The internet showed me this image.

I subsequently wish to show you this image

I liegt. Nog steeds wakker.

EN: I'm lying. Still awake.

Why is opting out from AdChoice so hard?! Why are so many opt-out requests refused?! Wtf?!

btw y'all should opt out too, here's the link

Fight for your privacy folks

'Facebook liet adverteerders reclame richten op nazionderwerpen' Facebook maakte het voor adverteerders op het platform mogelijk om reclame te richten op aan nazi's gerelateerde onderwerpen, ontdekte de Los Angeles Times. #Internet #Tech

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I see I'm not the only one having a rough morning. Here is a gif to pick us all back up

'E-mailaccounts Tele2 makkelijk te hacken via klantenservice' De e-mailaccounts van provider Tele2 zijn niet goed beveiligd, blijkt uit een onderzoek van RTL Nieuws. Met kennis van de postcode en het huisnummer van het slachtoffer kunnen oplichters toegang krijgen tot een e-mailaccount van een doelwit.

@Tutanota Just got Premium! Wow only 1.20EUR a month! You guys are amazing!

And @disroot I will definitely try and get my hands on my Dutch representatives to make them fight against article 13!

@snder 'Je hebt gebruikt 0 van 30mb' ipv 'Je hebt 0 van de 30mb verbruikt'

@snder De Nederlandse vertaling vam die website is ook echt, ja hoe zal ik dit noemen, gaar.

Only that value is added by researchers, and Dutch society could save 10s of millions each year, AND add more value than Elsevier can, by using the web for sharing open publications and open metadata
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (@MinPres) at the opening of our TechHub in Amsterdam: “It is all very impressive to learn more about RELX’s and Elsevier’s dedication to using information and top-tie…

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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.

Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login:
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here:
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide:

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username] so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
Note: The account listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

***We will never advertise on QOTO or sell your information to third-parties***