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switching.social - 2019-07-16 13:16:47 GMT
Do you like Mario Kart? Do you like Libre software?

Then you might like #SuperTuxKart, which lets you race as various FLOSS mascots:

https://supertuxkart.net

It includes story mode, time trial, local multiplayer, online multiplayer and lots of mods too.

It's available for Linux, Mac, Windows and Android.

#MarioKart #Alternatives #Gaming #FLOSS
 
switching.social - 2019-07-11 10:55:10 GMT
The save-an-article service Pocket is useful, but it's also proprietary and tracks you.

There's a privacy-friendly free open alternative called #Wallabag you can use instead.

They have an official instance where you can sign up, suitable for non-technical users:

https://www.wallabag.it/en

There's also a project website which tells tech users how to self-host their own instance:

https://www.wallabag.org/en

You can follow Wallabag on here at:

@wallabag

#Pocket #Alternatives
 
switching.social - 2019-07-11 10:55:10 GMT
The save-an-article service Pocket is useful, but it's also proprietary and tracks you.

There's a privacy-friendly free open alternative called #Wallabag you can use instead.

They have an official instance where you can sign up, suitable for non-technical users:

https://www.wallabag.it/en

There's also a project website which tells tech users how to self-host their own instance:

https://www.wallabag.org/en

You can follow Wallabag on here at:

@wallabag

#Pocket #Alternatives
 
switching.social - 2019-06-27 11:02:59 GMT
#Funkwhale is a free open federated music storage and sharing platform:

https://funkwhale.audio

You can follow it on here at:

@funkwhale

If you want to see an instance in action, open.audio is a good example. It consists entirely of Creative Commons tracks that people have shared:

https://open.audio

#Alternatives #Music
 
switching.social - 2019-06-27 11:02:59 GMT
#Funkwhale is a free open federated music storage and sharing platform:

https://funkwhale.audio

You can follow it on here at:

@funkwhale

If you want to see an instance in action, open.audio is a good example. It consists entirely of Creative Commons tracks that people have shared:

https://open.audio

#Alternatives #Music
 
switching.social - 2019-06-20 11:15:10 GMT
If you've got a slow or old laptop, you may be able to speed it up by installing the Lubuntu operating system:

https://lubuntu.me

You can follow their official account here:

@lubuntu

Lubuntu is a lighter version of Ubuntu Linux. It can run the same apps as Ubuntu, but has a simpler interface that makes it run extremely quickly even on older/slower computers.

The increased speed is especially noticeable if you use it to replace Windows 👍

#Lubuntu #Linux #Ubuntu #Windows #Alternatives
 
switching.social - 2019-06-18 11:53:32 GMT
Last week, Mastodon adopted a beginner-friendly default interface 👍

So, maybe this would be a good time to spread the word about Mastodon to a wider audience?

If you're on Facebook/Twitter, you could do a little post about Masto with a link to https://joinmastodon.org ? And a link to a good instance running 2.9 or above?

(Also, I think some people were doing Mastodon posters?)

If people hear about Mastodon from many different sources, they are more likely to try it.

#Mastodon #Fediverse
 
switching.social - 2019-06-15 00:12:56 GMT
Forks of switching.social in other languages:

🇫🇷 French / En Français
https://switching.geber.ga/

🇩🇪 German / Auf Deutsch
https://switchingsocial.de/

🇮🇹 Italian / In Italiano
https://switching.ml/

(These sites are run by their maintainers/owners, please contact them directly if you have feedback or suggestions.)
 
switching.social - 2019-06-14 00:37:01 GMT
Woo! As you may have seen from that previous boost, Mastodon 2.9 is now out, featuring a new single column interface:

https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/mastodon-2.9/

This is, IMHO, a huge step forward for getting non-technical people onto Mastodon 👍

Instead of the Tweetdeck-style interface, there's now a default single-column timeline which is much less scary.

(The multicolumn original is still an option in Settings, and those who currently use multicolumn will continue to see it by default.)

#Mastodon #Fediverse
 

Good bye Diaspora


I've just had a really depressing period on Diaspora, people posting pretty nasty accusations against me which aren't true.

