Four million photographs and thousands of hours of music and video depicting generations of black American life could disappear into a private collection when the archives of Jet and Ebony are auctioned by their bankrupt former publisher this week. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/15/historic-ebony-jet-photo-archive-up-auctioned-off/1644120001/
Discovering accounts to follow is still an unsolved problem on Mastodon, as far as I'm concerned. The about page on recent releases gives visitors the option to see a list of local users that's often just the admin and a moderator or two, or a timeline that includes followed accounts from other instances which tends to reflect what you'd see on a hundred other popular servers and mostly just crowds out the local discussion.
@matilde Thanks for recommending Petzold's CODE, btw. I'm really enjoying it.
Revamping my #introduction a little…
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tiny thing to fight surveillance capitalism
urls often contain tracking information added to the end of them. when you are linking articles, stuff like the "utm_source" and "fbclid" sections allow people to track where you got the link from and how you are spreading it. this allows cops & corps to map out social groups.
while you can remove that stuff by hand, there's a firefox/chrome addon called "neat URL" that comes with an existing blocklist that automatically cleans off a lot of that stuff.
Gonna take the whole "Don't scab on prime day" moment to promote one of my favourite alternatives to an amazon product.
Please support it, not just on prime day, but any time you need info on a film. Keep information free.
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"Yes, I'd like to purchase all of these books, and could someone please help me load them into the trailer I've rented, thanks."
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