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    Le - Actualité à la Une
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    L'État néerlandais condamné en justice à réduire ses émissions de GES
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    84-Year-Old Volunteer Rebuilds and Sends Linux Laptops to Africa

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    How Syrians Saved an Ancient Seedbank From Civil War | WIRED
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    Announcing Soylent 1.2
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    Why I’m staying in Afghanistan
  • No, I am not interested in joining your proprietary social network

    Alberto Moshpirit shared by Blah blih bloh at 2014-09-29T23:10:21Z via AndStatus To: Public

    I don’t care whether it’s ello or sgrouples or FriendFace or or whatever, I am not joining another walled-in social network owned by a single organization. I already have enough of those.

    I don’t care if it has a strong privacy policy, I don’t care if it has good security, I don’t care if it has no advertising, I don’t care if it will let you remain pseudonymous, I don’t care if the people who own it are really cool. All of those things are worthless if the site is controlled by a single organization, because they can all be changed on a whim.

    Remember, Facebook used to be ad-free, somewhat closed, had no data mining, and didn’t force you to sign up with your real name. Then they decided they had to make money, and their only resource was a captive user base.

    Twitter used to be ad-free with no data mining, and it used to be open so anyone could write clients for it. Then they decided they had to make money, and that meant making sure clients showed ads properly, and that meant locking out your favorite Twitter client and showing you posts that nobody had retweeted.

    Go back even further into the past, and LiveJournal used to be run by a small team of people who were directly engaged with their user base. Then they sold out to a company who didn’t care, who sold out to a Russian company who were in it for the money.

    Make no mistake, this cycle will repeat itself with ello and all the other closed-off single-provider social networks. Servers cost significant time and money to run — I know because I run some. Unless you have an eccentric millionaire or a trust fund to pay for the hosting, as the site grows, sooner or later someone’s going to decide that it needs to pay for itself. In fact, even if you have funding from an eccentric millionaire, you’re still reliant on their whims to keep the privacy and advertising policies you like.

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    @Avadiax shared a very interesting point of view: Ello is paid by venture capital funds which means nothing is free (libre and gratis) because you are the product.

    EVAnaRkISTO at 2014-09-28T14:55:43Z

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    Free Software Foundation statement on the new iPhone, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software
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    « Demain », un film pour raconter une nouvelle Histoire et construire le monde qui vient | Même pas mal
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    “I’d rather spend money on faster Internet than hundreds of channels we never watch.” “I’d rather spend money on faster Internet than hundreds of channels we never watch.” via DuckDuckGo for Android
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    # ? Vraiment ? ça fait plaisir à voir ! :)
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    I started a petition for # # in Ho Chi Minh # Please sign and share! # # #
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    Back in #! Next: end of year parties, veg #, homemade #, #, # and more # to come. Life is good indeed.
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    Au Pérou, on profite des visites et de la famille.
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    Le vrai défi du 21e siècle : l'accomplissement du vivre ensemble !
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