This year especially there’s an uncomfortable feeling in the tech industry that we did something wrong, that in following our credo of “move fast and break things”, some of what we knocked down were the load-bearing walls of our democracy."
If you care one bit about what tomorrow's internet is going to look like, please go and read Maciej Ceglowski's great talk about how we can "Build a better monster":
Interesting: Baidu says they'll release their software for self-driving cars as FOSS. They're betting that over the long term, the value will be in rider data:
"Die Welt zieht sie sich zusammen, als sei ihr etwas Bitteres in den Mund geraten."
If you read German, check out this beautiful piece about how, over the last 50 years, we've grown ever closer in this world, and about how we're now tearing apart this beautiful thing we've built.
Dear Fellow Anglophones,
People are allowed to speak their own language in public. We do not own the internet.
WE DO NOT OWN THE INTERNET.
Dear Francophones (and other non-anglophones)
I'd say "feel free to carry on" but you don't need my permission.
I am sorry people are jerks though.
Just taking the train home from work. And yourself? https://rafting.io/media/eBNxg5MhU-xsECjFrc4
OK y'all! http://tooter.today is live and ready to help your friends find places to toot from! It provides scored instances in an easy-to-use fashion for new users and helps onboard them to tinier instances. Please help me load-test it by boosting it across the fediverse! :)
Next to come is a nice home page with explanations of the fediverse!
Source and hopeful-roadmap available: http://github.com/wayspurrchen/tooter.today
Software freedom, politics, kayaks & capoeira. President @fsfe 2009-15. Toots mine all mine.
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