Do you help run a federated or decentralised service in Europe -- or know someone who does? Please pass this link on. It's the application to meet politicians to discuss how the EU's copyright filters (Article 13/17) will be implemented. I worry about a backroom deal struck between Facebook/Google that excludes the next generation of open Net services: .. Please speak up!

Every website I have direct control over will be joining the on Friday (and I'm working on the others). Join in!

Apologies for the sudden flurry of photos - just fixed a bug in my instagram-to-mastodon bridge code that I'd not spotted for a few days. Oops.

Glass making industry. One of the Pilkingtons factories in St Helens. Always like how you get a view into it from the train. (video at

Honestly this isn't the result I expected from the GOV.UK "Prepare for Brexit" quiz, but...

Having mixed feelings about 60s new towns, urbanism and cycle infrastructure this morning en route to Daresbury. Segregated cycle lanes make this a nice quiet ride, but would be dark and isolated in the winter

Missed Saturday's protests as I was out of town. Not to worry, there's another one along not long after...

Missed Saturday's protests as I was out of town. Not to worry, there's another one along not long after...

is amazing, and Jenny List makes a good case for giving them a life beyond their conference.

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Open social media for the UK

A social media community hosted in the UK; part of the Mastodon/ActivityPub federated social network, which allows you to follow users on other communities. It's a bit like Twitter but without a single company in control.

If you use this server, you are required to abide by our Code of Conduct. If you don't like it, there are plenty of other communities you can use.

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