Hey there @switchingsocial
Your website reads "The most ethical way of buying books is from your nearest bookstore" ("Local Bookshops" section)
I wonder if this assertion entails environmental considerations as well?
I'm not saying eBooks are more eco-friendly than physical books, nor vice-versa (I don't know).
Just that some pointers on both aspects would be nice. I don't have any at hand, but looking forward to reading on these topics!

It's pretty amazing that you can develop an app using KDE's libraries in KDE's IDE, have wonderful artists make your project artwork in KDE's painting app and edit a video about it all in KDE's video editor. The number of organizations that could tell the same story can be counted on one hand. The scope of what the #KDE community does is stunning.

@switchingsocial I dont know if you caught this. But just after I started on Mastodon I ran across your profile. Your web site inspired me to get rid of the big tech, introduced me to Yunohost and start a podcast to show other people like me how easy it really is. If you wouldnt mind it giving it a listen and some tips on what things I should cover over the course of the podcast.
boneheadmedia.com/blog/series/ there is also a vidcast for tutorials.

As you may have noticed from recent boosts, @pixelfed now has "remote follows".

In case you're wondering what it is, #Pixelfed is a free open alternative to Instagram, designed for privacy-friendly photo sharing.

You can now follow Mastodon accounts from Pixelfed, and Pixelfed accounts from Mastodon.

Some good servers to sign up on:

Remote follows mean wherever you sign up, you can follow people from other servers 👍

#Instagram #Alternatives

@pixelfed Great! We were waiting for this since forever 😃


You can now follow remote profiles on Pixelfed instances that have enabled the feature.

1. Search the full url (ie: mastodon.social/@pixelfed)

2. Click the follow button on the results page

3. You will start seeing posts from that account on your home timeline


@switchingsocial @inventaire
Sure, but I wonder what happens with big enough libraries. Is Inventaire comparable to OPAC, does it plan to clone some of its features or is it just for single persons?
Maybe I'm wrong, but it seemed to me that I have to add books one by one on Inventaire and can't add already made databases.

A people-driven is open to the public and is cataloguing its archive right now:

Which could be useful to publish the online and let everyone search and borrow ?


If you have Facebook "like" buttons embedded on your website, it could make you liable for breaking GDPR privacy laws, even if it's Facebook doing the illegal stuff:


You can protect your site from legal liability (and protect your users' privacy) by removing all Facebook like buttons.

Please tell your employers/organisations about this ruling, it may help convince them that Facebook is toxic (or at least that embedded like buttons are toxic).

#Facebook #DeleteFacebook

Just watched #TheGreatHack on #Netflix. What I appreciated about this #documentary on #Facebook and the whole #CambridgeAnalytica scandal, is that it's one of the few #privacy #documentaries to get that protecting personal data isn't just about not seeing personalized ads for stuff you're more likely to want. It's about protecting ourselves from mass psychological manipulation and behavior modification techniques. These are techniques that actually work *best* when people believe they don't.

Wow 😮

Libre activists in Albania 🇦🇱 are doing their own version of switching.social (see photo) 👍

Switching.social is available under a CC By SA licence, so if you want to do your own version in your own language, please go right ahead!

There are already versions in French, German, Italian and Turkish:

#Albania #Albanian #Alternatives

Forks of switching.social in other languages:

🇫🇷 French / En Français

🇩🇪 German / Auf Deutsch

🇮🇹 Italian / In Italiano

🇹🇷 Turkish / Türkçe

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