I just decided to give a default answer when I get some email from people asking me to connect to them on some new unfree service:
You asked me to connect with you on some unfree service. If you still want that, just use a status.net-server. Those are federated, so you can use a number of different providers and still be connected to everyone on any other server. As an example, see quitter.se — or check the server-feature list1.
You can then subscribe to me on sn.1w6.org/drak.
It’s bad enough that I have Twitter and G+. I don’t see value in another non-federated service.
PS: Join the Federation!
http://federation.skilledtests.com/select_your_server.html "Public Status.net server comparison" ↩
The European Copyright directive threatens online communication in Europe.
But thanks to massive shared action earlier this year, the European parliament can still prevent the problems. For each of the articles there are proposals which fix them. The parliamentarians (MEPs) just have to vote for them. And since they are under massive pressure from large media companies, that went as far as defaming those who took action as fake people, the MEPs need to hear your voice to know that your are real.
If you care about the future of the Internet in the EU, please Call your MEPs.