On Tackling Giants

A little over four months ago, I applied for an internship with an open source project that I really believe in. I was on unemployment at the time due to the fact that the previous company I worked for declared bankruptcy, and refused to pay me quite a lot of money that was owed. It was a no-win situation, and I was pretty much reduced to designing websites on shady freelancing services.

It’s funny how things work out, actually.

The Social Web Is Being Censored, Where To Move To

Twitter is censoring the #occupywallstreet posts, and is preventing the activists from trending and getting the news out there to the people that need to know. They are trying to stifle you, and prevent you from fighting the good fight.    DIASPORA and Friendica are social networking platforms that are similar to Facebook, and allow […]

How I learned to love the federated web

I’m pretty sure that everyone on the Diaspora platform has their own story about how they found Diaspora, made friends, and got into the network. Some of us have enjoyed it more than others. Regardless, the fact of the matter is that this is a very opportune moment for a community to come together and really shine.

But it begs the question: how did we get here? More specifically, how did we get to this point as a community? This is where my story comes in.