blog.archive.org/2019/12/30/li

" has licensed its face systems to over 600 law enforcement agencies ranging from the FBI and the DHS to local police departments."

NO, you don't have a 1st Amendment right to my Face鈥 repurposing for profit without authorization.

gizmodo.com/ceo-of-creepy-face

"@ethanz tells us about the proposal for a digital advertising tax. If the US taxed 1% of the revenue of big tech , that would generate $661 million a year. What could that tax support?鈥 media like & "

citizensandtech.org/2020/02/ca

" like Facebook, Google, and Amazon should be viewed as essential infrastructure and regulated as public utilities.

This regulatory approach is a critical complement to the antimonopoly tools in the context of tech platforms."

knightcolumbia.org/content/fro

is a app designed to be the home of all your thoughts and outputs, and I am obsessed with it. The real innovation and unique thing about roam is the feature called

"removes all the decision making about where to put things that you frequently run into with Evernote, Notion鈥hen everything can be everywhere, you don鈥檛 have to worry about the filing structure. You just keep adding links."

nateliason.com/blog/roam

is a app designed to be the home of all your thoughts and outputs, and I am obsessed with it. The real innovation and unique thing about roam is the feature called

"removes all the decision making about where to put things that you frequently run into with Evernote, Notion鈥hen everything can be everywhere, you don鈥檛 have to worry about the filing structure. You just keep adding links."

nateliason.com/blog/roam

" hijacked the digital medium鈥 American lawmakers have been reluctant [to act]. One reason is an unwritten policy of forged after the 9/11鈥攖he shift from online to 鈥渢otal information awareness".
nytimes.com/2020/01/24/opinion

"Rather than simply assuming that economic rents are all the same, economic should be trying to understand how allocate among consumers, suppliers, and the platform itself. While some allocations may reflect real competition, others are being driven by value rather than ."

project-syndicate.org/commenta

"the idea that a deliberate piece of that doesn鈥檛 purport to be a factual retelling of the story is frustrating so many people suggests that it鈥檚 pressing the right buttons.

Ultimately, it doesn鈥檛 matter if the of the Bible was gay or straight, because he didn鈥檛 exist. So we may as well be arguing about whether Pikachu is left-handed."

friendlyatheist.patheos.com/20

Jamming with Shirley 鈥 shares his artistic collaboration with a , opening up the mysterious world of .
Thats in a deep sense, a mentality where is not opposed to , and it's .
vimeo.com/354632001

" drugs have been exiled to the fringes of , dismissed as recreational drugs with limited potential. That changed with the therapy status granted last year to , the active compound found in magic mushrooms, for its ability to reverse treatment-resistant . In our latest interview series, we discuss the potential of to revolutionize clinical with thought leaders in the field."

technologynetworks.com/neurosc

"H谩 uma personifica莽茫o do 鈥 茅 a menina com defici锚ncia que se torna o alvo de quem ignora a . O mesmo ocorre com defensores de causas , ou de 鈥攕茫o pessoas amea莽adas por ousarem desafiar a normalidade de uma ordem pol铆tica desigual. O cancelamento dos mensageiros da democracia 茅 uma das caracter铆sticas do esvaziamento do pol铆tico pelo 贸dio e um forte sinal das pol铆ticas de banalidade do mal."

brasil.elpais.com/opiniao/2019

"We need today an international cycle of struggles with the intelligence to investigate the structures of the ruling global order. Sometimes, after all, the theoretical work done in teaches us more than that written in libraries. Reversing their invisibility is the first step toward being able to challenge and eventually overthrow the structures of ."

MICHAEL HARDT & ANTONIO NEGRI
"EMPIRE, TWENTY YEARS ON"

newleftreview.org/issues/II120

I think Twitter adopting ActivityPub would be a good thing and a victory for the web. Twitter's current lock-in on its users is its strength, and weaking that lock-in by embracing decentralization would remove essentially all network effects-based obstacles to people moving away from it and spreading out in the fediverse.

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Ecologia Digital

Mastodon da Ecologia Digital.

Construindo o ambiente digital p煤blico ~ comum ~, em prol de um 鈥榤ovimento ambiental para a rede [Internet]鈥 -> #ecodigital

"Tal como o meio-ambiente, o dom铆nio p煤blico (ou comum) precisa ser 'inventado' antes de ser salvo." - James Boyle, criador do 鈥ambientalismo para a rede