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Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Alternatives to Facebook and Twitter

Filed under: Networking, Organizing, Technology — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:11 AM (02:11)

Tom Souther
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 8:03 PM

https://facebook.com/hashtag/facebooksucks!

The WrapFacebook Will Remove Content Organizing Protests Against Stay-at-Home Orders, Zuckerberg Says by Sean Burch

Consider Diaspora*, Flote, Friendica, Gab, Liberty.Me, MeWe, Minds, Pocketnet, or Spreely as possible alternatives to Facebook and Twitter.

http://diasp.org/people/797c4c40d5020132c71100259069449e

Diaspora* doesn’t have pages or groups, and it helps if you can read German, French and Spanish, but there is some interesting stuff there.

https://flote.app/mikewb1971

https://nerdica.net/profile/mike

Friendica is similar to Diaspora, along with the posts in Russian and Japanese.

https://gab.ai/mikewb1971

Gab is a less-censored version of Twitter.

https://liberty.me/members/mikewb1971/

https://mewe.com/i/mikewb11971

MeWe lets you create groups at no charge, but charges you per month for pages. Also, they don’t let you share links for anything there (including your own stuff) outside of MeWe.

http://minds.com/mikewb1971

On top of this, Facebook won’t let you post links to any content on Minds, hence the above URL.

https://pocketnet.app/mikewb1971

https://spreely.com/mikewb1971

Spreely offers the same sort of stuff as Facebook (pages, groups, video channels), but doesn’t seem to do the same sort of arbitrary lefty-biased shadow-banning that we’ve seen on Facebook.

Thus, I’m slowly duplicating my Facebook pages and groups on Spreely, in advance of a mass migration.

Also, while Facebook will allow you to post links to Spreely, the FB system labels it as “403 Forbidden.”

https://youme.social/profile/2220

YouMe seems to be a new outfit. Like MeWe, they don’t seem to let you share links of what you post outside their system.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Blogspot / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Liberty.me / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely / Twitter / VK
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    5. Extropy UnboundFacebook page / Spreely page
    6. KCUF Media – Facebook page / Spreely page
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Spreely group / Spreely page
    9. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Going Stir Crazy

Filed under: Dark Side, Humor, Life — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 1:49 AM (01:49)

And here I thought *I* was going stir-crazy from COVID-19.

H/T Jill Linden via Elizabeth Honce


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — AFF / Blogspot / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. Darth Mike — Facebook / Spreely

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Big (Quite Possibly Less Than Desirable) Changes Coming to Facebook?

Filed under: Networking, Organizing, Technology — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:07 PM (16:07)

Recently, I saw an article highlighting some possible changes that could be coming to Facebook —

The Admin ZoneUpcoming Facebook Changes by Lisa

H/T the Armed Equality Facebook page

Basically, where Facebook Groups are concerned, the Facebook admins and the robots that they task with doing most of the real work of determining whether or not everyone is playing nice are going to be placing a lot more responsibility onto group owners and admins to make sure that everyone plays nice.

Alternatives do exist. (My pages on these sites are linked to below.)

https://switching.social/

Diaspora* — http://diasp.org/people/797c4c40d5020132c71100259069449e

Friendica — https://meld.de/profile/mikewb1971

MeWe — https://mewe.com/i/mikewb1971

Minds — https://minds.com/mikewb1971


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Diaspora (social network)
  2. Friendica
  3. MeWe (social media)
  4. Minds

NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Friendica / Gab / Minds / Twitter / VK

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Who Truly Owns Your Property? Is It Really You?

Filed under: Humor, Philosophy, Principles — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:26 AM (00:26)

H/T Randy Langkraehr


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Minds / Twitter
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Just Too Funny Not to Share

Filed under: Dark Side, Humor, Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:50 AM (00:50)

H/T Frédéric Bastiat Facebook page


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Fediway / Friendica / Gab / Liberty.Me / Minds / Twitter / VK
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress

Monday, 18 December 2017

Facebook, the new “cocaine”

Filed under: Frustrations, Humor, Life — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:13 AM (03:13)

H/T “Passagier 451” at https://diasp.org/posts/8395264


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Fooling Google and Facebook a Bit

Filed under: Humor, Preparedness, Self-Defense, Technology — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:34 PM (19:34)

After installing Linux Mint 17.2 on my Asus K54L laptop, I logged into Google, and got the following alert message at my Gmail account:

2015-11-15-182044-ss-gmail-google-login

Then I logged into Facebook, and received this alert message:

2015-11-15-18-19-08-ss-gmail-fb-login

Here’s the funny thing — I logged into both accounts using Mozilla Firefox.

So why am I getting messages saying that I used Safari on Mac OS X?

For the record, I haven’t touched anything Apple or Mac since April, 1994, when I had to use a Leatherman multi-tool to pull my floppy disk out of the drive slot when the “Eject” command (⌘-E) didn’t work after repeated tries.

After installing Linux Mint on the laptop, I launched Firefox, and installed the following add-ons to Firefox —

The costs of this?

  1. Linux Mint 17.216.99 + tax (It was on the live DVD glued to the front cover of Linux Format magazine – part of the price tag is for the DVD. Another part of the price tag is that it’s printed in the UK and shipped across the Atlantic every month.)
  2. A few minutes of time, a few watts of electricity to spin that live DVD in the drive.
  3. A few mouse clicks here and there . . .

. . . and to paraphrase the MasterCard advertising copy, the upside — giving a virtual single-digit salute to two of the biggest privacy invaders on the planet — PRICELESS.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Bananas! at liberty.me by David Montgomery — You’re a Criminal in a Mass Surveillance World – How to Not Get Caught

NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 9.4
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook page / Facebook profile / Google Plus / tsu / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / WordPress.com
    3. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

Copyright © 2015 Mike Blessing. All rights reserved.
Produced by KCUF Media, a division of Extropy Enterprises.
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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Quote of the Day for Thursday, 24 September 2015

Filed under: Humor, Life, Quote of the Day, Science — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 9:16 PM (21:16)

People tell me that I give off a lot of negative energy. That’s good; it means I’ll be able to afford my wormhole.

Matthew Brenycz


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook page / Facebook profile / Google Plus / Twitter / WordPress

Copyright © 2015 Mike Blessing. All rights reserved.
Produced by KCUF Media, a division of Extropy Enterprises.
This blog entry created with Notepad++ and KWrite.

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