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I have automated cross-platform posting set up, so you'll occasionally see links to centralised commercial social media platforms in my toots. But this isn't just another channel for me: I'm active here, like it here, and if you interact with me here, I'll respond here.

Moreover, once the Fediverse has a bit more critical mass, I plan to "reverse the polarity" so that this is the point of origin for my cross-platform posts. But so far most of the people I want to tag in stuff aren't here yet. 🤔

Learning in a Digital Age online micro-courses start tomorrow! Its free, open source and . Join us or share the gift of knowledge: oer.nz/lida2019 .

If you use Firefox or Chrome, we developed an easy way you can help people bypass censorship.

Our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. snowflake.torproject.org/

Good! is supposed to be for a limited term, and there's no defensible reason for that limitation to be "one day shorter than forever" as it effectively is now. vice.com/en_us/article/kz4e3e/

I wonder whether the people who believe Lincoln was buddies with Marx also believe that he was really a vampire hunter. aier.org/article/was-lincoln-r

For those who think that Boris Johnson is the UK's Trump, can you imagine Trump doing this? Labourites underestimate him at their peril.... abc.net.au/news/2019-07-25/bor

Many powerful figures believe that everyday people cannot harm them. But sometimes the opportunity arises. Think of it as the opposite of the fable of the lion and the mouse. thehill.com/homenews/administr

It's actually only "Unix" if it's made in The Open Group region of France. Otherwise, it's just a sparkling POSIX-compatible operating system.

NZ national Centre for is offering free course: Learning in a Digital Age. Starts 7 August. All welcome. Reserve your seat today: oer.nz/lida2019

Mastodon doesn't have a direct system to verify users' identities.

However, if you own a website you can verify your identity as its owner 👍

1. Go to Preferences > Profile > Appearance

2. Scroll down to "Verification", copy the code and paste it onto the front page of your website

3. Add your website to "Profile Metadata"

4. Click "Save Changes"

That's it!

Your website address should now be verified in green on your profile 🎉

Previous #MastoTips:
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Stephen Davies has articulated perfectly what I and I know many others have been thinking about for some time now. aier.org/article/lets-revive-t

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