my pals and i are very interested in making art bots that address the ethical and social challenges of bots in social media and beyond. we're always talking about about these sorts of things, and it's why i decided to make my bot's tweets unlisted by default. https://botsin.space mentions one of our common principals, "Bots Should Punch Up" https://www.crummy.com/2013/11/27/0 If you would like to chat w/ or other bot makers like me look for the #botAlly hashag. :grin:
It looks like it’s general election time again. Get in touch here to stand for Something New, we need YOU: https://discourse.somethingnew.org.uk/t/june-general-election/288
nodejs thingy to post all of your rss feed to your mastodon:
#bots; #ethics; /actually/ innovative agencies; bureaucratic prose; and breaking ships... this week's round-up of Interesting Things on the Internet http://www.mcqn.net/mcfilter/archives/links/interesting_things_on_the_internet_april_17th_2017.html
Adding my thoughts to Jo Hinchliffe and Marc Barto's commentary on the #makerspace #trademark issue http://www.mcqn.net/mcfilter/archives/thinking/commoning_before_trademarks.html
So, who is working on branding, logo and identity for the OStatus network *as a whole*? Mastodon is a nice name and has a logo, but it's a server, not the network. We shouldn't be saying "I'm on Mastodon", but "I'm on OStatus". But it needs a friendlier brand. How do we do this in a decentralised way? It's like trying to rebrand the concept of email.
Blog post written. (and that ^^^ toot was me double-checkng my code :-) I pulled together some simple steps to authorize your app and post status updates from ruby - http://mcqn.com/posts/simple-posting-to-mastodon-with-ruby/ /cc @Floppy #mastodon #ruby
Once again wondering if any of the DoESLiverpool (http://doesliverpool.com) possible-move-locations have roof access for a meeting room... https://www.bidspotter.co.uk/en-gb/auction-catalogues/witham/catalogue-id-witham10034/lot-1e0dc21e-6961-4684-9ad9-a75100fe337b
Reading about how the characteristics of the first settlers in a new territory set the tone for the way that territory then develops. See e.g. anti-authoritarian Scots and Irish in midland USA. Something similar true of social networks?
If you can see this, I'll be happy.
I think the #IndieWeb crew were working on decentralized identity standards. Mastodon could support rel="me" attributes to link to your other locations on the web.