Just to set the record straight:
  • Switching.social is not a simple list of alternatives, it's a site about privacy-friendly alternatives for non-technical people. I started the site pre
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Good bye Diaspora


I've just had a really depressing period on Diaspora, people posting pretty nasty accusations against me which aren't true.

Just to set the record straight:
  • Switching.social is not a simple list of alternatives, it's a site about privacy-friendly alternatives for non-technical people. I started the site precisely because (as far as I can tell) no one else seemed to be doing something like this aimed at non-techies. Other alternatives sites either assume prior tech knowledge or include non-private alternatives.
  • There are no ads on switching.social, no sponsors, no trackers, no cookies, no visitor logs. I don't know anything about the people that visit, I don't even know how many visit, and I have no way of deriving any benefit from the site. I do the site beacuse I am very worried by the effect of privacy violations on society, and it's my way of trying to fight against the rot.
  • Most of what I do isn't visible on the site itself: I put a lot of time into reading up
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switching.social - 2019-06-12 12:05:12 GMT
Want to run a blog on the Fediverse, which people can follow from Mastodon etc?

There are several platforms which let you do this:

Write Freely
https://writefreely.org/
@write_as

Plume
https://joinplu.me/

ActivityPub plugin for Wordpress
https://wordpress.org/plugins/activitypub/
@pfefferle

Pterotype plugin for Wordpress
https://wordpress.org/plugins/pterotype/
@jdormit

#Blogs #Blogging #Medium #Alternatives #Wordpress
 
switching.social - 2019-06-12 12:05:12 GMT
Want to run a blog on the Fediverse, which people can follow from Mastodon etc?

There are several platforms which let you do this:

Write Freely
https://writefreely.org/
@write_as

Plume
https://joinplu.me/

ActivityPub plugin for Wordpress
https://wordpress.org/plugins/activitypub/
@pfefferle

Pterotype plugin for Wordpress
https://wordpress.org/plugins/pterotype/
@jdormit

#Blogs #Blogging #Medium #Alternatives #Wordpress
 
switching.social - 2019-06-08 12:58:42 GMT
Fediverse users who are blind or partially sighted rely on screen readers to read posts aloud.

It's important to add alt texts on images you post, so screen reader users know what is in them.

You can do this on Mastodon by clicking on "Describe for the visually impaired" after attaching an image.

But what if you forget?

Well, there's a useful bot which will send you an instant message if you forget to add alt text:

@alt_text

To use it, just follow it!

#FediTips #MastoTips #Mastodon
 
switching.social - Wed Jun 05 13:14:01 +0000 2019 GMT
If you want to use the Fediverse through a Facebook-style interface, you may want to try Friendica.
Some good instances to sign up at:
https://social.isurf.ca/
https://nerdica.net/
https://libranet.de/
You can use Friendica through the @fedilab app.
It federates through ActivityPub with Mastodon etc and it also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they were users.
The developers are very active with regular new releases.
#Friendica #Facebook #Alternatives #DeleteFacebook #ReplaceFacebook






 
I've been on friendica for a few months now and I'm liking it so far. It can federate with Diaspora\*, and from mobile I use the browser version
switching.social - 2019-06-05 13:14:26 GMT
If you want to use the Fediverse through a Facebook-style interface, you may want to try Friendica.

Some good instances to sign up at:

https://social.isurf.ca/
https://nerdica.net/
https://libranet.de/

You can use Friendica through the @fedilab app.

It federates through ActivityPub with Mastodon etc and it also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they were users.

The developers are very active with regular new releases.

#Friendica #Facebook #Alternatives #DeleteFacebook #ReplaceFacebook
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If you want to use the Fediverse through a Facebook-style interface, you may want to try Friendica.
Some good instances to sign up at:
https://social.isurf.ca/
https://nerdica.net/
https://libranet.de/
You can use Friendica through the @fedilab app.
It federates through ActivityPub with Mastodon etc and it also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they were users.
The developers are very active with regular new releases.
#Friendica #Facebook #Alternatives #DeleteFacebook #ReplaceFacebook



 

Someone confirm for me? ...


