It used to be that "If you aren't paying for something, you are the product" but now you are the product regardless. https://puri.sm/posts/data-double-dipping-when-companies-mine-paying-customers/
WriteFreely is a free open federated blogging platform. You can follow the project's brand new main account at:
There's also the official blog at:
It's designed as an alternative to Medium, more info at the official website https://writefreely.org
WriteFreely is part of the Fediverse, so you can follow WF accounts from Mastodon.
Kind of surprised how well this worked. #pinebookpro
The #Signal messenger has become very problematic lately, and most of its problems come from it being centralised.
You may want to follow and support a decentralised messenger project instead, there are many of them on the Fediverse:
➡️ @snikket_im - New initiative giving XMPP servers & clients a newbie-friendly unified look and feel
➡️ @xmpp - The XMPP standards foundation
➡️ @matrix - Matrix is best known for its Element client
➡️ @delta - Messaging through email
➡️ @briar - P2P messaging
Oh, an interesting take :)
10 Ways Delta Chat is Better than WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram https://pocketnow.com/10-ways-delta-chat-is-better-than-whatsapp-signal-and-telegram
> Here are a few examples of things you can’t really do well in a web application:
* Create a fast drawing program
* Build a real-time spell checker with wavy red underlines
* Warn users that they are going to lose their work if they hit the close box of the browser
* Update a small part of the display …without a full roundtrip to the server
* Create a fast keyboard-driven interface that doesn’t require the mouse
* Let people continue working when they are not connected to the Internet
How safe it is to use Delta Chat? Nothing has changed about our stance to user data: we don't have it, not even encrypted, and also no traffic data. Nada. Nothing. Nilch. You insist? Please refer to any of the hundreds of thousands of e-mail servers. Cheers to decentralization :)
News Flash... Flash still hasn't died.
Die flash! Die! 💀
South African government releases its own browser just to re-enable Flash support | ZDNet
@p Do you know anyplace that hosts Pixelfed instances?
Stop being naive about messaging systems like #WhatsApp, #Telegram, #Signal, etc. https://pocketnow.com/stop-being-naive-when-it-comes-to-things-like-whatsapp-telegram-signal-etc