Teams and Submit.as updates (June 2020) https://video.writeas.org/videos/watch/2b436442-4b18-49dd-831a-90ceb75d4e11
We can see the @Tor email@example.com ‘Onion-Location’ feature on @write_as website, photo from the live session by Tor team.
And apologies for the spam filter @loke! It sometimes catches legitimate posts like your technical programming article. You can just send us an email (hello at write.as) or a DM with your Write.as username. We'll make sure to whitelist your account so you can publish without getting blocked again.
As far as comments go, we don't have a definite timeline yet. We're still taking feedback for our commenting solution, @remark_as, & would love to get your input: https://discuss.write.as/t/remark-as-privacy-first-portable-comments/25
In the meantime, we took a step towards comments by pushing ActivityPub mentions into Write.as last month, so you can mention your own microblogging account so that Fediverse replies to your blog post also notify you there.
Thanks to @kushal for writing about this new feature in the Tor browser! https://kushaldas.in/posts/onion-location-and-onion-names-in-tor-browser-9-5.html
If you aren't technical or just need help getting set up, we're happy to help for free. Or if you're technical and want to help others, let us know — we can connect you all.
Configure your site with closed registrations, admin-only invites, and an entirely Private instance — ensuring that only registered users can access content there.
2.) Consider decentralizing. (You already know this, since you're in the fediverse 🙂)
Publishing to a central service like ours gives law enforcement a single target to go after. Instead, you can create a closed community of bloggers on your own server and domain with https://WriteFreely.org.
If you're concerned about your internet traffic being monitored, use our Tor hidden service to publish: writeas7pm7rcdqg.onion. Then, in the URLs you share, replace this part with "write.as", so others can easily read it.
If you don't need to edit or delete the post later, do this in an incognito browser window. Since it's stored in your browser alone, your authorship history will be deleted as soon as you close the window.
If you need to create a blog / site for future posts, don't add an email address to your account — we don't need it.
We also want to help you organize online in ways that can reduce harm from surveillance. If you're using our platform or software, here are some basic tips to protect yourself. (THREAD)
As a place for writing and a better common understanding, we're going to lift more voices of Black writers and bloggers. Share some of your favorites here and we'll boost them.
As we've always taken a stand against state surveillance, we stand now against state violence — especially as it's inflicted disproportionately on the Black community. We stand with those seeking justice for the brutality committed by our unjust system. #BlackLivesMatter
Trying out some navigation improvements on Write.as, made especially for teams.
Also, now you can subscribe to @submit_as notifications on a blog-by-blog basis!
"I start my day and ask myself, 'So... what am I going to write about today?' It's almost like opening a new present every week."
We took some time to chat with user Dino Bansigan (@blog) about how he keeps an online journal.
@FreeTube Yes, sorry again about that! You're all set now.
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