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We've got a podcast! Across six episodes, we dive deep into six problems plaguing the modern Internet, and ways that we can dig ourselves out. You can find episodes of How to Fix the Internet here, and everywhere you get podcasts. eff.org/how-to-fix-the-interne t.co/2hOJbevkJm

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As a "bitcoiner", obviously the federation model of mastodon / fediverse is nowhere near as secure and private as a truly uncensorable model like bitcoin, however it's the needed step from completely centralized services like twitter, that when users can make the UI jump and understanding, upgrades and further improvements will be much easier. We should all encourage friends, followers, to understand and shift away from the centralized model, as that path leads towards loss of freedoms.

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If you're using Mastodon on a computer, did you know you can control it entirely through your keyboard?

✅ Press "?" to see the complete list of keyboard shortcuts on Mastodon

(You can also bring this up by clicking on "Hotkeys" in the bottom left corner.)

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #KeyboardShortcuts

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@nsartor there has been a lot of conversation about it as due to #whatsapp changing their privacy policy a lot of people are moving to #signal or #telegram and a lot of us here on #fediverse think they should be choosing self hosted #XMPP or #matrix with the conclusion that #XMPP is the lighter option to self host

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What saddens me a little is that I always just go straight to github if I want to learn more about a project, assuming they're on there.

What saddens me most is that my assumption is always correct.

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@jwildeboer When I say use #Matrix I mean all of you at once! 😃 There's enough space for everyone in the decentralized network,but probably not in Amazons datacenter 🤣

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I'm considering muting the words Signal and Telegram. It just makes me sad to see all the people go from one centralized non-free place to another centralized non-free place, while they're thinking it's a good thing.

Trying to explain and educate them about ethical options, feels as fruitless as emptying the ocean with a spoon.

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Signal is down!

Quick, prepare your "Join Matrix" speech! 🤯

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network construction, uspol adjacent, hyperbrief commentary 

Briefly:
- Make game rules you can survive when it isn't "your turn"
- The alt-right already joined the fediverse and then left conf.tube/videos/watch/d8c8ed6
- Centralized social networks are playing a game nobody can win politically
- But the fediverse's present anti-abuse tooling probably won't scale to a larger incursion
- A better path forward: gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/bl

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@janssens_bart @Gargron As a state actor, #Trump has no place on #Twitter in the 1st place. Nor does #Biden or any other politician. We expect politicians to serve *the public*, not members of an exclusive walled garden that's centrally controlled by a private corporation who controls who among the /public/ may communicate to their representatives in /public/ office.

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I don't really like Signal. I don't like Telegram either. Wire is acceptable, but also clunky. It kinda sucks that people have to basically choose and commit to one app with all of their contacts now, if IM apps were federated like e-mail and Mastodon you could just keep talking to your friends from wherever.

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@techware Actually #Signal is an example of a svc to avoid. See github.com/privacytoolsIO/priv It's impractical & tedious to avoid AWS sites for every news article, but when deciding on a regular service like Signal & Github, it makes sense to hold AWS against them. AWS should be a factor when comparing Signal is #Jami.

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@yarmo @Matter @neil @gogor People are even showing friction to Signal and Telegram. Most of my friends have only used WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram as means of communication throughout their online life. Getting them to Matrix is even harder with the kinds of excuses they make for even Telegram and Signal.

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@Matter @neil @gogor yes, i agree, but!

1- people who get the wrong first impression outside whatsapp will show more friction later

2- showing a first move can also incite them to explore more.

There's no one solution. Adapt to "target" :)

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#Welcome to the #Fediverse / to #Mastodon

Here is my article on Mastodon and Fediverse for Beginners:

write.privacytools.io/bwbjyxib

Hier gibts eine Deutsche Version:

write.privacytools.io/xwkeklsa

#MastoGuide #FediGuide #MastoTips #FediTips

Feel free to spread, copy, adapt, translate, ... under #CCSA (Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike).
Also please spread this outside of the Fediverse.
But #boosts are also always appreciated.

#boost #BoostsWelcome

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