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Introducing - a bespoke guide to the fediverse!

Some highlights include

⚡ People Directory - opt-in directory of people based on topics

⚡ Projects list

⚡ Mobile Apps list

We're working to improve our FAQ section and add additional projects! #fediverse #activitypub #fediverseInfo

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"...the less you know about something, the less value it has to you, and the easier it is to destroy. And by easy, I mean: guiltlessly, remorselessly, foolishly, even righteously."

#ClimateChange #AmazonRainforest #indigenous

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Some Fediverse alternatives to "big tech" social media:

Twitter ➡️ @Mastodon

Instagram ➡️ @pixelfed

YouTube ➡️ @peertube

Twitch ➡️ @owncast

Goodreads ➡️ @bookwyrm

Facebook Groups ➡️ @mobilizon

Medium ➡️ @writefreely

You don't need an account on all of these in order to interact with them.

Because they all use the ActivityPub open protocol, you can (for example) use a Mastodon account to follow someone on PixelFed or vice versa. That's why they are collectively known as the Fediverse, because they federate together at a technical level.

Also, this is an incomplete list, there are many other Fedi projects out there such as @funkwhale or @inventaire that are not direct alternatives but are their own thing.

#FediTips #Fediverse #Fedi #ActivityPub

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Yes, People Are Now Trading and Investing in Water as a Commodity:

> Its advocates claim that futures water trading could better align water supply and demand in the face of growing scarcity.

Fuck this with a 🌵.

Access to basic life-sustaining necessities is a human right, not something that should be bought and sold.

This includes water, food, shelter, healthcare, time to rest, and many other things that capitalism insists on making into "products".

How is this not obvious?

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And yet bringing up the possibility of future problems at the start is inevitably met with comments along the lines of "oh, technology is neutral (aka guns don't kill people), so it's just what we choose to use it for" which completely ignores specific technologies alignment with financial and power structures which all but guarantee more harm than good, eg facial recognition / chemical weapons vs something like the GPL.

Technology does not exist in a cultural/political/financial vacuum.

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Shall we play a game? Tune in every Saturday at 0200 UTC for Vintage COMP! on to talk about Vintage Computing. Join the conversation on (929)299-1269

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#OtD 1 Apr 1982 oil company Exxon made a private report on CO2. It showed that burning fossil fuels would cause global warming which may be irreversible and could be detectable by 1995. They then spent $31m to spread false propaganda claiming the opposite

Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko