Personally, I just want to set a monthly budget to donate to #FreeCulture (possibly on Liberapay, or possibly in each app) and have it split *automatically* based on how much I watch/listen(/read?) each creator.
The most exhaustive list I've so seen so far of all the reasons not to use #Signal if you're looking for a chat app that respects and secures your privacy:
The final vote on the EU #CopyrightDirective directive is this week! Don’t let link taxes and mandatory filters destroy the Internet. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/european-copyright-directive-what-it-and-why-has-it-drawn-more-controversy-any
More than 100.000 people took to the streets in 50 cities in Germany to protest against Uploadfilters and for an updated copyright-regime. It’s incredible, these are the biggest protests for an open internet ever! Stop #artikel13 in the European Parliament!
Ernie’s mistake by Will Burke https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/183396984004/backfromrlyeh-ernies-mistake-by-will-burke
Please #StopUsingMedium. It’s really annoying and makes me not read your content, no matter how good it is. Not specific for this author. This a general statement.
9 years ago this month, Eben Moglen delivered the oration that started it all: "Freedom in the Cloud."
This speech inspired the #FreedomBox project. Part history of the web and part call to action, this speech continues to orient our community today. It's worth revisiting each year.
I find it absurd when people accuse #SciHub of "stealing" from journal publishers. It is the publishers who are stealing, from the scholars who write, peer review and edit the journals without pay, from universities and their libraries who have to pay to so their researchers can publish papers *and* to get access to them, and from the public who fund all this, through public funding, tuition fees and so on.
Something cool I just realized... The name "Mastodon" carries within it the Spanish phrase:
"Mas todo" with the letter "n" at the end.
"mas todo" (or more technically correct "más todo") translates roughly as "more of everything".
"n" at the end of verbs in Spanish signifies something done by multiple people.
Somehow this seems fitting for a social network designed to provide more of everything to many people rather than just a single corporate owner.
Facebook wants up to 30% of fan subscriptions vs Patreon’s 5%
Fuck Facebook. Do not use this
Hey, y'all-- Facebook recently announced they're launching a "Patreon killer" service.
Regardless of your thoughts on Patreon, FB's alternative is TERRIBLE!
⚠️ 30% gross revenue fee
⚠️ Automatic LIFETIME IP rights to ANYTHING you put on the service
even if you quit!
⚠️ FB wants to give discounts and freebies whenever they like, w/o creator approval, and then deduct it from creator revenue
⚠️ FB will also control WHO sees your content and how many views you have
One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!