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IDF.social is your home if you know:

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and... everyone else!

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Dear all,

For now, I will keep the site closed for registrations; but everyone can independently invite people to join using the following link to generate an invite:

idf.social/invites

If you know someone who wants to join this instance, then please do give them an invite!

Consider the instance open for those who know anyone on IDF.social.

"Sense of community" and an initial seed of some 40 IR researchers should be enough to keep those spammers out of here and still grow the club!

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Computer scientist 👨‍🏫 with main focus on Information Retrieval 📄

Also interested in Data Science / Big Data 💾

In the previous millennium :mastodon: a PhD on Multimedia Databases 🎥 (Yes that was a respectable research topic once upon a time pre-birdsite!)

is my academic home.

Entrepreneur: co-founder of (spinque.com)

IDF.social admin.

Loves indie music: follow me at @arjenpdevries if you are interested in gigs, events, etc.

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Inaugural toots on idf.social using a photo of lunch with Nick Belkin after attending the now Dr. Hugo Huurdeman defense.

See also:
timelessfuture.com/phd

Oh ja, we hebben polls!

We're hiring! We're currently looking for a 'Web Developer' to join the Mojeek team. Check out the link for more details. mojeek.com/about/careers/web_d

There's an indie search engine called Mojeek on the fediverse at:

@Mojeek

You can try their search at:

mojeek.com

I don't know much about Mojeek, but they seem to be using their own index rather than repackaging others'.

They also emphasise privacy and not tracking users.

They're a private company so it's unclear who owns them, but it's the same situation with DuckDuckGo.

#SearchEngines #Search #Alternatives

Double standards:

Huawei - flaws indicate spying.
Intel - flaws indicate, well, flaws.

Three conclusions to draw from #Google denying #Huawei access to software: (1) The #FSFE urges users to use Free Software operating systems and applications on their computing devices. (2) Governments and especially the European Union should invest more resources in #FreeSoftware to gain independence from large enterprises and other states. (3) The FSFE urges companies to use as much Free Software as possible in their supply chains. fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201905 #pmpc

I just made my domain ready for IndieWeb. After a nice request on the IRC channel, the first webmentions succesfully poured in!

edwinwenink.xyz/posts/31-indie

In case you missed it, there's a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Play.

It's called F-Droid and only includes free open apps that don't track you:

switching.social/ethical-alter

The installation process is slightly complicated, but once it's been installed it's extremely easy to use.

You can also follow F-Droid on here at:

@fdroidorg

#AppStores #GooglePlay #Alternatives #FDroid #Huawei #DeleteGoogle #Privacy

Big Tech Stole Our Data While Democracy Slept: Shoshana Zuboff on the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

democracynow.org/2019/3/1/big_

Disturbing news about IR researcher @seamuslawless@mastodon.social lost on Mount Everest. Show more

Over a million pro-repeal-of-net-neutrality comments were autogenerated medium.com/@jeffykao/more-than

Real peoples' identities appear to have been used without their consent by the autogenerated repeal campaign medium.com/@AGSchneiderman/an-

"Thank God for Madonna's autotune"?! Lol Dutch directness 🤣

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Mastodon

The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.