"So the solution has to be to build ethically and to meet a user's need in the most direct way possible. Build something that people really want, and do it ethically, while not making the ethics the differentiator. You'll capture some early adopters through the ethics of your work, but you'll get the bulk of your customers by serving their self-interest." https://werd.io/2019/doing-well-while-doing-good
I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.
This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.
I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.
Shout out to one of my all time favorite internet things: this collection of images of novelty baby clothing on zazzle but with the default model switched to an adult.
For Dutch readers: I've written up some of my worries about Facebook's Libra:
The big EU-US Privacy Shield legal showdown happens on July 9th. For me it's quite obvious that the US Cloud Act is incompatible with the GDPR. Let's see how the court rules: https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/24/eu-us-privacy-shield-legal-showdown-now-set-for-july-9/
Here at Bits of Freedom we have to go out and found new supporters twice a year.
Today we started our donation drive under the nomer: Be A Rebel.
We really need to collectively say ‘no’ more often…
@darius I think you can take some credit for me finally arriving here...
This is a beautiful analysis of all that is wrong with our current cloud based model of doing software (think Google Docs or Trello) and some very real explorations of how ‘Conflict-free Replicating Data Types’ (CDRTs) could help create true local first software:
These are my weekly reading recommendation on the topic of pricacy and freedom of communication: https://www.bitsoffreedom.nl/2019/06/15/de-week-van-privacy-als-zondebook-ambient-privacy-en-de-schaamteloosheid-van-the-north-face/