Indeed: from a great article about Wikipedia at 20:
"Wikipedia shouldn’t really work, but it does. It shouldn’t be able to survive in a hyper-capitalist commercial world, but people keep donating to it. Its model is unique and bizarre – a relic of a more open, idealistic 1990s techno utopianism, but it may still outlast even the biggest corporate tech giants."
"Why I still use RSS...I firmly believe the Internet, and what it stood for, peaked with RSS....Having only the content I want to see only be shown when I want to see it with the freedom to jump between readers as I please, all with no ads? For me, no other service comes close to the flexibility, robustness, and overall ease-of-use that RSS offers."
“Why the Indieweb? …This is the story of the birth of the web, its loss of innocence, its decline, and what we can do to make it a bit less gross.” - https://briefs.video/videos/why-the-indieweb/
Looking to migrate away from Google but still looking for free/affordable replacements without the hassle of hosting them yourself?
There are many choices, take your pick:)
Feel free to add to this list if I've missed any good ones:)
PLEASE BOOST SO OTHERS WILL SEE IT!
uspol, actually decent news feed
The PBS NewsHour live stream is pretty good, they have Yamiche Alcindor on right now speaking some good stuff
Election results should not be taken as a mandate:
What is this Gemini thing anyway, and why am I excited about it?
This stuff never ceases to amaze me - Haruki Nakamara's mechanical paper animals: https://geecr.com/product/nakamura-paper-toys
Glow 1.0 is out, and it's a big update to your beloved console markdown reader!
👀 Find all markdown in a project
🌈 Integrated high-performance pager
🐿 Stash your docs in Mr. Charm Cloud to read anywhere
🗝 Stashed stuff is private and encrypted
Watch the little trailer, it's... ❤️❤️❤️
I love this lidar scan of an archive room at the Centro de Henri Lenaerts in Navarra, Spain (an arts organization).
But it makes me heartsick for visiting archives in person :(
yesss thanks to this article from @aaronpk I managed to set up a little server that lets me put any service I want behind Mastodon's OAuth so that only people with a friend.camp login can see it. It works for web apps that don't know what OAuth is -- you are just kind of "gating" them so that any request to any URL for the app must be authorized first. A little like .htpasswd but for OAuth.
I'll write this up in detail later but Aaron's post has everything you need.
Our quick scan on ethical digital tools:
In English and soon in Spanish
from a social design perspective
Thanks @aral for the inspiration!