If you believe in #privacy and understand the dangers of #Google / #Facebook / #Amazon and #GAFAM #surveillance, then you'll understand the importance of #selfhosting. Currently, #Yunohost is one of - if not THE - best option for new hosters, but they need your help. We all need to help them get easier, faster and even better for everyone. They're doing it with no commercial sponsors, so throw them a sheckle or two if you're able:

It helps us all.

Please #boost. Thanks.

Scientists find there are 70% fewer pollinators, due to air pollution
url: openaccessgovernment.org/polli

discussions: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3
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📄 Paper: Outside the Safe Operating Space of the Planetary Boundary for Novel Entities

I was expecting more discussion on atmospheric aerosol loading, which is included in the abstract figure but the topic is barely mentioned in the paper.

:doi: doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c0415

Apart from power outage and destroyed phone cables:

The undersea cable was also destroyed. This means that even the larger islands in the area have no internet.

Please note that the small atolls in the region do not have access to the internet at all.
They have something like the rusty radio you can see on my photo from Carteret Atoll …

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From Reddit.

Leading scholars and publishers have agreed on a definition of predatory publishing. It does not include the quality of the peer review because it is impossible to assess. Would auditors/accountants lifting the review curtain be a solution?

Tips for #NewToMastodon people.
If you want people to follow you - or let you follow them - write something as a bio and post a hello. If you've never posted people assume you're fake.
Take a look at both your instance timeline, and the wider "world" timeline. Scroll the most recent 50-100 posts to see if anyone's messages catch your attention - then follow that person.
If you decide after a few days you're not interested, unfollow them and find other people.
Interact - don't just lurk.

Should instances include/state a default publication license?

At Nibö, we have started using a default license :cc_cc:


Should instances include/state a default publication license?

At Nibö, we have started using a default license :cc_cc:


Cannabinoids and covid-19 

(In a Professor Farnsworth voice): Good news, everyone!


I've found some research about Mastodon!

Rethinking the ‘Social’ in ‘Social Media’… on the Social Network | Liu et al (2020) | New Media & Society:

- The structure of Mastodon enables community autonomy
- Mastodon’s open-source protocol allows the internal and technical development of the site to become a social enterprise in and of itself
- Mastodon helps us rethink ‘the social’ in in terms of topology, abstraction, and scale.


Si te interesa entrar en contacto con usuarixs de #pixelfed :pixelfed: , únete al grupo de #deltachat creado para conectarse y compartir fotos 📷

web0 manifesto

“…web0 is web3 without all the corporate right-libertarian Silicon Valley bullshit.”


Sign your name and join me in starting the year as you mean to go on: without tolerating any bullshit.

Happy New Year! :)

#web0 #SmallWeb #SmallTech

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows (delayed due to New Year's Eve):

🌟 @equipo - Latin American science and technology site with emphasis on social responsibility and inclusivity (in Spanish and Portuguese)

🌟 @prismplume - Artist and illustrator who creates colourful images often in a chibi style

🌟 @EICAS - European Institute for Contemporary Art and Science, an art museum in the Netherlands

🌟 @nisv - Netherlands Sound & Vision Museum's video archive (in Dutch)

Nibö is a Latin American platform about science and technology, including social responsibility and inclusivity.

They've set up their own Mastodon instance with a main account at:

➡️ @equipo (in Spanish and Portuguese)

Nibö's website is at niboe.info and their instance is at red.niboe.info

#Nibö #Niboe #Science #Scientific #SciComm #Academic #Technology #Tech #News #Español #Espanol #Português #Portugues #LatinAmerica #Fediverse

Usualmente interactúas en #mastodon vía...

Impossible not to be excited about the launch and deployment of the telescope 🔭

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