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Look How Young They Are!: The Beastie Boys Performing Live Their Very First Hit, "Cooky Puss" (1983)

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Saying that "Pixelfed federates now" and at the same time saying that "not really, please don't update yet" is weird. It's not ready yet. It was just a pressure to release _something_. It will only boost centralization in the end.
I don't know about you, but I'm so tired of this that I don't want to use Pixelfed even when it's ready. This stream of promises and half-truths and hype breaks my trust.

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here the top 35 best tracks of 2018 according my brother Adriaan, he is way more a music expert than me

Chris Bol boosted offers a new #OpenSource VPN service:

(#VPN: good for #censorship circumvention, location #anonymization and traffic #encryption)

Until now, I've been using riseup VPN Black. The new service promises to be even simpler, as it comes without any registration or configuration. So far, it makes a stable impression on me, especially considering the beta status. Have you tried it?

BTW, builds open #crowdfunding:

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The New York Times reports Facebook gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, Netflix, Apple, Yandex, Yahoo and others far more access to users' data than previously admitted, including access to private messages:

There is never going to be a better time to #DeleteFacebook, the violations are only going to get worse.

If you know someone who wants to try alternatives and needs a simple non-technical guide, try sending them this:

(via @bobstechsite)

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When a 15-year old addresses the world leaders like a bunch of children... and rightfully so! This is so humbling 😯

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MobiliZon: the new Framasoft project designed to create platforms for managing communities and events (libre alternative to Meetups and Facebook groups) -

It took a while but here my intro.
My name is Chris and work as data analyst/visualization and I am into music
And I feel that in a few years time the world will see the fediverse as the standard way to organise social networks and all.
First I opened an account at but afterwards I realized that the true strength of the federation is shown in having a personal Mastodon instance and I set up

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In light of the FusionTables shut-down announcement yesterday we need to think about the durability and sustainability of online data journalism -- especially the interactive pieces.

The Guardian "warlogs" interactive from 2010 is 404ing and embedded FusionTables are already down

The "dark age of data journalism" seems to be here already

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I'm wondering if I made the wrong thing with #Pterotype, and I'd love some feedback.

The problem I was trying to solve was how to put WordPress content on the Fediverse, but more generally I want to put all sorts of content on the Fediverse.

I'm starting to feel like the best way to achieve that would be by making a generic #ActivityPub client & server implementation, rather than a WordPress-specific server. Then the WordPress plugin could just be a client to the server implementation.

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Hey Mastodonians, #GNUSocial citizens and others! Gear up for tens of millions of Nextcloud users spread over several 100K servers who can now join the #fediverse in just one click!

Join the global social network!
#mastodon #selfhosting #federation

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Stranger Things: Season 3 | Title Tease [HD] | Netflix

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Osada 2.0 released

Merry Xmas from Zotlabs.

Osada is an easy to use social network server of the blogging or "conversational" persuasion running over the ActivityPub protocol.  There's a great deal of mature and proven functionality available as the underlying codebase has been developed since 2001 and part of the fediverse since 2010.

Privacy groups
File management
Photo Albums
WebDAV access
and more...

There are several plugins/addons providing LDAP authentication, personal wikis, content filtering, "friend/acquaintance zoom control", Twitter/StatusNet API and much more.
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