publicspaces.net/2021/07/28/in

"Waarom kunnen we eigenlijk via Signal geen bericht sturen aan opa 👨 op Whatsapp of Facebook? En waarom kan dat met verschillende mailservices wel? 📬

Dat is een goede vraag. We praten erover met PhD-kandidaat Roel Roscam Abbing in een gesprek over #interoperabiliteit en #federatie modellen."

Looks quite interesting: https://jmp.chat/

"JMP gives you a real phone number that is yours for calling and texting, including group and picture messages, that works from all your devices at once."

Tooting this link I found in another toot instead of boosting because of the undescribed image in the original toot (and the image isn't even relevant ot the toot :blobcatfacepalm:​):

w3.org/International/questions

Personal names around the world

People who create web forms, databases, or ontologies are often unaware how different people’s names can be in other countries. They build their forms or databases in a way that assumes too much on the part of foreign users. This article will first introduce you to some of the different styles used for personal names, and then some of the possible implications for handling those on the Web.

I'm intentionally not attributing the original toot.

Het ABP had 25 miljard euro rijker kunnen zijn als het in 2016 investeringen in fossiele brandstoffen had vervangen door groene aandelen!

gofossilfree.org/nl/abp-had-mi

BCS Informer is looking for articles for the next issue. If you organised events at SIGIR 2021, we would welcome your contribution. Any other IR-related topic or event report welcome. Deadline August 5. Drop me a message if you're interested. irsg.bcs.org/informer/

We've reached 4,000 subscribers and are now counting 500+ million pageviews per month! 😍 #degoogled

SQLBolt, interactive SQL lessons and exercises in the browser

sqlbolt.com/

Congratulations, Harrie Oosterhuis, for winning the Best Paper Award!

I absolutely love the explosion of tech creativity that #ActivityPub brought onto the world.

Turns out having a single well-defined protocol with multiple implementations lets people Do Fun Things. <3

A bit over 8 years I posed a question about finding a common protocol to the Federated Social Web W3C mailing list:
lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/p

The thread offers a decent snapshot of why people felt this "single protocol" approach is impossible.

Happy ActivityPub was able to prove them wrong!

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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.