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About the #fediverse scrape (

There is very little you can do about something like that happening to your toots. This is what 'public' posting means: your messages will get read by someone you don't agree with, in contexts that are different than originally intended, using means you dislike.

It is currently trivially easy to scrape the entire fediverse like the researchers did. So it will happen again.

If you are worried about your messages: first of all, don't put on-line what you don't want a random stranger to read. Your audience is always bigger than you imagine.

Second make more use of 'unlisted' and 'followers only' posting modes. The scrape made use of public timelines (http://<instance>/api/v1/timelines/public?local=true) and using these two visibility modes guards against that. This is easily circumvented by a follower bot though. Which is one of the reasons why some folks choose to manually approve their followers.

This stuff is pretty difficult to figure out and I do not at all wish to suggest it is your own fault if your data got scraped. It isn't. (Question is, did we as #mastoadmin do enough to inform new users about the meaning and utility of these settings?)

So how about the researchers?


Digi-log "Interactive CRT Terminal" (note, not a computer)

All in one briefcase for "maximum convenience"

This tiny house on the street in Oakland is inspiring, satellite dish as a roof af

Today looks like this:

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really wish there was a "mutual friends" section on mastodon

A large chunk of the Fediverse was scraped; your posts are being “released” 

#SunbeamCity is on here.

like for fucks sake why are these the names I am using to learn basic Arabic. It is so damn American concentric

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Anki is not it. It may be a stepping off point. And maybe the decks are a good start. But I want modern social features and a active design focused platform and Anki is not it.

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I am embarrassed that I haven't done anything about this yet other then complain. Some folks reached out to me last time and said they wanted to work together on something. I wonder how much we could hack together on top of a pleroma instance.

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We seriously need a federated FLOSS Duolingo competitor. I really love some things about Duolingo and other things about it *I fucking h8888888888* !!!

Does Unslash actually have a "real" license?

"More precisely, Unsplash grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Unsplash for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Unsplash."

****This license does not include the right to compile photos from Unsplash to replicate a similar or competing service.****

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