"No one is forced to use Facebook" 

I hear that often, but I know of many people who had to create accounts and start to use Facebook for things like classes, community participation, and family communication. It's assumed you have it, and we don't make affordances for those who don't.

Perhaps we're not forced with violence or laws, but we are strongly coercing each other to use it. I never created an account for various reasons, and I have lost touch with people as a result.

The #FediLibrary is now up! Check it out at library.activitypub.dev/ and read some works from the #Fediverse and #ActivityPub community, on community and technical topics!

Making lots of progress on converting lemmy's UI to an isomorphic one this week, which will allow non-js clients, preview thumbnails, and archivability.

#lemmy #activitypub

github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-isom

Funkwhale 1.0 is out 🎉

As usual, the full changelog is available at docs.funkwhale.audio/changelog,. New features include:

- A brand new search page
- It's now possible to launch a scan from the UI
- Themes and language are now persisted accross sessions
- A new plugin system, with a scrobbler plugin that works with Last.fm and MusicBrainz

We're thankful to the contributors to this release, as well as all our supporters, backers and members of the community who have been with us for five years!

We wish you a happy upgrade!

@pioneer

This is wonderfully supported in ActivityPub [the protocol].
This is what the "nameMap", "summaryMap" and "contentMap" properties where made for:
w3.org/TR/activitystreams-core

Redaktor here, we will support it, I can't say what will be published when, only that I'm working hard ;)
socialhub.activitypub.rocks/c/

I would also love to see other clients supporting it.
Respecting that the Internet has more languages than english.

There's a new version for littr.me, the minimalist link aggregator and fedbox, the generic #activitypub service.

This one is mostly about dockerization and having an easy way to deploy everything.

littr.me/~marius/da8d9db4-f2a4

#apconf2020
Following a successful inaugural conference in 2019, we have expanded APConf 2020 to a four day event that will occur entirely on line.
The Q&As and Sessions happen via Big Blue Button.

If you do attend and never used BBB why not watch a short introduction video
bigbluebutton.org/html5/

conf.activitypub.rocks

Please add ideas, sessions and hackathon proposals to the forum
socialhub.activitypub.rocks

#activitypub #conference #2020 #event

I'm looking to upload a number of videos to a Peertube instance, especially some about Spritely. Eventually I might host my own thing but right now I'm overloaded.

Not sure really which to join; Fidonet's looks like it might be nice?

Why is it that the "frightening AI" news stories these days seem to be about AI that's frighteningly bad, rather than AI that's frighteningly good?

theverge.com/2020/9/2/21419012

I kind of want a way to share 10-15 sec looping videos without quality loss right from iOS. I don't want any social features, nothing, just something that would allow me to send an impression of a moment to a friend...

Hey, tooters, been a long time.

I've seen a lot of activity around mastodon.el recently. I've been unable to keep up with it and would like to know if you're interested in contributing.

github.com/jdenen/mastodon.el/

#emacs

"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"

Great post!

daringfireball.net/2020/09/onl

Got my first salary since I joined @plausible as a co-founder. I can now say that I'm paying my rent with an open source project. Feels good and hopefully we can continue the progress.

plausible.io/blog/open-source-

Anyone familiar with #mollie as a EU-based payment processor, and possible alternative to #stripe?

mollie.com/en

The Social Dilemma is a great documentary. Will hopefully spread awareness about the issues with social media and surveillance capitalism.

Too bad that the official site has an illegal GDPR implementation with a dark pattern to accept Google tracking.

thesocialdilemma.com

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