Tim Chambers

Lots of small improvements peppered inside Wordpress 7.1 beta: wordpress.org/news/2021…

Will be interested in seeing how this works out. Open Source License with a code of conduct requirement, but with teeth. writing.kemitchell.com/2021/01/1…

Thunderbird 78, Email client, Calander, Contacts, RSS reader, and OTR chat client. OpenPGP, Hopefully soon ActivitySub reader. Glad it is still around and innovating. support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/…

#Mozilla’s 2020 report looking back at the year and the state of Internet Health. Lists healthy and unhealty trends for the Internet. Much to do. 2020.internethealthreport.org

Wikipedia just turned 20 years old this month and I missed it. That site is one of the best things the Internet has ever done. meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki…

Important report by #BlueSky project at Twitter: “This overview of the decentralized social ecosystem is structured by protocols, applications, and topics. The protocols and applications sectionscontain summaries of existing projects.” is.gd/Lva1tt

iA Writer Adds Expanded Support for IndieWeb Tools and WordPress Publishing. is.gd/oyNBvH

A good guide to the best and the worst tech gifts in terms of #privacy from Mozilla: gizmodo.com/these-are…

Newsletters and Podcasts as new Open Content Platforms

I agree, Podcasts and Newsletters (functionaly blogs) give me great hope and are some of the best digital content I find these days. Main comerical social networks remain wastelands. From the Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp & HEY: “There’s something incredibly …

I agree with this post, and it is a very good argument for the open web for authors and creators.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world…” (found while hiking yesterday)…

Increasingly, post-COVID, weekend cleaning of the house is less like “picking up a bit” and more like Apollo13 crew cleaning out the LEM.

Email as a Key Element of the Open Web -- And Hey! Review

I agree with this: email is a key function of the #openweb. Very important that we keep it so. Looking forward to trying out Hey.com…. Email is the rare open platform that works for everyone. But it’s changing. Three companies — Google, Microsoft and Verizon (which owns Yahoo and AOL) …

“But aren’t blogs dead? · Um, nope.” www.tbray.org/ongoing/W…

Good list of (mostly open-source) projects that are directly related to humane tech topics: github.com/humanetec…

If you are in Austin, go: Announcing the IndieWebCamp Austin speakers

Good podcast interview with Matt Muellenweg on open source and other topics: om.co/2020/01/1…

I remember the #FOAF standard. The ideas were right. twobithistory.org/2020/01/0…

Not a bad idea, #Twitter: letting users set limits on who can reply to their posts. www.theverge.com/2020/1/8/…

Not cool #Apple. Another closed silo ignoring open standards. And why we need #NetNewsWire and other #RSS readers for news. “Apple News Drops Support for RSS.” news.slashdot.org/story/19/…

Filtering Social Feeds: and Unwanted Content as a Feature or Bug

Filtering social feeds. And Unwanted Content as a Feature or a Bug Just a note on filtering out your social feed for unwanted things - like I tried to do to avoid spoilers of Star Wars. I just wanted to temporarily mute posts from friends, etc, that used the words “Star Wars” or …

Feels way too true. Let’s rebuild a better web. “Alienated, Alone And Angry: What The Digital Revolution Really Did To Us…We were promised community, civics, and convenience. Instead, we found ourselves dislocated, distrustful, and disengaged.” …

A yearly report I watch very closely is just out: State of Mozilla 2018: Annual Report blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019…

So wish #BlockchainIdentity efforts well…. www.ibm.com/blogs/blo…

Not cool, ICANN: https://boingboing.net/2019/11/22/save-dot-org.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29

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