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If you’re new to Micro.blog, we have pins you can earn just for fun and to encourage posting to your blog. There’s a link under Account. Today, unlock a secret pin by mentioning “Halloween” or “pumpkin” anywhere in a microblog post. 🎃

There’s a new update to our photo app Sunlit out with improvements and bug fixes. sunlit.io/

#Pixelfed is working with the app and has its dedicated layout.
If you use the pixelfed.social instance, that will work very soon.
Also new endpoints are coming and I will be there for implementing them asap.

We’re at the point with Micro.blog where anyone considering rolling their own Hugo blog should probably just use Micro.blog hosting. Backed by editable Hugo themes but with a web front-end, posting from native apps, MarsEdit, etc.

Almost shocked that Twitter is banning political ads. Didn’t think they had the guts to make a single hard decision after accidentally building a platform that manipulates and amplifies the worst parts of society, letting the system run unchecked. They should ban more features.

Reacting to the news that Twitter is banning political ads, I’m announcing today that Micro.blog has also banned political ads. And all ads, period. Massive ad-based social networks are unfixable by design. We can do better.

Hey @Gargron you should announce today that Mastodon will now officially not take any political or politics related ads, nor allow politicians to target users data nor let political actors game algorithms on the platforms.

Seems like Jack is getting some good PR play for that. Could work.

cnn.com/2019/10/30/tech/twitte

Welcome to Mastodon! Be sure to check out / use the #introductions hashtag to find fellow newcomers!

A while ago I asked my patrons what features they'd like to see in future Mastodon releases. Now, I'd like to ask you, my followers. I'd like to hear what people outside of GitHub think.

#mastodev

Hey everyone, you're fantastic!

Thanks to you sharing my article about Mastodon and Nazis I earned my first money from the Medium partner program.

Thank you again. ❤️

The "Your Undivided Attention Podcast" is always interesting. The last one I listened to had a fascinating discussion and since they publish the transcript, check out the four main things humans need to be fulfilled (my words):

Search for the word "four":

humanetech.com/wp-content/uplo

Just as addiction isn't caused by the drug, technology itself is not why people are constantly checking their likes on Facebook and Instagram. It's the missing thing in their lives. Makes sense.

Thank you so much @t@twitter.com and @aaronpk@twitter.com for creating #indieweb / @indiewebcamp@twitter.com

Thank you @adactio@twitter.com, I discovered it in your articles a few years ago.

It’s been an honor talking about it and #POSSE at #ParisWeb yesterday:
talks.nicolas-hoizey.com/AXGNM

Now planning to do more than just talk!

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INDIEWEB.SOCIAL is an instance focused on the #Openeb, #Indieweb, #Fediverse, #Mastodon #Selfsovereign #identity (#SSI), #Humanetech and #Calm technologies evolution.