Speaking of #design and #ux.
Some say the new #Facebook redesign quite reminds current #Vkontakte.
VK was born by copying Facebook idea and refining it: simple interface, easy to find settings, non-algorithmic feed, payments (as of lately). Now, perhaps, Facebook people copy certain solutions they liked in VK.
Rule #1: Steal like an artist.
Many users in my timeline voiced concerns over Librem deactivating abuse reports. Only one or two complained about rejecting non-public messages. Logically, I understand the decision to label Mastodon a place for public speech only. Saying it's private is a bit of an overstatement.
Yet somehow, that makes me feel a stranger who needs to whisper in one's ear in a place where everyone talks through a loudspeaker. 🤨
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For their hosting they have their own software stack, and branded them as frama...
For every service they offer, they explain what software they have used to do so.
They do this also when they changed parts of the code and when they have their own branding.
Sometimes they also help to fund the development as they did for #peertube.
That's the kind of freesoftware culture I love!
and see, how much they have to offer:
#Friendica Vier theme is clean, minimalistic, and in my opinion looks more modern than default Frio theme. The only thing it needs is to be finished / polished (https://github.com/friendica/friendica/tree/develop/view/theme/vier).
It seems that German people lead in the number of regional #Mastodon instances.
After years of successful software development, the FreedomBox Foundation is proud to announce that sales of the first commercially available #FreedomBox have launched.
READ: "Announcing the Launch of Sales of Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Home Servers"
This would be remote, contract-based work for now, with a chance to go full-time later in the year (assuming all continues going well). You'd be creating free / open source software.
So this is real, JetBlue using facial recognition to replace boarding passes: http://blueir.investproductions.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2018/11-15-2018-184045420
Where they've got your photo from? US Department of Homeland Security apparently. https://twitter.com/statuses/1119628749383901184
Instagram is testing posts with the number of likes hidden for non-author. Finally, a useful experiment! I wonder if their algorithms will still depend on that number internally. What do you think about it? Would or would you not like #Mastodon hiding star count (and why)? What about hiding boost count?
As @amolith noticed, Cloudflare joined #Fediverse. Not really, only Tw crossposting. From the discussion (https://masto.nixnet.xyz/@amolith/101918626785187773) I found out the one and only #Mastodon "self-hosting" solution masto.host uses Cloudflare by default (?) It somewhat explains the ~232 (according to @firstname.lastname@example.org ) Mastodon servers.
A similar research for the greater Fediverse will be very insightful.
I hoped the idea was buried. Will there be *any* good news in April?...
@switchingsocial no but it's there if you want
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