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madjo

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40-something redditfugee.

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Linus Tech Tips pauses production as controversy swirls - The Verge (www.theverge.com)

Last night, at approximately 2AM ET, a former employee, Madison Reeve, posted a thread on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, accusing Linus Media Group of cultivating a toxic work environment and encouraging a work culture that was detrimental to her health as well as sexual harassment directed at her by Linus Media...

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Anyone else miss StumbleUpon? I do.

madjo ,
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Yeah, I loved stumbling on random sites

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That only logged-in users get to read, I’ll bet. And only if you pay the Elon tax.

As Threads app thrives, experts warn of Meta’s string of privacy violations (www.theguardian.com)

Privacy experts point out that Meta has put the launch of Threads in the European Union on hold because it’s unclear whether the way the company handles user data and shares it across different platforms, including Threads, will run afoul of impending privacy regulations.

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“thrives”, “inflates its userbase using instagram”.
Potato, potato.

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Meanwhile, Amazon does sell ads. Sponsored products are advertisements.

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Musk has fully entered the altright edgelord arena.

madjo ,
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Chose the one with the fewest ice cubes.

madjo ,
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I don’t think I understand federation still. A lot of communities added to lemmy.world aren’t federated to other lemmy instances it seems. At least I can’t subscribe to them from my geddit.social account.

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It very much isn't a hail Mary to generate money, they'd have bent over backwards if they'd wanted to keep big players like Apollo and RIF on board, if it had been a hail Mary. 20 million bucks a year is nothing to be sneezed at.

The fact that they left Apollo out to dry shows that it never was about making more revenue, but rather to stamp out competition for their own app. As soon as it has accessibility parity with other apps, it'll turn off API access for unofficial reddit apps alltogether.

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For multilingual people. Please be aware that wefwef will fail upon posting comments, if you have selected more than 1 language in your Lemmy profile. Wefwef comes back with the error message that you need to select a language in your Lemmy profile.

madjo ,
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Which leads to the only conclusion, reddit admins lie

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Go to wefwef.app in your browser. Now open the options menu of your browser (the three dots, if on Android, the square with the arrow pointing up, if on iOS) and find the option to put a bookmark on your home screen (in iOS it's called "add to home screen")

This will create a sandboxed version of wefwef.app, tap it and it should load like a normal app. (this is what Apple envisioned as apps way back when, before they realized that they could make money selling apps)

When the page has loaded, in the bottom middle, tap on "lemmy.world", and log in to your Lemmy instance.

Enjoy.

One thing to be aware of. If you have selected more than one language in your Lemmy profile, wefwef fails to post comments because you need to select which language you typed in, and you can't select that (yet?) in wefwef.

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Can you use iPhones as Point of Sales devices?
I've seen plenty of those handheld devices that then attach to phones via Bluetooth for payments, but I haven't seen people use iPhones to scan bank cards for payment.

Or did you mean 5? Because with iOS17, Apple is introducing a way to share your personal data as a 'smart' business card type thing using your phone. And it might be that what was discussed at the NFC forum was a form of that.

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On the one hand I can totally understand this reaction by Kev, on the other hand, by completely locking off all discussions like this, means that there's no way to change things for the better.

Granted, it's Meta, they're not to be trusted, but still, a discussion, if one has the time, wouldn't be too bad an idea.

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The 7th one will shock you!

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You would still know what Meta is thinking of doing on the Fediverse, and adjust course accordingly. Now we 1) know nothing, and 2) have closed off an avenue to gain information.

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For that reason I went to geddit.social, which is hosted by Stux, who also hosts several Dutch Mastodon instances. I'm also paying him on Patreon.

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