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:
Why I just switched instance on Mastodon
( follow me at https://social.coop/@dajbelshaw )
'#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...'
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.
Twitter to do a Facebook, start following you around the web logging your activity, says the EFF: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/05/new-twitter-policy-abandons-longstanding-privacy-pledge #privacy
"It’s not about working less. It’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."
@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.
Interesting article on Mastodon:
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