Pinned toot

Welcome to all our new writers! 👋 Glad you've found our little spot in the fediverse.

If you ever need help, feel free to reach out to me or anyone else in the community. Also: an avatar, bio, and post will go a long way toward helping you connect with more people 😊

Pinned toot

Sometimes you want to take a picture, capture how the morning light looks filtering through the trees; your cooled skin; the sound of birds.

But you can never smell the air in that photo. You can't look around to see the rest of the world from that spot you stood, capturing a split second of light.

The only way to remember it is to sit for a while; feel it as deeply as you can; accept that it'll never be as good as it is right now.

Matt boosted

In case you missed it, updates will now show up on our official Mastodon account for the project: @writefreely! We'll keep this account limited mostly to Write.as, the hosted WriteFreely service.

Otherwise for bigger, less frequent announcements (like new releases), you can still follow the official WriteFreely blog: @writefreely.

Matt boosted

v0.13 Release Candidate 1 is here! It includes over a year of changes and improvements, from a new WYSIWYG editor to Web Monetization support to new OAuth provider support.

Read about everything in this latest release and, if you're adventurous, you can upgrade to this Release Candidate today: github.com/writefreely/writefr

If you give it a shot, please share any feedback or bug reports!

Matt boosted
Matt boosted

Now I'd like to give people the option to financially support without having to pay for a Write.as subscription. So today I'm launching an Open Collective page for anyone who would like to support the project.

opencollective.com/writefreely

Show thread
Matt boosted
Matt boosted
Matt boosted
Matt boosted
Matt boosted

In just a couple hours I'll be speaking with @jomc at the Internet Archive about what happened in the history of the internet when people decided to put their trust in corporations to do the job of free public libraries. You can get a free ticket to the online event here:

eventbrite.com/e/why-trust-a-c

Matt boosted
Matt boosted

This is a test #WriteFreely instance on a non-ASCII domain: https://bär.writefreely.dev. This is supported by changes in #457, which automatically converts a Unicode host name for a WF instance into its Punycode representation, which is then used throughout the application, including for ActivityPub requests. As such, this blog should function just fine in the #fediverse! Feedback? Reply and mention @matt@writing.exchange.

Matt boosted

Well, I drank coffee after 2pm today and I suppose that means still being awake at 2am.

Matt boosted
Matt boosted
Matt boosted
Matt boosted


Hi! 👋
My name is Mari. I am an Italian aspiring translator and journalist.
My studies (I've been writing my Master's Degree thesis for years now 🎻 ) have revolved around French literature, but I've dabbled in studying classic English and German lit as well.
I've always wanted to write, but something has been stopping me these past few years. I'm opening a blog (private for now) as a bit of a training and I'm hoping to find here a motivating and inspiring community. :)

Matt boosted
Matt boosted
Matt boosted
Bruce Schneier on Signal's cryptocurrency adventures:

"""

It’s not just that blockchain is just plain stupid. It’s not even that Signal is choosing to tie itself to a specific blockchain currency. It’s that adding a cryptocurrency to an end-to-end encrypted app muddies the morality of the product, and invites all sorts of government investigative and regulatory meddling: by the IRS, the SEC, FinCEN, and probably the FBI.

"""

www.schneier.com/blog/archives…
Show older
Writing Exchange

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!