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Next Wednesday we'll present Open Tech Will Save Us #4, featuring @arcalinea@twitter.com, all-around privacy, P2P and decentralisation fan, who will discuss the decentralized social media ecosystem that they're working on! matrix.org/open-tech-will-save

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It is indeed bizarre that we have so much cw discourse and people retooting and adding cw's when you, yes you, as an active person with agency, can mute words and triggers and people

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tiktok rant 

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Someone said "is that still a thing?" when I announced I was on Mastodon. Is it?
Boost this so we actually get a few votes maybe? How far can it go?

@rysiek There is an admin interface (for the instance) where you can change the default case of the hashtags (it takes whatever it sees first I assume).

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@tek Over breakfast this morning I was just thinking, people you meet on Twitter feel like acquaintances from work, but people you meet on the fedi feel like actual real friends.

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@alex Pretty much, or maybe something more complex like a hash of a couple variables if you wanted to get fancy. If someone got hold of the cookie they could do anything (which is why you'd have an expiry datetime and maybe an extra check if doing something like changing a password).

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This was just shared in IRC and I'm loving it so much. The ending is epic!

youtube.com/watch?v=szdbKz5Cyh

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@feld Regular users can block other users they don't like and users can block entire instances they don't like. Nobody needs you, as an admin, to block other instances in order to not see something themselves. Thus; a demand that _you_ block instances is _always_ a demand from someone who feels entitled to dictate what _other_ people can and can't read and see. Simply ignoring people who demand censorship is a good course of action.

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Thinking about starting a #WebRing would anyone be interested?

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RT @MikeRoyce@twitter.com

I would love to show someone from 1995 this picture and ask them what they think is happening here

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MikeRoyce/status/1

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My post on how does #Mastodon work is very popular, so I decided to take some time out to give it a re-write.

kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

@orbifx @resynth1943 Hey orbifx, think I'm set up now with neil@mckillop.org - do I need to be invited?

@Legomancer Ah, sorry, we usually use IRC to give support/help people with issues after the events. Matrix is like IRC but packaged up in HTTP/JSON. You can still connect to the original channel on IRC instead. Matrix is bridged to that channel so basically people can choose IRC or Matrix to get to the same place. If you want to use Matrix you need either your own client/server or you can create an account on matrix.glasgow.social and join from there.

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A place for communities in and around Glasgow, Scotland.