... that Image/photo @switching.social (@switching.social ) is deleting comments?

(If so, it's high-time for a fair switching.social list -- *Cause switching.social
already promotes Brian O's GIBBERFISH pod as the safe Facebook replacement.
Didja know that?)

So -- is the below comment, on this post -- or is it a share.naturalnews pod issue?

the post:
https://share.naturalnews.com/posts/d27f7fb0643301371e400050563e145e
(alt link)

my comment:
(I put it there twice).

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Someone confirm for me? ...


... that Image/photo @switching.social (@{switchingsocial@diaspora.town) is deleting comments?

(If so, it's high-time for a fair switching.social list -- *Cause switching.social already promotes Brian O's GIBBERFISH pod as the safe Facebook replacement. Didja know that?)

So -- is the below comment, on this post -- or is it a share.naturalnews pod issue?

the post:
https://share.naturalnews.com/posts/d27f7fb0643301371e400050563e145e
(alt link)

my comment:
(I put it there twice).

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In case you missed it, #Carnet is a free open alternative to Google Keep. It lets you write and sync notes (including rich text, audio and images) on your phone and computer:

https://getcarnet.app

You can follow Carnet on the ActivityPub Fediverse here:
@Carnet@framapiaf.org

It syncs through #Nextcloud and #Owncloud, and there's an official public Nextcloud instance for people who don't have their own cloud:
https://carnet.live

The app is available on Google Play and #FDroid

#GoogleKeep #Alternatives #DeleteGoogle #NoteTaking #FLOSS #FOSS
 
switching.social - 2019-05-25 00:46:56 GMT
I'd recommend following @prismo which is a reddit-style network for the Fediverse.

It runs on ActivityPub so it will be compatible with mastodon etc, but it's not fully federating yet.

You can already try out the example site at:

https://prismo.xyz
 
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Looking to publish videos online but don't want to use Google's YouTube?


There's a privacy-friendly alternative called PeerTube: https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-youtube/

It's compatible with the ActivityPub Fediverse, so you can follow PeerTube channels, share videos, comment from Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica etc.

#PeerTube #DeleteGoogle #DeleteYouTube #YouTube #Alternatives
 
Statt Google lieber eine freie Doodle Version nutzen ..
switching.social - 2019-05-22 11:17:37 GMT

### #Framadate is a free open alternative to Doodle: https://framadate.org

Like Doodle, Framadate lets you make quick, simple calendars and polls for finding out the opinions of your friends or colleagues without needing to register.

Unlike Doodle, Framadate respects privacy and doesn't show ads or track you.

It's made by @FramasoftFramasoft and the source code is at https://framagit.org/framasoft/framadate

#Doodle #Alternatives
 
switching.social - 2019-05-22 11:09:35 GMT
#Framadate is a free open alternative to Doodle:

https://framadate.org

Like Doodle, Framadate lets you make quick, simple calendars and polls for finding out the opinions of your friends or colleagues without needing to register.

Unlike Doodle, Framadate respects privacy and doesn't show ads or track you.

It's made by @Framasoft and the source code is at https://framagit.org/framasoft/framadate

#Doodle #Alternatives
@Gruppo Linux Como @LIFO
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▶ How do you motivate millions of people to go waste free in order to save our own home? I am but a ripple in the...


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How do you motivate millions of people to go waste free in order to save our own home? I am but a ripple in the waters, but that I am..
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#humansrising #humanchange #ecoawareness #wasteless #makeadifference #saynotoplastic #alternatives #zerowaste #minimalism #uprising #standupforwhatypustandon #loveyourmother #thereisnoplanetb #fridaysforfuture #mamarising #themamasarecoming
 

China has now blocked all access to all editions of Wikipedia.


switching.social - 2019-05-05 10:55:41 GMT
Just heard that China has now blocked all access to all editions of Wikipedia. Apparently Turkey has done this too.

Fortunately, there's an app called #Kiwix which lets people download, browse and search the whole of Wikipedia (and many other wikimedia sites) entirely offline on their computer or phone.

