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 😂

“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

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."

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!