I remember, years back now, coming across someone arguing with fervor that proprietary software was better than open source software because it was more secure. It was a culture shock to me, because usually I am surrounded by people for whom the benefits of open-source software are self-evident. I got the same feeling today arguing with some folks who genuinely believe that being locked into a proprietary, centralized silo is actually better than having control over your own platform...
Statt sicherem chipTAN: Postbank setzt auf App und/oder SealOne
Disappointed to learn Cohost has been started by people from the fediverse. You know what the fediverse is but you learned the wrong lessons from it. Yes, I also think some servers are not operated professionally and blocks often get misused, but that is not a reason to replace a free and open system with a locked down one. I wrote on why decentralization matters back in 2018:
We are teaming up with the design agency @oakstudios to update our homepage and our brand. Goodbye social media blue, hello vibrant purple!
The purple isn't an entirely random choice, as it was my signature color as far back as 2012 when I first started doing web development consulting. Though this time the shade is different...
Sneak peek of the official mobile apps new timeline layout!
- No login required, this is the splash screen
- Tap to full size preview, pinch to zoom
- Appearance settings (hide/show captions, like counts, etc)
and a lot more!
We know this is long overdue, discord users will get TestFlight access later this week ✨
Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Myspace, MeinVZ, ICQ, Skype, WhatsApp, Signal, YouNow, Youtube, VK.ru, Yandex, Google, Discord, MSN, VibR... wo bin ich noch?
Mastodon ist ein soziales Netzwerk. Es basiert auf offenen Web-Protokollen und freier, quelloffener Software. Es ist dezentral (so wie E-Mail!).