I got the honor of merging this into #Tusky today \o/
We will not facilitate Gab on our app.
nazis, freedom of speech Show more
Nazis are against freedom of speech. If they have the power, they will take it away. Their opinion is not just a different opinion, it's an intolerant and an intolerable opinion.
In fighting against nazis and not giving them space we do more for freedom of speech than all those freeze peach goblins.
Thank you #Tusky!
Klingt wie alles, was man von der Verkörperung einer deutschen Verfassung erwarten würde. 🤷♂️
2018: Gauck attestiert Migranten „ein mangelndes Verständnis für Minderheiten- und Frauenrechte, für Toleranz & sexuelle Selbstbestimmung“.
2019: Gauck fordert „erweiterte Toleranz in Richtung rechts.“
Invidious represents the main issue in FOSS right now.
We can absolutely build better tools to deal with online harassment, unchecked hatefulness and violence. We absolutely have the means to make significant progress in his arena.
Unfortunately, what we're seeing is a lack of will and ethics to do so. What we're seeing is people who want to be viewed as intelligent making very unintelligent decisions that usually benefit bigots.
People are choosing to keep the web a shitty place.
Communication media ; about presence and read message signals ; anxieties and toxicity Show more
There is something that's becoming more and more present in communication media these years, is the presence and "read" marker
"<name> is connected", "<name> has read the message" etc
I feel it does way worse than good
At least to me.
I really don't react well to these signals, at all
I become anxious and it's hard to control.
It's better for me when it's asynchronous, like email or mastodon for example
What I mean is that: you send a message, and then the person responds when they can or like, and the app/service don't tell you every time they pop up in front of their screen
It's an information I *don't* need to have nor I want to because it makes me really anxious.
The *read* marker is a bit the same, why telling you when the person has read your message ? The only thing that you can get from that is knowing that someone has read your message but cannot or don't want to respond right away
It only amplifies toxic behaviours.
Let people take their time and respond to what they want when they want and can !
(hopefully as I try to centralize my means of communication in my project, I don't convey those signals so they don't bother me anymore)
Red counters on notifications are specificially designed by social media "engagement experts" to be anxiety-inducing.
We need a color which is like "you have a notification, but don't worry about it, you can see it when you feel like it".
I like how #Pinafore did it. In fact, there's a lot to learn from Pinafore on ethical design.
Ethical tech should let people use it with intentionality and purpose unlike the manipulative tactics of surveillance capitalist tech.
Gibts den hier schon? #Amthor
queer, policy, discrimination, LGBTIAQ+ Show more
Dear LGBTIAQ+ People. It's pride month and I'm supposed to write an article for my digital and fundamental rights NGO in Austria about online discrimination of LGBTIAQ+ People.
I'm a bisexual cis male, and we had enough gay/bi male centered prides. Therefore I'm seeking experiences of less represented LGBTIAQ+ People about online discrimination (especially within the EU).
So, when you are ready to talk about your experiences with me, please contact me! Retoots are also very welcome!
#Magdeburg|er Tunnel wird erst 2022 fertig
Scheinbar liegt Fehlplanung bei Großprojekten in den letzten Jahren stark im Trend. 😒 Ich möchte mich mal etwas aus dem Fenster lehnen und behaupte, dass das Problem weniger groß wäre, wenn bei öffentlichen Ausschreibungen nicht immer das günstigste Angebot den Zuschlag bekäme.
Telegram, privacy, PSA Show more
So, with the new Telegram update, a lot of people have had their contacts suddenly have their names replaced with their phone number. This is because "who can see my phone number" has been added as a privacy setting, and for some reason it defaults to "my contacts". I suggest any Tele users to set that to "nobody".
"Sex is great" meme Show more
Yeah, sex is great but have you ever had someone say “why not” when you proposed a Code of Conduct?