@cosine all the time ...
@enkiv2 this is a more detailed and less cynical write-up IMHO:
@enkiv2 first I've heard about it. Intriguing ...
@aral good stuff. I note that a whole bunch of software freedom advocates have been the subject of character assassination within (and/ or by) some of these same organizations, increasing at about the same rate as Surveillance Capitalist sponsorship of open source and privacy events. Interesting coincidence ...
The beginning of the end for the telegram of the late 20th century:
Xerophobia: fear of #fax machines ;P
A modern fairytale about the consequences of letting the tools we use be controlled by their manufacturers:
@Wolf480pl "radical" comes from the Latin for "root", and describes the political approach of trying to identify and address the root cause of problems , rather than flailing away at the symptoms, to little lasting effect (reformist politics). "Radicalization", used correctly, refers to the process by which activists learn to dig deeper into causes, not the process of being recruited and indoctrinated by extreme reactionaries (who are the polar opposite of radical).
> I bet that if browsers natively implemented top handful of ethical use cases for JS most websites would not need any scripts to work.
Most websites don't need JS to work already. But they use it anyway.
I suspect because most web developers are self-taught, and mimic each others' (anti-)patterns, so they don't have to understand the various black boxes they plug together. As long as the paying client is happy ...
> Diaspora is an open source federated version of Facebook
Not really. The only things that make #Diaspora substantially different from Mastodon are:
* no char limits on posts (by default)
* slightly saner display of threads
* the ability to post to groups of users defined by interests etc, as well as public or DM.
It lacks most of the killer features of FB (realtime chat, events etc) and is more like a federated G+.