To this extent I'm really interested to know how the age breakdown of people on the #Fediverse. On one hand it would seem to make sense to me that most people here remember the "old internet" before the centralization and they're here to rekindle that flame of independence. On the other hand the youths are generally pretty up on this whole technology thing. I grew up on the internet and since then smartphones have become even more ubiquitous.
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Also, what instance(s) are friendliest to hosting bots (and/or which bots-allowed instances are least likely to witches.town me)? I found a "botsin.space"…
Porting Zelda Classic to the Web (#Emscripten)
Just a few years ago, the wholesale blocking of social media and messaging platforms would have been almost impossible in Russia, where the internet infrastructure is sprawling and complex, with hundreds of internet service providers and many points of contact with global networks. But over the past five years, the government of Vladimir Putin has created a sophisticated infrastructure of internet control, built partly with commercially available tools, that has allowed the state to block social media, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, inside Russia and to disrupt circumvention tools like VPNs, Tor, and the web proxy software Psiphon.
Seven years, 60 countries, 935 internet shutdowns: How authoritarian regimes found an off switch for dissent.
#introduction Hello folks, I'm a perpetually-sleepy #uxresearcher currently working with #rstats and studying #datascience. If I'm not working I'm either sleeping or decorating houses in #lotro. I'm very interested in #nlp and #interactivefiction and hope to do stuff related to these topics in the future.
Some people ask about how to get "verified" on #Mastodon but...
We do NOT have such a thing! Mastodon and the Fediverse is mainly about a social experience with a good privacy system. This includes to keep as less (sensitive) data as we can on every one of you!
We are no Twitter, we do not want personal documents or data! Everyone on Mastodon is the same "rank". There are many other ways people can prove who they are by posting from their Twitter for example!
Please, do not send any personal data to us, we will delete this right away. Privacy first! 🔒
If you do want a verified icon, you can simply add a custom emoji in your display name with a shortcode
No matter if you're king or a garbageman we deem you all important