Special thanks to @jeannie who is a co-admin here, & who graciously donated the domain name to this effort. Key links:
Our mission & some key voices we recommend everyone follow: https://indieweb.social/about/more
Thanks all, & help us get out the word of this new community!
Got my OpenPGP Key email IDs certified with my European eID through the German AusweisApp2 software made by Governikus - Check out their service here: https://pgp.governikus.de/pgp/index.html
Google embedded a new tracking method called FLoC in Chrome & is turning it on by default.
Consequently, we've enhanced the tracker blocking in our Chrome extension to block FLoC (update pending store approval).
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1380491878513131524
Such a hopeful move for #fediverse as a playground and innovation space for humane technologists.
Just quoted it in a post to the new #SocialHub related Lemmy space I created yesterday:
But here are the original toots: https://mastodon.social/@dansup/105779625029204812
“…the IndieWeb is a toolkit. A collection of ideas, technologies, and services that can help you solve some particularly tricky problems. If you're wanting to get involved in the #IndieWeb, the first question you need to ask is: what problem do I have?” https://theadhocracy.co.uk/wrote/one-year-in-the-indieweb
And running #wordpress for my landing page/cv/work related stuff at my naked domain rmendes.net
Both are far from what I want them to look/feel like but it's a work in progress :)
Corteza is a low code build platform (think building ERP/CRM like things) that is using #ActivityPub to share data between servers.
Improved eye contact
What's Not Included:
Texting your ex-boyfriend
Social media apps
Suspicious browsing history
A working phone
I said before that centralized social networks are currently playing a losing game: there's no way to make all political parties happy.
But a top-down solution which *assumes* gatekeepers will *codify* a losing game for the citizens legislators are *intending* to protect.
We need to make ourselves visible, show a real effort for a system that empowers and delivers agency to our citizens.
Legislators should know that this is a viable path, otherwise they'll write legislation that assumes gatekeepers-only, because gatekeepers is all they know.
This is a good start, but it's not enough. It should be clear from watching the video that most people in congress had never even heard of such a direction before... certainly didn't know this work has been ongoing for over a decade.
There's another way to look at this situation: as my friend Randy Farmer said to me: "Society is interpreting centralization of communication as a pathogen. What we're seeing right now is an immune response."
There's good reason to be concerned about gatekeepers to our communication, so 16 times in 6 pages isn't so surprising.
Yet, we've *built* alternatives to gatekeeping social networks across ActivityPub and other fediverse projects... how many times are those mentioned? Not once.
Technologist, writer, admin of indieweb.social. Fascinated by how new politics impacts technology and vice versa.
INDIEWEB.SOCIAL is an instance focused on the #Openeb, #Indieweb, #Fediverse, #Mastodon #Selfsovereign #identity (#SSI), #Humanetech and #Calm technologies evolution.