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.
Now your Submit.as page has an RSS feed!
Feed readers should automatically detect it when you input your site URL, or you can add "feed.xml" to access it directly:
Been getting some great responses to our latest writing prompt. Here are two entries:
Getting reports from people in Indonesia that they're unable to access Write.as... Things look fine from where we are, but they're getting this error: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN
Anyone have experience verifying if this is indeed censorship happening, and if so, working around it? Retoots appreciated!
For #FollowFriday: Muse & Reason (@comment) – the blog of “philosopher and historian by training, Operations Director by pay cheque,” Robert Winter. Full of fascinating musings on leadership, philosophy, history, politics, business and technology.
Previous #FF posts: https://writing.exchange/@readwriteas/tagged/followfriday
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