@nigeldgreen @clhendricksbc @TheWayneGibbons That look people give you when you say you're not on there! There should be a name for that.

@clhendricksbc @nigeldgreen @TheWayneGibbons I've already used the phrase, but I'm going to collate the best reasons I've come across for not using it under the title 'Friends don't let friends use Facebook'

Trump administration launches tough new social media vetting for US visa applicants bit.ly/2rM3rAL #tnw

I've only had time to scan this article from Chris Dixon about what 'tokens' built on blockchain technologies means for the Open movement, but look forward to reading in more detail and following links later:

medium.com/@cdixon/crypto-toke

Friends! I've decided to join the instance at social.coop

Follow me at my new home: social.coop/@dajbelshaw

I'm donating monthly to keep the lights on: opencollective.com/socialcoop

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'#Blockstack, a blockchain startup, has released a decentralized browser to make an internet that would be free from dependence on large organizations and key players. The makers of Blockstack browser have called it the Netscape of the decentralized internet for running and making apps. A developer release of Blockstack browser is available, and a user version will arrive in six months...'

Article: fossbytes.com/blockstack-brows

Info: blockstack.org/

Thinking about it, I like that the Mastodon equivalent for retweets is called "boosts" instead. Unlike "retweet" or "reblog", which centres your action in placing other people's stuff on your timeline, the action is more about increasing the range of the original toot (or jinx or awoo or w/e). The focus, I think, is more on them.

Besides, there are different words for "toot" on different instances, not to mention "retoot" being awkward as hell to say.

Love this article: collaborativefund.com/blog/the

"Itโ€™s not about working less. Itโ€™s the opposite: A lot of knowledge jobs basically never stop, and without structuring time to think and be curious you wind up less efficient during the hours that are devoted to sitting at your desk cranking out work."

@clhendricksbc @TheWayneGibbons That is pretty ridiculous. I push back at it wherever I can - most recently in the Executive Committee meeting for the local Scouts where they wanted to abandon their website in favour of a Facebook page. ๐Ÿ˜’

@TheWayneGibbons The irony is that the more we think like that, the more entrenched they become. We don't *need* Facebook (I no longer have an account) but society acts as if we do.

Sunny. I'm so dosed up on hayfever meds I want to go back to bed.

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