Y'know, the #nobot convention is the wrong way to do it. It allows bot followers unless actively prohibited.

It should really be #yesbot--that is, bots are not allowed to follow unless you EXPLICITLY allow them.

Privacy should always be the default.

@pagrus I found it charming how the early Twitter bots would @ people unsolicited with random goofy things. I kind of want there to be a #yesbot tag here to opt in to stuff like that... but it seems like that would mostly just encourage all the scraper bots :drake_dislike:

Here's me trying to create participation. 'Your Instant Online Learning Community' slides, audio and video. downes.ca/presentation/545

Our first issue shows the webโ€™s potential to redistribute power and interoperate with other regenerative human systems.

They also challenge universalist views of technology, how locally-situated networks can give voice and agency to the marginalized. one.compost.digital/

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The Open Science Feed shares daily links to everything #OpenScience.

From collaboration tools, #OpenData and OpenProtokols, to Manuscript Repositories and #OpenReview to #OpenAccess publishing.

You can submit messages on Reddit.

They are then also syndicated to Fediscience (and a legacy social media site also known as the birdsite).

Social Cooling: The long-term negative side effects of living in a reputation economy.


Share this insightful resource!

Just like #TheSocialDilemma film on Netflix it serves to make people directly aware of how social media might impact their personal life.

#socialcooling #surveillancecapitalism #socialmedia #humanetechnology #humanedesign #humanetechnow

(Thanks to @tobi for providing the link)

Another good place to find people to follow is #Trunk, an opt-in directory of Fediverse users who are looking for followers:


If someone posts something that breaks your instance's rules, you can report them to your instance admin. The admin will then decide what action to take, such as a warning or a ban.

Click on the "..." underneath the message you want to report, select "Report", make sure at least one message is selected and click "Submit".

If they are from another instance, there's also an option to report the person to their own instance admin too, who can delete the account.

#FediTips #MastoTips #Moderation

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Have you been tagged in a conversation that you're not interested in, but you don't want to mute or block anyone?

You can mute just that conversation by going to one of the messages in the thread, clicking "..." and selecting "Mute Conversation".

#MastoTips #FediTips #Muting

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