I think it's important to understand that a large amount of people use the favourite button basically as a "like" button to give positive feedback to the person posting, which is not the same thing as wanting to save something to find later, which I personally would do for far fewer posts than I fave
BREAKING: a federal judge has ruled that suspicionless searches of travelers’ cell phones, laptops, and other electronic devices when we cross the U.S. border are unconstitutional.
This is an enormous victory for privacy. https://www.eff.org/press/releases/federal-court-rules-suspicionless-searches-travelers-phones-and-laptops
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🍍 You should avoid Google products, because it's a predatory company that is hurting all of us, and may hurt its users specifically and opting out as much as possible is wise
You shouldn't have to avoid Google products; the onus really *should* be on them, and it is totally understandable that not everyone can spend all day learning about privacy violating predatory companies, and how to avoid them
This article about Google's project to store and analyze millions of Americans' health care data confirms my suspicions about the Fitbit acquisition.
Many people who don't care about mass data collection because "I've got nothing to hide" change their tune when it's health care data. #privacy
can anyone recommend a good historical overview of trade guilds / associations throughout #history?
boost appreciated -- because I know there has to be more than one person on here who has or does nerd out on such a topic.
I would like to nerd out with you (though I currently know little to nothing on the subject!)
I'm currently looking for a decentralized #foss alternative to FB for a huge group (10K+ people but only a fraction would move), preferentially on a platform that supports #groups such as #GnuSocial or #Friendica
Do you know instances that might be able to support that additional load? They look generally much smaller than mastodon instances...
Or do you have other recommendations?
I know of course that the best would be to host an instance but I don't think I can do that right now...
Verdict : ne pas utiliser les objets ne sert à rien, il ne faut pas les acheter (les produire)
If you’re new to Mastodon, write a post and tag it #introduction. Add some more hashtags indicating your interest and post it. Then got to the context menu and pin it to your profile. Click on the hashtags and find other people, new people, welcome them and spread the news. In the beginning, hashtags are an important way of finding people to connect to.
I randomly stumbled on #keybase this morning and I was wondering what it was, anybody could give me a gist?
I get that you can use it for groups and managing your identities, but why would you want to gather everything at the same place and more importantly... what's their business model?
World Scientists’ Warning of a #ClimateEmergency
Exactly 40 years ago, scientists from 50 nations met at the First World Climate Conference (Geneva 1979) and agreed that alarming trends for #ClimateChange made it urgently necessary to #act. Since then, similar alarms have been made (1992 Rio Summit, 1997 Kyoto Protocol, 2015 Paris Agreement).
Yet #GreenhouseGas (GHG) emissions are still rapidly rising, with increasingly #damaging effects on the #Earth's #climate.
Started training a bot that tries to analyze and identify hate-speech on Twitter.
A few things became quite apparent after only a few days:
1. There are huge networks of (seemingly) fake accounts that like and retweet each other's posts. Someone is operating this at a _massive_ scale.
2. Reporting and banning fake accounts seems futile. You're fighting a hydra that spawns new accounts quicker than one can report them.
3. I'm feeling sick to my stomach just browsing through the logs.
Generalistic and moderated instance.