You can follow them here:

@kiwix

Their official website is here:

https://www.kiwix.org

(Thanks to @Khrys for the China news)

#Alternatives #OffTheGrid #Wikipedia
 
switching.social - 2019-04-17 11:16:15 GMT
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.

#Brave
 
switching.social - 2019-04-17 11:16:15 GMT
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.

#Brave
 
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NICE !


QUOTE :
In footage reportedly shot in London last summer during a dinner with far-right European nationalists, Mr Bannon said Breitbart was in “tough financial shape” after seeing advertising revenues plummet "90 per cent".

He credited the slump to work done by campaign group Sleeping Giants, which pressures companies into cutting ties with media it deems to be racist or sexist.
BY Tom Embury-Dennis - @tomemburyd - 6 days ago

SOURCE : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/steve-bannon-breitbart-boycott-advertising-sleeping-giants-trump-a8854381.html

I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download them and share them ! :)

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Альтернативы КиноПоиску


#ru lang #alternatives #deletekinopoisk #deleteyandex

Это не опенсорс, но хотя бы какие-то замены Яндексу, который всё больше превращается в... Show more...
 
switching.social - 2019-03-31 11:35:05 GMT
Friendica has just been updated to version 2019.03

If you haven't tried Friendica lately, this might be a good time to take a look.

Some places to sign up:

https://nerdica.net
https://libranet.de
https://social.isurf.ca

It's the Fediverse's Facebook alternative, with a similar interface and features (photo galleries, events, groups etc).

You can follow people on ActivityPub (Mastodon etc.) and RSS feeds too.

You can also use it through the the Fedilab app (@tom79).

#DeleteFacebook









 
switching.social - 2019-03-31 11:35:05 GMT
Friendica has just been updated to version 2019.03

If you haven't tried Friendica lately, this might be a good time to take a look.

Some places to sign up:

https://nerdica.net
https://libranet.de
https://social.isurf.ca

It's the Fediverse's Facebook alternative, with a similar interface and features (photo galleries, events, groups etc).

You can follow people on ActivityPub (Mastodon etc.) and RSS feeds too.

You can also use it through the the Fedilab app (@tom79).

#DeleteFacebook









 
Friendica has just been updated to version 2019.03

If you haven't tried Friendica lately, this might be a good time to take a look.

Some places to sign up:

https://meld,de
https://nerdica.net
https://libranet.de
https://social.isurf.ca


It's the Fediverse's Facebook alternative, with a similar interface and features (photo galleries, events, groups etc).

You can follow people on ActivityPub (Mastodon etc.) and RSS feeds too.

You can also use it through the the Fedilab app (@tom79@mastodon.social).

#DeleteFacebook


















 
switching.social - 2019-03-31 11:35:05 GMT
Friendica has just been updated to version 2019.03

If you haven't tried Friendica lately, this might be a good time to take a look.

Some places to sign up:

https://nerdica.net
https://libranet.de
https://social.isurf.ca

It's the Fediverse's Facebook alternative, with a similar interface and features (photo galleries, events, groups etc).

You can follow people on ActivityPub (Mastodon etc.) and RSS feeds too.

You can also use it through the the Fedilab app (@tom79).

#DeleteFacebook









 
is the real estate bubble starting to collapse in Australia? - trapped in their property mortgage

as you might now… 2008 was a real estate crisis, according to Dr Prof Ehnts 1929 was a combination of stock market crash and real estate bubble bursting… now let’s hope “they” won’t get the timing right this time.

https://youtu.be/vRSdiq3sOTc

it’s always the same with capitalism… it “works so well” that it completely get’s out of balance – on purpose?

But who profits?

