„Tschüss, Twitter – willkommen, Mastodon“, @festal bei Zeit-Online mit einem Plädoyer für mehr Förderung für gemeinwohlorientierte Infrastruktur als europäische Alternative zu BigTech. Sehe ich genauso:


Good morning! A post just rolled across my fedi-timeline saying not to post about politics on Mastodon, so I'm here to remind you that:

1 "politics" refers to decision-making about how to live together in groups
2 choosing to not participate in political discussion is saying you support the status quo, and is a political stance
3 abstaining from politics because you feel safe from its impacts is a privilege and a choice to abandon your more vulnerable neighbours

@lyriodendron ah! that might be where the hungarians have this from then!

@mattl the only sane country in the world where not only dates, but also names of persons and street addresses are all big endian is: hungary


@gregoiregaonach yeah, i also have to have a look at the open data initiative from the EP... too many things got in the way to have a good look so far...

@gregoiregaonach nope, parltrack scrapers are running like nothing happened.

Just finished the final wrap-up call for #NGIPointer (@EC_NGI).

It's been a good year - really interesting work myself (see the last 3 posts on httptoolkit.com/blog/) and it's incredible to see the EU directly funding amazing & ambitious open-source internet tech projects like this.

The full list of funded projects is here: ngi.eu/discover-ngi-solutions/

#Mastodon, like Twitter, counts each URL in your post as 23 characters against your total character count (500 for most instances).

For example:


That example URL is 104 characters in length, but only counted as 23 against my 500.

As such, there is no need for Bitly, TinyURL, Owly, and other short URL services. The only reason you would use those services is to track clicks so you can further track engagement with your post.

@gregoiregaonach interesting milestone. but congratulations? dunno, i think the work was done by the MEPs, and maybe also by our scrapers, but that is no big feat i think.

Der Staatstrojaner-Untersuchungsausschuss im Europaparlament veröffentlicht zwar Video-Mitschnitte seiner Sitzungen, aber keine Text-Protokolle. Also haben wir ein eigenes Transkript erstellt, damit man die ganze Sitzung nachlesen kann: netzpolitik.org/2022/rede-im-e

parltrack PSA 

Attention: in anticipation of impeding bitrot we activated some experimental changes on parltrack.org if you notice anything out of order, please do not hesitate to contact us via the usual channels!

RT @epicenter_works@twitter.com

🥳🎉🍾 Today, the Austrian Parliament adopted a resolution that binds the hands of the interior-ministry to not agree wit the EU bill (CSAR). 🇦🇹 is the first country to take such a clear stance for privacy and freedom of expression! epicenter.works/content/chatco 1/3

🐦🔗: twitter.com/epicenter_works/st

RT @sci_hub_
November 6 🎂🥳🎉: Happy birthday and long life to Alexandra Elbakyan!

Neuroscientist and software developer #Alexandra Elbakyan who revolutionized the academic and scientific world with her ideals of open access to scientific knowledge.

@bendrath on the other hand, having an official EP server would allow for certified blue checkmarks for MEPs and their assistants.

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