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The Legend of #GDPR: A Link to the Privacy Policy

I just deleted my Facebook account. Facebook documentation and UI was very clear about my data being permanently deleted after 14 days, see facebook.com/help/224562897555

Much better than Twitter's unclear statements about "deactivation", see writing.exchange/@quimgil/1000. If they really delete the data, obviously.

I just "deactivated" my Twitter account. All I got was "Your account is now deactivated. Sorry to see you go. ".

I didn't see any mention about my data being permanently deleted. Not during the deactivation process, neither in help.twitter.com/en/managing-y. All this URL says is that after 30 day my data "will no longer be viewable".

Older HowTos (e.g. expressvpn.com/internet-privac) show a screen saying "We will only retain your user data for 30 days and then it will be permanently deleted". Hm.

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pixelfed.org has been translated into 10 languages in the first 3 days!

Thanks again to everyone who contributed translations ❤️

Wikimedia Hackathon 2018 briefing. Catering, meals schedule and social events take Ramadan into consideration.

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Listen To Wikipedia is such a classic, and yet still so captivating:

listen.hatnote.com/

Spolier Alert: I plan to use it tomorrow right before starting my presentation at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2018 (in my former university!)

mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_H

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Congratulations to the Chinese #wikipedia for reaching 1M articles! 🥂

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@grmpyoldman , we took the liberty of using your Fediverse logo for the Fediverse Party that we are organizing in Barcelona on May 24. Does it have a license? We are happy to comply with it.

If you or someone you know happen to be nearby, please join us!

confederac.io/en/1st-fediversa

@wingo Hi! Do you still live in Barcelona? See confederac.io/en/1st-fediversa & red.confederac.io/@fediversal/

Will I see you there? I am visiting my former city a few days. 😅

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If you live in Bacelona or surroundings, join us at the 1st FEDIVERSAL MEETING. Thursday, May 24 at CSA Can Vies.

confederac.io/en/1st-fediversa

Please help us promoting this event in your network. Users of Facebook, Twitter etc are welcome too. It will be a pleasure to show them the alternatives created by and for freedom lovers.

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If you ever need a site to demonstrate what web tracking can do, this one is quite impressive

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Two great things you can do to make the fediverse more diverse and interesting:

1) USE LOTS OF HASHTAGS. It's not spammy! It helps people find stuff they're interested in, since the search is intentionally limited to tags to prevent abuse.

2) BOOST THE GOOD STUFF. It gets it into new federated timelines, which is vital for smaller instances with fewer connections. It also helps with hashtag searches, since they only bring up toots known to your instance via follows and boosts.

#mastodon #meta

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Helpful kitty batting away your issues! :3

I received an email: "accept the updated Conditions before May 25 in order to continue using Facebook". Very well, that's it then. I like deadlines. 😎