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    mikeao – Saturday, 16 June, 2018 - 21:21 edit

I just happened to read a quote, attributed to Jim Carrey on Facebook, from one of my friends. Instead of commenting i googled it and read a few articles about Jim, and his life (he has had quite a few ups and downs too). This made me smile, the title is misleading as it is a very positive article. :)

Just below my post, is the latest "Sarah's Scribbles" webcomic, which is quite appropriate also - :) :
https://nl.movim.eu/?post/comics.movim.eu/SarahsScribbles/urn:uuid:3ecb5347-2171-505e-9cab-ad0f9668ed06
  • Jim Carrey Has Lost His Mind.

    And it’s a beautiful thing! I remember recently reading a lot of news about Jim Carrey. Not very flattering either. This is just one of literally hundreds of news stories and social media pos…

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    mikeao – Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 22:55 edit

I have been writing an article to post on Facebook, in the hope my friends might read it. I am not sure it is simple enough for them to understand, and maybe too long . If anyone has an opinion on this, or a link to a better article in non technical language i could point my friends to, i would be glad to hear of it. This is, Part 1 .

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    mikeao – Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 - 19:34

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Cashing in on Standing Rock

Sad: and as this guy here mentioned: http://chieforganizer.org/2018/04/19/standing-rock-and-veterans-stand/ - gofundme does fund some very worthy causes, 'and' the whole idea of veterans standing with the native tribes, was a powerful one, which could be a very positive thing. I quote him here:
"the real heartbreak underlying this story is the richness of an alliance between protestors and veterans that has been crippled by this Standing Rock scam and could shut the door on any a future alliance that mobilizes veterans for social justice for years, if not forever."
I just shared the article by Richard Stallman, of the Free Software Foundation, where he proposes technology be built 'without' the capability to spy on the population at large/all of us.
It is a sensible article, and anyone - from any background could read and understand the message i think.
I am sure not one of my 150 friends and family on FB will comment on it, i wonder if any of them will actually read it either -- i hope so (one of my more well informed (much more than i am actually) friends liked it so i know 'one' person did read it.

When i eventually come to propose a few of my friends try some new (Free as in Freedom) ways of socializing online ( Movim is top of the list now ), i think i will message everyone privately first maybe?
I have written a small article i want my friends to read, while the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica thing is still fresh in their minds) - in a way i hope everyone might connect with, i just wish i could get them all to read it :) .

I have just found the movim project. And from the very start, i am enjoying using it. As a "normal man i the street", i have been evaluating alternative social networking platforms to facebook (and hope to get some of my friends and family, to try and follow me).
I am using: hubzilla, mastodon, and a few others, but these two are my favourites; along with movim now.
Excited to see movim is to be in the debian repos one day. 😎