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The Rothschild Family

Baron Rothschild: “the time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.”





to be honest – i would like investors to do the exact opposite – i would like them to invest into stability – into making societies and economies fair, just and resilient – and not profit from the suffering of others – like vampires.

in short: be good citizens.
  • give 0% loans to people that need a modest home
  • give 0% loans to people that want to produce their own food, electricity, heating
  • give 0% loans to institutions that research technology for the be
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the monetary system is defect/kaputt - 1990-2017 self-employment rate in percent and 2016-2017 statistics - self-employed company defaults in Europe

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small entrepreneurs being able to pursuit their idea are essential for the creativity of an economy – established big companies are like big ships: they are pretty hard to change and adapt – so it is no “wonder” that the big US but also German car manufacturers are in serious trouble over the lack of allowed creativity.

Apple, Google all these companies started out in garage size – provided the funding – they... Show more...
 
Fediverse 又一名新成员,似乎是仿 Reddit 界面。
switching.social - 2019-03-23 12:15:02 GMT
There's an alternative to Reddit on the Fediverse, it's called Prismo.

The first instance is here, and is open for sign-ups:

https://prismo.news

https://prismo.news/auth/sign_up

The project's Mastodon account is here:

@prismo

Federation is still being worked on, but you can already follow Prismo users and comment on their posts from elsewhere on the Fediverse.

For example, here's the lead developer's Prismo account:

@mxb

#Prismo #Reddit
 
centralized vs decentralized

if a centralized society approach is not serving the interest / to the benefit of people – they – the people have every right to become decentralized / independent – generate their own food security money energy laws.

because the responsibility they have given away ( to Washington, Brussels, Berlin, London) was abused.

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as democracies have grown bigger (in population, in size... Show more...
 
kongo civil war around resources - 5 million dead for mobile phones

wow.

i am glad there are such brave reporters out there.

Full Movie 🙂




many lost their lives in Afghanistan… Pakistan and other places of this horrible world.

just to bring the rest of the “civilized” world the terrible truth.

this needs to change.

sustainability is a must.


in all sectors of our lives.

even if it means – no Mercedes Benz no more. (not the way they are today, the concept is 100 years old! (coal-steam-engine, oil-engine, (we are here) gas-engine, hydrogen-engine (this is where should have been 30 years ago! but the corrupt-money-system prevents it.) )

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Fear of Terrorism - not only tor vpn but any form of encryption could become illegal in German - welcome to the 4th Orwellian Reich of mass surveillance

Mark my words: lawyers will destroy this world – their madness just hit a new high


Internet and Privacy activist Anke Domscheidt Berg says, this “roadmap” could lead to banning ANY FORM OF ENCRYPTION, not just tor onion network, which would be complete madness – just think about unencrypted logins!

Man in the middle could siffon your bank account passwords and steal your money.

After DSGVO and Article 3 / content upload filter, this it is just a new round of lawyer-madness.

it also just shows once more how much of a Washington-Puppet state the post-world-war-2 Germany has become and was allowed to be and how much in the Orwellian times we already l... Show more...
 
the costs of war - care for US veterans now more expensive than Air force or Navy Budget

https://soundcloud.com/user-111752142/whats-a-few-billion-among-friends

https://www.defensenews.com/podcasts/2019/03/18/whats-a-few-billion-among-friends-podcast/

$750 Billion Defense Spending Budget 2020,

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the costs of war - care for US veterans now more expensive than Air force or Navy Budget

https://soundcloud.com/user-111752142/whats-a-few-billion-among-friends

https://www.defensenews.com/podcasts/2019/03/18/whats-a-few-billion-among-friends-podcast/

$750 Billion Defense Spending Budget 2020,

Image/photo$750 Billion divided by 0.327 Billion Americans equals to = $2293.58 costs per American capita p... Show more...
 
2017 Video Interview: Prof. Dr. Dirk H. Ehnts about the future of the Euro France Macron - money out of nowhere and solutions to the crisis-capitalism and democracy in conflict - what to do against the recession

A state cannot save itself from (financial)crisis by austerity.




the book: [url=https://www... Show more...
 
2017 Video Interview: Prof. Dr. Dirk H. Ehnts about the future of the Euro France Macron - money out of nowhere and solutions to the crisis-capitalism and democracy in conflict - what to do against the recession

A state cannot save itself from the (financial)crisis (austerity)




the book: [url=https://w... Show more...
 
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