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One of my favorite things about mastodon is that instead of just seeing screenshots of text on other social media, toots usually just contain the actual text and a link to the original post. More accessible, and it makes it really easy to copy paste that text to share elsewhere.

I'm working on a research paper about building communities with decentralized web technologies. I've decided to publish weekly progress reports as a way to collect my thoughts and get over my apprehension of sharing my work.

Today my therapist prompted me to start on a particular topic for a research paper. I feel silly that I hadn’t organized myself on this topic sooner, but w/e I’m doing it now and this is a badass intersection of my skills and interests. Also I read one paper, took notes, and have like 20 more lined up all neatly organized in a document 🤓

Selfie, eye contact behind sunglasses 

Today I’m pretty hot. Both figuratively and literally. Also I really need to learn how to smile in selfies lol.

I set out on a project to make a braided belt today. I ended up needing about twice as many strands as I was expecting to fill up a buckle and quickly got lost in a huge tangle. So I made a loom! I'm intensely proud of this creation :boost_ok:

@SummerSchool hey I'd like to advertise in some academic circles outside of Mastodon. Am I correct in assuming a fediverse account will be required in order to participate?

Ha! Finally got the web fontend working again after my migration to Hometown! Phew. What a relief.

I want to remind that #EUnomia is a research project funded with around 3 millions, also aiming to investigate the #fediverse.

companies leading #projectEUnomia are also involved in:

- mass surveilience
- military and law enforcment
- developing strategies and tools countering mass movements
- countering local journalism with clickbait

@Gargron is/was on their pay check with at least €63,290.

several month ago I made some research about them and puplished it here:
there's also an easy to remember shortlink available:

“There is a romance brewing here
Between joy and I
I deserve her and she deserves me”

- Upile Chisala

y'all! Julia Evans ( is really neat and she made all her comics available online recently! they're very educational and you should check them out if you like to do the computering

jstor, gender, cool 


> For centuries, woman-to-woman marriages in pre-colonial African societies seemed to indicate to Europeans that the strong correspondence between male to man and female to woman was not prevalent in Africa. This practice of same-sex marriage was documented in more than 40 precolonial African societies: a woman could marry one or more women if she could secure the bridewealth necessary or was expected to uphold and augment kinship ties.

“Surveillance capitalism” isn’t a corruption of (an otherwise virtuous) capitalism. It is a precise means of describing modern-day capitalism. Opposing it doesn’t mean simply opposing surveillance, it means opposing capitalism.

@pants @balrogboogie The statement that "proprietary ownership of software gives the owner unjust power" is perfectly correct, of course. Because software is a means. But this is true of all means. Private ownership of Amazon warehouses gives the owner unjust power. Private ownership of land gives the owner unjust power. Of apartment buildings. Of natural resources by governments.

The problem with the free software movement wasn't that it defends free access to knowledge.
The problem with the free software movement is that it made sure to sabotage itself, by putting its head in the sand about systems of power and pretending this is a matter of elaborate law codes like a programming puzzle.

This is how there was so much incredible work poured into Linux and BSD etc. only for the Web to end up the way it is today, for e-commerce, mobile etc. to end up the way it is today.

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