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Albums! I'll be replying to this post whenever I have new photos to share and creating threads which will hopefully function kind of like albums do in Facebook.

"Below I'll compare the shapes of three networks: Facebook, Mastodon, and Earthstar, and explore how their power dynamics are defined by their shapes."

gwil.garden/posts/where-data-l

It baffles me how anyone could not realize what a monumentally bad idea outsourcing all your computing to "the cloud" is. Shit like "Mighty Browser" should not even fucking exist, and it's a sad commentary on the state of our industry that it does.

Of course, immediately after writing that, I go on a posting spree. :p

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Finding myself posting to Secure Scuttlebutt more often than here, for whatever reason.

"Andy Rubin received countless complaints of sexual harassment, and was known to run a sex ring where he prostituted women who worked for him for other men. This practice was only stopped after employees organised and demanded he be fired. The existing processes are simply unable to hold people accountable if management personally likes them."

progressandclass.surge.sh/post

"Facebook is optimized for engagement, not happiness, and it turns out that automated systems are pretty good at figuring out things that people will get angry about."
- Cory Doctorow in "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism"

"In mobilizing, we may find that what seems a burden turns out to be a blessing. Common struggle holds great riches and satisfaction. Giving—having something to give—is more meaningful than hiding out in fortresses of grievance."

harpers.org/archive/2021/06/pr

Portland's Saturday Market is trying to raise funds in order to stay open.

gofundme.com/f/back-the-saturd

@darius Switched my Mastodon instance over to Hometown last night. Thanks for making it! :)

The right to repair is, IMO, essential. Oregon *had* a right to repair bill in congress this session, but it died in committee. There'll be another one. oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/

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A Mastodon server for friends and family of the admin. Mastodon is a Twitter-like social network composed of small servers communicating with each other, with no one server having access to everyone's private data.

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