Funniest headline of the day :)

>> On its launch day alone, the app had a little over 1,600 users and counting. We know because a security researcher found issues with the app that made it possible to download the entire user database.<<

Read on:
Donald Daters, a dating app for Trump supporters, leaked its users’ data | TechCrunch techcrunch.com/2018/10/15/dona 😂

“The ultimate effect of Tuesday’s change remains to be seen, but European customers are likely to see a wider variety of Android devices available for purchase. Some will come with Google’s services, while others may more prominently feature applications made by rivals.”

Read on:
Google to Charge Phone Makers for Android Apps in Europe - The New York Times nytimes.com/2018/10/16/technol

Bad stuff 2:
- no link previews in the timeline (only when you “expand” a post)

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*Trying out Mastodon as a Google+ replacement*

So far, good stuff:
- open-source and federated
- friendly people

Bad stuff
- no editing of posts (and won’t happen ever from what I understand)
- no bold/italics formatting
- in at least one instance (not sure about this one?) link shorteners are not allowed so I can not track engagement on my posts.

I'm coming over here due to the Google+ shutdown, so it's only appropriate that this is my first/test post.

A good rule to live by in terms of using Google products:
"Everything that is not 100% strategic for Google and has not yet won over the critical mass of users, is not qualified for my usage."

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!