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lol there's a note in my medical record that says that i love trees

Dat Night is just 9 days away! Come and meet some new peer to peer peers in Portland at 6PM on March 20th! Tickets and more info here: datnight.org πŸ’»πŸ”›πŸ’»βœ¨

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I really like this Library Extension that shows whether my local library has a book when I look at a book on Amazon or Goodreads. libraryextension.com/

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hi portland do you like trees? well you should!! also you should come and plant 87 baby trees with me tomorrow morning; extra points if you do it on a bike! πŸš²πŸ†•πŸŒ³ friendsoftrees.org/volunteer/h

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"Decentralization is Not Enough" by @Teri medium.com/offline-camp/decent

A year ago at Offline Camp, I gave a passion talk about how it's not good enough to solve the technical problems of decentralization – we also have to make tech that is accessible to everyone. I mean "accessible" in the broadest possible sense, in the way some might say "my grandparent can use this."

These themes are still on my mind today as I use Mastodon.

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too caffeinated because someone outside of powell’s asked me β€œdo you want a socialist newspaper?” and i nearly shouted HELL YEAH I DO

wow this is great!! i need to set aside some focused time for deep reading πŸ“‘πŸ‘€βš‘οΈ datprotocol.github.io/how-dat-

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Friend Camp

The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read.

Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.

  • you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on friend.camp and then as another user on alt.friend.camp)
  • they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts"
  • if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time)
  • the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley
  • @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers.
  • there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here
  • images in a CW'ed post are collapsed behind the CW. When you expand the CW, you can see the whole image immediately. more info here
  • When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here
  • 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful

Important Bit from the Privacy Docs

If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!

Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from www.flaticon.com, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by @casey@friend.camp!