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- There is an Atom/RSS feed of your public 🌎 and unlisted 🔓 toots! You can find it at <your profile URL>.atom. Using IFTTT, you can archive these toots in a text file on Dropbox. Especially helpful for searching your own toots.

- @crossposter lets you selectively crosspost/not crosspost based on words or symbols. For example, all my toots with 🐘 in them are for Mastodon only! I previously had it set so only toots with 🔁 were crossposted to Twitter.

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♲ @jpmens@mastodon.social: “ WhatsApp will be forced to share users’ encrypted messages with British police under a new treaty between the two countries” #slowClap

www.bloomberg.com/news/article…

RT @netblocks@twitter.com
⚠️ Alert: Internet shut down across most of #Iraq as of 00:00 5 November with loss of life reported as protests intensify; national connectivity down to 19% of ordinary levels; incident ongoing #iraq_protests #KeepItOn 📉

netblocks.org/reports/iraq-shu

Thanks to everyone who tuned into the Organized Chaos Halloween special. 👍 If you missed it or want to relive the madness you can check out the track list and the archive.

organizedchaos.cc/blog/Organiz

My nomination for the worst user interface ever: #gnupg

I don't know even where to start

@Ahuka @craigmaloney @matt @elplatt

Fediverse servers come with the textbook emojis.

An instance operator can add their own custom emoji, called emojos. A bsd.network op creates the flan for us.

People can pick both from a menu, or use short codes of colon-name-colon.

If you see emojos you like on another server, you can ask your instance admin to add them.

emojos.in/ shows all of an instance's emojo.

@gemlog
No doubt that the style of writing I am used to from my professional life involves a fair amount of "hedging" type words.

Yes, you and I have known each other for long enough that I think we understand that we pretty well agree with one another on this topic. I certainly don't take any exception/offense to our conversation.

I'm excited about all of the great technologies available in the Fediverse and look forward to many years of greatness to come! 😀

@gemlog
I absolutely believe what I am saying. To be clear, I'm advocating for the idea that "the best solution to a bad idea is to formulate a better idea". I believe that the Fediverse is a better idea than commercial social networks, for the reasons you and I have been discussing.

I agree that commercial social networks affect politics and society. Short of voting and not participating, I'm not sure of ways of making a change. I am trying to be the change I want to see in the world.

@gemlog
It's possibly true (maybe even probably true) that the commercial social networks benefit from Vendetta style discussions, and so have a corresponding self interest in them happening.

I guess for my part I'm trying to think of the world with a positive spin: be pro Fediverse and simply ignore commercial social networks and let them land where they may over the long term.

@gemlog
I'm not sure that the Discussions vs. Vendettas is due directly to the fact that discussions take place within the Fediverse. Rather, I tend to believe that the people who value free speech and who are attracted to the style of communication in the Fediverse are more inclined to participate in Discussions.

I know that for my part, that's the huge appeal of the Fediverse.

@smj @snowdusk_
It was indeed a great return to aNONradio and I was lucky enough to be online to hear it live. I’m looking forward to more! 👍 🎵

The European Lisp Symposium for 2020 has been announced: April 27th - 28th, Zürich, Switzerland
european-lisp-symposium.org/20

Hope to see you there! #lisp

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