The writer Corey Doctorow is now on Mastodon here:
It's a verified account as shown here:
Let's make him welcome 🎉 , he's a long-time campaigner for open standards and copyright reform:
our Sean O'Brien on Facebook and privacy-respecting replacement @Mastodon, with an interview with @Gargron:
I had a recent invasive experience with a browser called Firefox. The default search engine was Google, a surveillance capitalist. So I was being tracked every time I wrote into the address bar. (Apparently, the browser maker receives billions from Google.) Then I saw that third-party cookies were on by default and tracking protection was off. Finally, I realised I'd been sharing data and was enrolled in "studies" with the browser maker.
GitPub (ActivityPub-powered federated Git standard) is producing a first draft : https://github.com/git-federation/gitpub/blob/v0.1.1/SPECIFICATION.md
#OpenStreetMap Mastodon instance.
'Let's ditch twitter for something open, and under our control! No adverts, no analytics, no "algorithmic" promoted tweets. 500 characters! Let's use mapstodon instead!'
All it costs to fulfill the average person's needs for digital services is a $5 per month VPS instance. It's even cheaper if you buy a single board computer and host your services at home.
We've been letting companies steal our personal data and sell it to the highest bidder and destroying democracy in the process all to save what? A coffee a month?
This is one of the worst deals in history.
102% to fund #PeerTube v1.
Y'all are wonderful crazy people: THANK YOU!
Now, we have 12 days left to realize our most crazy dreams for PeerTube: https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/peertube-a-free-and-federated-video-platform/wall#100-vous-venez-de-donner-un-avenir-a-peertube-mais-lequel