I'm going to share this New Republic article about Gates' influence on access to medicine one more time, because it's so important to critically examine the role of philanthropy.

The Gates Foundation and Gates' philanthropy are, in many ways, the best case scenario for billionaire interventions in public health. Even here, "philanthropy" becomes an extension of the founder's destructive ideology.

Imagine what could be done if we just taxed this wealth properly.


Let's keep the #GNOME40 celebration going with a brand new release video!

@wgal2021 Glad you are finding Mastodon interesting. Don't forget to edit your display name and upload an avatar image here: link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007

Greetings from πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ @delilah & @kdibana We extend a warm welcome to learners from πŸ‡΅πŸ‡¬ Hope you enjoy your learning journey at .

A special welcome to new learners joining our Mastodon community at including: @dkutu @fbasse @lloydtom @kdibana @gbonai @Sfrancis @wgal2021 @bethsheba @methuselahniye @BBeul . Don't forget to edit your display name and upload an avatar image here: mastodon.oeru.org/settings/pro Hope you enjoy

Folks I work with in Apia, Samoa, have just put out descriptions for two education technolgists/learning designers... have a look if you're interested in a change of scene!



@jakoolivier Greetings from New Zealand Jako! Welcome to our corner of the internet here on Mastodon.

Pretty much 4 years ago today, I said the following on my blog:

β€œI personally moved over to Bitwarden around 6 months ago, following the price rises by LastPass, as well as the fact that they had been purchased by LogMeIn – who have a proven track record of not treating their users very well.”

Kev in 2017 was a very, very wise man.


"Nextcloud can replace many of the online apps you use for collaboration, organization, and task management."

Will a majority of respondents to this poll correctly guess the majority response to this poll?

πŸŽ‰ Welcome to newcomers! πŸŽ‰

A few personal tips:

πŸ‘Œ the Fediverse is NOT twitt*r! enjoy a more relaxed, courteous, benevolent way of interacting! you are part of it!

🀚 introduce yourself! also fill bio and post a couple "toots" before following people to have more chance they'll follow back..

πŸ‘ favourite and follow generously! This is how to create link around. No algorithm-god is spying on you, telling you who to follow, what to read! \o/

⚠️ many people care about CW... learn about that


So I don’t use Chrome but I have Ungoogled Chromium (codeberg.org/Eloston/ungoogled) as certain things only work under Chrom(ium) and I only just realised Google requires a Google account to install extensions.


Hint: You can bypass this restriction using this the Ungoogled Extension Installer: github.com/UnnoTed/Ungoogled-C

The lengths we have to go to in order to protect our privacy from basic everyday things is ridiculous. We need fundamental change. Surveillance capitalism needs to die.

Looking forward to working with colleagues at COL in progressing open courses for technical and vocational skills development.

I know others have commented on it (as have I*) but the irony of Twitter forcing people to 'quote retweet' to fix disinformation and trolling in the run up to the US election, while Mastodon explicitly disallows the functionality because that's exactly what it leads to.

* dougbelshaw.com/blog/2020/10/1

For the benefit of the mainstream and, especially, the media: the real definition of "hacker" catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/H/ha

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