After months of stalling, Google finally revealed how much personal data they collect in Chrome and the Google app. No wonder they wanted to hide it.

Spying on users has nothing to do with building a great web browser or search engine. We would know (our app is both in one).

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

all phone manufacturers after 2019 do is $800, 5 camera, wireless charging, holepunch screen, 5g as a primary selling point, remove headphone jack, and lie

RT @FearKrille@twitter.com

#fluffychat has been approved for the iOS AppStore! Thanks to benpa and @matrixdotorg@twitter.com for the help with this! You guys are awesome!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/FearKrille/status/

Blog post 

New blog post: https://seirdy.one/2021/01/27/whatsapp-and-the-domestication-of-users.html

Gemini version: gemini://seirdy.one/2021/01/27/whatsapp-and-the-domestication-of-users.gmi

Based on a Fediverse status I made a few days ago.

Opening quote:

I have never used WhatsApp, and never will. Despite this, I still feel the need to write an article about WhatsApp since it’s the perfect case study to help understand a class of businesses models I call “user domestication”. The domestication of users is high on my list of problems plaguing the human race, and is worth a detailed explanation.

new product: PineCone
its a regular pinecone but for some unfathomable reason has wifi

"Telling a programmer there's already a library to do X is like telling a songwriter there's already a song about love"

-- Pete Cordell

early mockup (in html) of something I may or may not ever end up finishing

possible future federated #SoundCloud alternative?

protip: if you ever find yourself thinking about writing something that integrates with the Patreon API, ensure you have your therapist on speed dial and preferably reconsider immediately

@cypnk we shouldn't be concerned about an alien invasion, however the UFO activity is due to the residents of NYC fleeing back to their planets of origin because they think Earth is a lost cause

This is concerning, because to this point they just thought the US was a basket case and planned to move to Canada

If the dolphins leave and the cats return to their native plane of existence then we are certainly doomed

If you had told me a year ago I'd spend new years playing Animal Crossing and watching anime girl YouTubers, I woulda called you crazy, but look where I ended up.

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