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The Small Web isn’t about going back to the days of GeoCities. It’s about going forward differently, using modern tech in a non-colonial manner.

It’s not about building clones of Twitter, YouTube, etc. There’s no way anyone can self-host a dozen different services. Instead, it’s about having a single-tenant place on the Web that you own and control without technical knowhow; a place you can add Twitter, YouTube, etc., *features* to.

The joys of working with a database that writes to append-only JavaScript* logs… I love you, JSDB (if I do say so myself) ;)

* Yes, you read correctly, JavaScript, not JSON (you couldn’t do append-only JSON).

“New billionaire minted every 26 hours, as inequality contributes to the death of one person every four seconds

The world’s ten richest men more than doubled their fortunes from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion —at a rate of $15,000 per second or $1.3 billion a day— during the first two years of a pandemic that has seen the incomes of 99 percent of humanity fall and over 160 million more people forced into poverty.” – Oxfam

via @sl007

Ooh, would you look at that… is that WebSocket chat working under NodeKit? (Yes, yes it is!) :)

What’s NodeKit? It’s the *very early stage (not ready for use) successor to Site.js. boosted

@prasoon @ArneBab @aral


According to this comment on HN:

> My favorite part of this story is that they DAO has actually raised ~$8m, spent $3m on the book (10x the expected auction price), then the "core team" has started paying themselves ~$30k a month each[0]. Also, how is this "decentralised" when one person owns over 50% of the voting token?

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Not having competent, independent technical journalism that could fact check, explain in simple but accurate terms and appropriately warn the public of risks is a major weakness in a society that worships technology and technosolutionism

Tech journalists don't bite the hand that feeds them and the more generalist counterparts, while slightly less into blatant product placement, don't have the knowledge to beat the moles back into their holes

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Monday morning: Made coffee, eating a bowl of porridge and deleted my Instagram account officially. A wonderful start of the week.

#deleteinstagram #monday boosted boosted

BREAKING NEWS: Tech company does not limit their business model when asked to do so. 🤯

When asked to make less money for the betterment of humanity, they only advertised about how much they care about their customers.
Politicians will try asking nicely next year again.

There. No need to watch tech news anymore for the next 3 years. boosted

Are you looking for a European alternative to Google Analytics?

We're Plausible 🇪🇺

Incorporated in Estonia
Based in Estonia and Belgium
All visitor data is exclusively processed by EU-owned servers and cloud infrastructure
Your site data never leaves the EU boosted

@aral ah, another for the blocklist.


Thanks, keep'em comin'.

NodeKit (still very early; not ready for use) is now cooking on zero-configuration TLS gas thanks to @small-tech/https ;) boosted

You call it blockchain, I call it bloatware boosted

Adds SciHub links to popular publisher websites to make accessing science even easier!

If you’re going to change your name to a link, make it to a place that represents you. You are more than your wallet. boosted

“Qu’est-ce que le Web3 selon vous?

Aral Balkan: C’est simple, c'est du bullshit”

My interview (in French) for L’ADN magazine.

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