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@cubicgarden hmm, will have to give that a go instead then :-)

I'm helping to wrangel the decentralisation space at mozfest this year - blog post here - Check out all the space here - please propose a session and/or come along! October 27-29, London.

@Floppy are you freelancing now, or looking for new jobs, or...?

Anyone know how I find someone and follow them from the Tusky Android app? (or alternatively of a better Android app to use that has that feature?) Had to wait till I got to my laptop to be able to follow @cubicgarden tonight, which isn't ideal :-)

Turns out proposing things for a party manifesto for #GE2017 is easier than I thought! Well, it is when the party is as clued-up on digital as @somethingnew See my proposal at (and the manifesto itself at

Wondering (more expansively) over here (rather than Twitter) whether @somethingnew has the "specific regulations" (searching for that is the easiest way to find it) for privacy and data in its manifesto? And apologies, @Floppy, for not submitting a pull request to add it (although I'll try to find time later to do so)

iamdanw :
agnieszka l. on Twitter:

Technologies change, but the core questions endure. These from 1982 (Reinecke’s Electronic Illusions). Important we keep asking them.

I'm talking about DoES Liverpool (and making in general I expect) over at Chester Devs next Weds. @rossjones fancy a trip to Chester? :-)

Mastodon, Twitter and publics

Long ago, I wrote about the theory of social sites, with the then-young Twitter as the exemplar. As Mastodon, GnuSocial and other federated sites have caught some attention recently, I thought I'd revisit these theories.

@Alastair @Floppy It's working for me atm if that helps tracking things down

@Floppy @somethingnew Return to your constituencies and prepare for Government!

We now have 5 potential candidates wanting to stand for @somethingnew Crikey.

First semi-professional blog post, shame about the editing though 😞

@matt @Alastair @Floppy yay! welcome, newcomers :-)

This morning @Alastair and @matt have joined the opencollective, helping to keep this instance running!

Running the server currently costs $30 a month, and every donation helps keep that up for the long term.

Support your local server now, at

@andypiper hehe. Don't worry, once @Floppy's collective ramps up it'll be able to hire you as part of our Twitter-talent acquisition programme :-D

@Danhon everyone who doesn't study history is yada yada... Although at least now when I'm arguing for more distributed/decentralized approaches I can refer to something /some/ of the people I'm ranting at^h^h talking to might have used ;-)

@Danhon Luckily I just had to cajole @Floppy and he did all the work :-D

Ooh, @galooph, I like the add-on (/other) services as adjuncts idea. Definitely feels like a good idea for there to be instances (companies? collectives? /things/?) with various other things bundled in. As a way round the minimum-payment-worth-setting-up problem at least, but also in the cross-promotion or enough to then sustain the maintainer...