I have to confes that I am lost between #activitypub, #matrix, #xmpp etc, not to mention irc and all the proprietary platforms, before we dig into the specializations (text, video, audio etc) or the deeper #decentralization stuff like #dat and #ipfs
I think I could use an updated "internet for dummies" kind of review
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As I'm doing research around mesh-networking, I'm thrilled with its possibilities for fostering community & undercutting monopolistic ISPs. Decentralized technologies are so cool! However, I have a hard time convincing my folks IRL about this (I had to launch a whole campaign to just get them to join Signal!). Then it occurred to me: WE NEED A BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE ABOUT DECENTRALIZING THE WEB. A Matrix or Hackers for our brave new world.
Software engineers are indoctrinated to believe: "People only hate ads when they aren't relevant." This doctrine has led to over 20 years of mass data collection. It's a lie, and if more engineers dared to question it, we'd get a lot further on #privacy.
Great thread from a Mozilla dev on Google’s culture of “oops.” Where changes that harm competitors and boost Google’s business goals are always ‘accidents’. https://twitter.com/johnath/status/1116871238922776576?s=21
When I tell people in tech that the company they work for has too much power, they often protest that they would never abuse that power.
It's important to remember that organizations often act contrary to the sincerely held beliefs of every single one of their members. https://twitter.com/johnath/status/1116871243301625856
"The media, with a few exceptions, is actively hostile. Even when broadcasters cover these issues, they carefully avoid any mention of power, talking about environmental collapse as if it is driven by mysterious, passive forces, and proposing microscopic fixes for vast structural problems."
You do not mention power dynamics in the mainstream media. Period. Capitalism MUST be presented as a natural, inescapable force that cannot be stopped.
Using the Mac IIsi to connect to the Decserver 200MC, then to a LAT service on a Raspberry Pi, then out over telnet / tcp/ip to a BBS to post about it.
> A cult of personality arises when a country's regime – or, more rarely, an individual politician – uses the techniques of mass media, propaganda, the big lie, spectacle, the arts, patriotism, and government-organized demonstrations and rallies to create an idealized, heroic, and worshipful image of a leader, often through unquestioning flattery and praise.
" GPG: Strong Keys, Rotation, and Keybase"
Great post by @sungo that makes key management less mysterious and confusing
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." — H. L. Mencken
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.