Blaming people for sharing their data with Facebook for what Facebook does with their data is victim blaming.

Facebook gets the majority of its data not from our willingly shared posts but by stealing our behavioral data - location, contacts, offline tracking, financial transactions, buying data from partners, data from every other app in your phone using SDKs, tracking on other websites etc.

#Facebook #Privacy

You can avoid #YouTube's weird algorithms and broken subscription system by subscribing to channels through RSS instead. You don't need an account, just a feed reader.

Put the channel's username in this address:

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?u

You can then add this RSS address to your feed reader app.

For example, OnePotChefShow's RSS feed is:

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?u

You can also make RSS feeds from channel IDs (strings of letters and numbers):

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?c

#RSS #BringBackRSS

tired: test driven development

wired: documentation driven development

Headcanon: Voldemort’s origin story is that somebody did the “got your nose” trick to him before he had object permanence and and he swore revenge against the universe.

You know, Mastodon is cool and all, but when you get right down to it Twitter-style communications just kind of fundamentally suck for some kinds of stuff.

You know what'd be cool? An ActivityPub-powered web forum, or a LIveJournal-style personal blog but with some of Tumblr's social aspects thanks to being able to network with other blogs.

Make Web 4.0 into Web 1.0 again.

I hate the "own your data" meme in the decentralized social web. A friend of mine pointed out how useless the phrase is a few years ago and I agree. "Ownership" sounds an awful lot like digital "property", which is nonsense when moving from physical to digital stuff because copying doesn't destroy the original. The path you go down there is the path to artificial constraints like DRM. Yikes!

We should be talking about user autonomy instead. That's a much better meme.

Someone on Twitter mentioned that in some regions of Germany, a common idiom for whenever there's mist in the forest is "The foxes are making coffee", and thought the image was evocative enough for an illustration.

Well, I took the bait! 🦊☕

#MastoArt #CreativeToot #Lineart

RT @sudojess@twitter.com
Just saw this posted to the transgenderuk subreddit

My preferred pronoun is ') DROP TABLE 'gender';

Registration to enby.club is now open!

We're a small Mastodon based instance built for the non-binary community, allies and binary trans people are welcome to join also.

(Please boost to help build an audience).

Some of my favorite albums from this year while I'm thinking about it:

* Angelique Kidjo, Remain in Light
* The Internet, Hive Mind
* Janelle Monaé, Dirty Computer
* Idles, Joy is an Act of Resistance
* Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel

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