2019 is almost finished and it is time to think. Think about the past year, think about the new year that is coming. I will write an article about how was 2019 but now I wanted to explain how to contact me.
Probably you didn’t notice it but I am a GAFAM resistant. I explain. I try to organised my digital life without GAFAM if possible. It is a process. I am still using Google for translation or for reseaurch. I even have a gmail account. But I am not using Facebook. I still have whatsapp. But if possible I am using Telegram or other alternative tools.
I will explain the reason and then I will explain you how to contact me.
Reason : GAFAM (Google Amazon Facebook Apple and Microsof) are oligopole that leads the world. They know all about you. They know where you are and what you think. So today internet is getting dangerous. The next dictator will have no difficulty to have all power. Even if I have nothing to hide, I try to resist again robots and unjustice in this world. It is a little drop in the ocean but if I can inspire you. I will be very happy. Facebook is not a social media it use to be. Today it is a strong marketing plateform. They show you what they want.. If you want to be free. Do not use Facebook, Whatapp and Instagram even if all your friends use them. Now I will give you alternatives.
First you can contact me on Mastodon. My main account is https://theres.life/@kris or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mastodon is a federated social network, Like email you don’t need to have an account on each plateform to communicate but only one email. With mastodon you only need an account compatible with ActivityPub. If you have already a mastodon account or any other Activtypub account just add me. You will be able to comment or send me private message.
If you like to share pictures. You can add my pixelfed account https://pixfed.com/kris if it an Instagram alternative but free and federated. You even can follow my account on Mastodon or theoreticaly on any other ActivityPub instance.
Lastly I want to give you my Hubzilla account ( https://hub.libranet.de/channel/kris ). Hubzilla is more than a social plateform. Of course you can share messages, pictures or video and comment them but it is very secure and private if you want. You data belong to you. And the best is that you have a nomadic identity. That means that your identity is not attached to only one site. But you can move from site to site. I know this concept is strange for you maybe. But it is real. If my main account have problem I can clone it and use an other site and continue to talk as usual. If you want to talk with me in Hubzilla you need to open an account on Hubzilla or zap. Not all site are open for registration.
Conclusion the best way to communicate for me on social plateform is mastodon, pixelfed and hubzilla. Of course if you know me better email still exists and you still can use telegram or viber. But my article was focused on social plateform. I will be happy to read you.
Mastodon is a free, open-source social network. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication. Pick a server that you trust — whichever you choose, you can interact with everyone else. Anyone can run their own Mastodon instance and participate in the social network seamlessly.
What is the difference with twitter
Twitter display message like he wants while Mastodon show them chronologicaly.
You have no ads on Mastodon
You have many instances on Mastodon. You can register where you like and you can communicate with the whole network. Like email
You can see the local timeline (all messages of your site) and the federated timeline (all messages of all instances)
Mastodon is free : Everyone can install it. It doesn’t belong to a company.
You can write up to 500 characters on Mastodon while it is still limited to 140 on twitter.
Mastodon use ostatus protocol. That means that you can communicate with other app like Gnusocial or others.
If you want to follow me : Just search for my ID email@example.com