Schlagwort-Archiv: Dezentralität

Google Apps against Education.

If you are part of a group, don't assume that all the members are willing to use all the computer programmes or internet services that you use. When I participate in a group and, without any discussion, someone proposes we have a Skype or a Hangout, I realise that the person proposing it has not considered that there might be people who don't want to open a Skype or Gmail account. It is as though we wanted to force vegetarians to eat meat because it is more comfortable (or cheaper or whatever) to make a single plate according to the criteria of the acritical majority. That would be unacceptable, no? Well, in the same way, someone can refuse to use (or be used by) certain services. It is their right. The decision about which technologies to use is not only practical, it is also ethical.

Margarita Padilla: Technological Sovereignty: What are we talking about? in: Technological Sovereignty, Vol. 2

 

Intermarché.

We’ve taken the internet, something that represents a vast commons of decentralized servers and largely replaced it with the equivalent of hanging out in privately owned virtual shopping malls.

nomasters: nonparticipation

Nöffentlich.

The real threat comes with giant closed cyberspaces that disguise themselves as public spaces. Facebook, for instance. Many of its users think of it as a neutral public space where society comes together, and in fact Facebook often efficiently carries out that role. It is, nevertheless, closed and controlled.

André Staltz: A plan to rescue the Web from the Internet

Federate or Fool.

Once we know that, perhaps we can create a blind idiot God for the Internet.

Adam Ierymenko: Decentralization: I Want To Believe

 

Let's all be gardeners forever.

It's already that time of the year again. Yes, really.

Diaspora* here we come.

We had a big database crash, and the backups we had were corrupted. The only working backup was from 2015.

soup.io

Pro Pictures.

If you like a picture of someone, please don't tell them to use it as a profile picture on some centralized asocial network. Be honest and tell them you want to have it.

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