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Ever wondered why mainstream social media platforms offer a much worse UX to guest visitors compared to logged in ones? (Medium, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc.)

It’s because they no longer rely on good UX to attract new users. Their massive size and the network effect that comes with that is the only mean of acquisition they rely on.

“We Need Chrome No More” is now translated to French by the nice folks over at @Framasoft “Nous devons nous dépasser de Chrome”

framablog.org/2019/03/07/nous-

Small Technology

ar.al/2019/03/04/small-technol

We need an antidote to surveillance capitalism that is so anathema to the interests of Big Tech that it cannot possibly be co-opted by them.

#SmallTech

Some things that I have noticed since I quit #Facebook:

- My family still loves me and still talks to me
- Old friends from high-school still talk to me
- Old friends from college still talk to me
- I still meet new people
- I still make new friends
- I still shop at local businesses
- I'm still aware of events in my community

Huh, it's almost like I never needed Facebook in the first place.

Between reading HN comments on the piece I published earlier and browsing the new Pokémon game memes, I'm keeping busy this evening.

I have 150 times more followers on 🐦 than 🐘 but I still feel better around here. Having more control of how your data is used and what you see on your timeline is priceless.

The face when you spend an entire evening debugging functional-reactive code on a new macOS project, only to realize that all network requests were failing due to ATS and sandboxing entitlements.

Developers writing technical pieces on Medium, you are doing your readers a disservice.

You have the skills and know-how to self-host your work, complete with syntax highlighting, an RSS feed, and total control of your own data.

One toot Review: The Promised Neverland (still airing) is a masterpiece in every aspect. Story, character development, animation, and voice acting. Must watch, even if you’re not into anime specifically.

In one single evening/project, I jumped from Vapor, to Vue.js, to AppKit.

The moral of the story is that writing client code on the browser still sucks due to things like cross-origin policies, JS dependency hell, and poorly developed/non-existent type systems.

PSA - Brave "privacy" browser is malware 

When you switch to DuckDuckGo, you might think, "But WADDLE I do to get totally away from Google?"

Beyond search and tracker blocking, check out our list of private alternatives worth considering for email, messaging, and more: spreadprivacy.com/how-to-remov

Adobe is still the absolute worst. if you have a team, you have to go through support to cancel any subscription if you need less licenses. Why does this company still exist?

Think about how many times in a day on the Web you click “I agree” when you really don’t agree just so you can get on with your day and use an everyday thing.

This is not how consent is supposed to work.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

How did we let the Web get to this point. All I wanted to do was read this blog post.
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