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I've put together a survey about the Small Internet (#gopher, #gemini, individual webpages, small community sites) and I would love your input. If you are a small internet user, please spend a few minutes and fill in your thoughts. I'm especially interested in the open response questions. This will help inform an upcoming conference talk I'll be giving at mch2022.org

Also, please boost this on fedi as much as possible and feel free to re-share on other social networks and in other communities. The more responses the better.

#smallweb #smallinternet

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Our timeline is filled with people celebrating that #adobe plans to offer a freemium version of #Photoshop for the browser.

Just in case you didn't know:
#GIMP, #Krita @krita, #Inkscape @inkscape, #Scribus and many other great graphics tools are already available - free/libre to use, free to improve, free to share. Check them out! 💙

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Briar 1.4.8 is released.

- Update list of Tor bridges
- Update emoji
- Show orange connection status when connection to Tor network is lost
- Crash if the Tor process crashes, to trigger debugging report to help find the cause
- Fix a crash when attaching images or choosing a profile picture

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Quote from Herb Simon from a HN comment:

"In an information-rich world, the wealth of #information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the #attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. (Simon 1971)"


Use Element (Matrix) for fast, simple and secure messaging. End-to-end encrypted text, voice, videos, documents, pictures. Open source, no ads, no trackers, no phone number required.


Discover RiseupVPN, made available by a volunteer-run collective from Seattle. RiseUp claims to be a no-logs VPN provider, the service is free of charge (funded through donations).


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On peut également difficilement passer à côté de @don_atoms qui nous propose gofoss.net/fr/protect-your-fre dans la même veine ! :)

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How to Install Tor Browser on Windows, macOS, Linux (Ubuntu), Android or iOS:


Google Chrome = Microsoft Edge = Apple Safari = Farewell, Privacy

Who wants to live in a world where companies and governments permanently record everything: conversations, memories, whereabouts, medical history, sexual preferences, religious beliefs, ...?

Ever heard of uBlock Origin? It’s an efficient ad, tracker & malware blocker for various browsers ! And of course, it’s FOSS. Many thanks to Raymond Hill, founder & original author of uBlock !


"If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear".

That’s not true. There are things we’d rather keep private, without any wrongdoing. To freely express ourselves. To explore our personality. To protect ourselves.

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. It's the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. Freedom of speech, even more than privacy, is fundamental to an open society.

A Cypherpunk's Manifesto, Eric Hughes, 1993


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roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

Recommended follow: @FediFollows

FediFollows does a great job of regularly recommending interesting accounts to follow on Mastodon and the Fediverse.

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Not sure folk are aware that using Google fonts by URL in their CSS undermines the privacy of each and every site visitor, sending their IP to GG with every visit. How? Because with each visit they download the font from GG, not your server.

If you will use GG fonts, don't do this

@import url('fonts.googleapis.com/css?famil[...]

Download that font, and resource it locally instead

@font-face {
font-family: FontName';
font-style: normal;
src: url('../fonts/FontName.woff2');

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