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I hope people understand that when we talk about censorship we are thinking of different things. While some may think erotic stuff or swear words got censored is annoying, other may get sentenced to 3 years in prison just because they logged on Twitter and reposted only. Whoever trying to use that “all lives got censored/ some westerners too” rubbish to tell me something they think they know so well can f*cough.

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The other day I saw a poll asking “what made you stay at mastodon”. Choices were like “my friends are here”, “dunno, I just stayed”, or some specific good aspects of this place. That was rather ironic as my reason which is also most Chinese users’ reason, is not listed. To this English speaking world, it’s beyond imagination for many that people tooting in Mandarin would most likely call themselves “cyber refugee”. Because we had nowhere to go. Because everywhere was censored and we had to flee.

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To be honest, I was first thinking about this from a social media perspective.

But wow! Women really need this RED BUTTON all the time everywhere, online and in real life.

Fuck! Really, dudes have no idea how easy their lives are.

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A few years ago I made this with two Friends and I'm still in love with it: dearhowto.uauage.org

PSA: Tim Hunkin has been updating his YT channel/webpage with new arcade machines and they're as delightful as always (also season two of "the secret life of components")

youtube.com/watch?v=OTaiZb6BWB

timhunkin.com/a253_supercycle-

Tangent: I love how his website is so old school it still uses tables for layout, *and it just works*.

So apparently in my enthusiasm to share something I stepped on someone's toes this morning and received a block without being able to apologize for it, again. Always makes me feel slightly bad because I assume that person must feel quite upset if they decide to reach for the block button, and I can't do anything to alleviate it any more.

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Great news #Fediverse it is Official. The #EU #EuropeanCommission just launched two servers 🚀

Welcome to #EUVoice mastodon and #EUVideo peertube 🎉

So say hi to @EC_Commission@social.network.europa.eu 👋

Love #FOSS with @EC_OSPO 💘

Stay in the loop with @EC_DIGIT

Help make things fundamentally right with @FRA ☀️

Regain balance with @Curia ⚖️

Protect that data with @EDPS 🔐

Let's go global with @CDT 🌐

Get us heard at @ombudsman 📣

Watch and boost from: tube.network.europa.eu/videos/

And explore: social.network.europa.eu/explo

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if you were wondering what happens when oulipo.social (doesn't allow the letter E) meets dolphin.town (only allows the letter E): dolphin.town/users/e/updates/2

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I'm seeing people on twitter saying admins can read all your DMs on mastodon.
This isn't true, we only see a DM if a person in the DM group that's allowed to see it reports it.
Then, like any report, it shows up in the moderation panel, just like it would for twitter moderators.
Otherwise, it won't show up, as shown here.

BUT. No, DMs aren't a fully private end to end encrypted system, don't consider it as such.
But no it's not just an open thing for all to see on your admin team either.

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Hi! mastodon.social is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to joinmastodon.org instead of directly to mastodon.social. People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!

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Can we agree that Web 2.0 has ended on the 1st of July 2013?

That's when Google Reader shut down. It was a symbolic death of RSS, and it deflated enthusiasm in syndication and open APIs.

Death of RSS was the final blow for XML, and with this the last dreams of namespaced data mashups of Semantic Web died too. That year JSON became an ECMA standard. Access-controlled JSON-over-HTTP eventually replaced public/scraped XML/microformats.

There's more:

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new post about tools:
"Use, participation, visibility, and anti-artificial scarcity... How small independent tools help us construct a reality that empowers us (something of a manifesto)"
nathalielawhead.com/candybox/u
"In this context, there is power to non-monetized creation. Just giving things away is an act of rebellion… I’m talking about the type of art so often brushed off as “hobbyist”. Under the looming promise of Web 3.0, this generosity is not a waste. In many ways, this is the antidote."

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@neauoire There are no patterns in "A Pattern Language" for boats. That's a miss by Christopher Alexander.

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The European Commission has started the initiative "Sustainable consumption of goods - promoting repair and reuse” and is calling for public input. We welcome this, are already preparing our statement and encourage you to participate as well: ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-r

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"The Jump campaign asks people to sign up to take the following six “shifts” for one, three or six months:

- Eat a largely plant-based diet, with healthy portions and no waste

- Buy no more than three new items of clothing per year

- Keep electrical products for at least seven years

- Take no more than one short haul flight every three years and one long haul flight every eight years

- Get rid of personal motor vehicles if you can – and if not keep hold of your existing vehicle for longer

- Make at least one life shift to nudge the system, like moving to a green energy, insulating your home or changing pension supplier"

Let's unpack this pile of bullshit.

theguardian.com/environment/20

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vis.social is an open social platform for creative people, especially anyone in SciArt, SciComm, data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research. English is the common language of the instance.