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A large chunk of the Fediverse was scraped; your posts are being β€œreleased” 

Matteo Zignani, Christian Quadri, Alessia Galdeman, Sabrina Gaito andGian Paolo Rossi from the University of #Milan scraped all english speaking instances (363) listed on, wrote a paper about it and are distributing the dataset.

β€œIn this context, we release a dataset gathered from Mastodon, […]β€œ

β€œThese data have been collected by implementing an ad-hoc tool for downloading the public timelines of the servers, namely instances, that form the Mastodon platform, along with the meta-data associated to them.β€œ

β€œThe spider exploits the instance list obtained from the previous step and makes a pool of requests to the instance endpoint 4 which returns the latest toots of the local timeline. Since the time-lines implement a pagination mechanism, the spider extracts the URL for the next request and repeat this procedure till it reaches the end of the timeline.”

β€œIn the terms of service and privacy policy the gathering and the usage of public available data is never explicitly mentioned, consequently our data collec-tion seems to be complaint with the policy of the instance.β€œ


#FediAdmin #MastoAdmin #MastoDev #Privacy

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A large chunk of the Fediverse was scraped; your posts are being β€œreleased” 

@tastytea pinging @bgcarlisle because they *definitely* violated the terms of service

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jokes probably been made before but

fae asks for your name, you give them your deadname
they think theyve won, then with a smile you say "im finally free"

alternatively wheres our trans ally fae who visits trans folks if they leave out offerings to take their deadname for them

Anyone know how to make a washing machine like this turn on?

I have tried:

* Pushing all the buttons

You've heard of Sharknado

Now get ready for Furricane

"It's never rained cats and dogs like this before."

I bet there's a lot of pressure on the admins of optometry schools to make the "Class of 2020" graduation a big one

US uprisings 

In the U.S., there's been an uprising by Black and/or Indigenous people every two years since 2014. In many cases, the governors of the states in which the uprisings occurred declared a state of emergency because they're permitted to do so to counter "insurgencies."

The uprisings have all aimed to dismantle or reverse a key part of the physical and environmental violence of capitalism. Still waiting for most white leftists to catch up. But I guess it's "just identity politics."

Dear internet, does anyone have interesting and practical readings on organizing hybrid (online-offline) conferences and academic events, under a framework of inclusion?

Extinction rebellion 

People are losing their shit that XR have made it into police extremism watch lists and I am so tired

What the fuck did they expect? Have they missed the last thirty fucking years of eco protesting in this country?

There's been a big air of 'we're BETTER than other protest groups, we're not like THEM', sending flowers to cops and cooperating.

Like sorry, you're still just a protest group, welcome to the fucking club.

@bgcarlisle Another new meme you're starting? The citrus humble brag? 🍊

Today, I had the lime of my life!

At that point of being in a new city where I start thinking I'm seeing people who can't possibly be here

As you start the semester remember you are a human being (maybe) and you need sleep, good food, sunlight, and to move your body.

tests are showing confusion levels at 95%

(95%) β– β– β– β– β– β– β– β– β– β–‘

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