Facebook has recently launched a campaign touting itself as the protector of small businesses, and targeted advertising as the best method to reach customers. But they aren't telling you the whole story.
🤖 Mars has a visitor: #Perservance
de-platforming, other platforms, disinformation
Most of the time when "free speech" vs disinformation is talked about in regards to the big platforms de-platforming, the conversation is missing the fact those sites are algorithmically curated and monetary incentives for the company to increase conflict. It was never more clear to me how that works than when I came to sites like Mastodon. Particularly among media types, they could easily promote alternatives over changing those other platforms.
Does anyone here own a #microscope? How often do you use it?
I am thinking of getting one but don't want it to be one of those impulse purchases that end up gathering dust.
If the internet is addictive, why don’t we regulate it?
Anyone here uses #diaspora? How does it work?
Don't know how to code but still want to contribute to open projects? Consider open street maps!
OSM is the community built map of the world. Anyone can edit the map and all the data is freely available and usable in any of your projects.
Start in your own neighborhood. Maybe your street is missing or named wrong. Update the corner shop hours. Map the parks or sidewalks. Anything helps and many hands make light work!
Day 8 - #100DaysToOffload
Now that my gloat is over, it also shows how fragile some of our systems, even those that serve the richest and most powerful, are.
What's happening with #wallstreetbets is nothing short of phenomenal (pun intended)
Hedge funds' reaction is basically- "How dare you use my own spells against me, Potter!"
@CodedBias There is no universal solution to digital security or privacy. Each of us must assess our unique assets, and adversaries. EFF’s Surveillance Self Defense guide is a good place to start building the knowledge that can help you do that. https://ssd.eff.org/