Browser activity and IP addresses are
being logged by government surveillance.
Anonymity is won only by understanding
and using multiple tools
4 weeks ago
It's literally the very first post ever posted on Openbook. It clearly states that the first line of tags following the content of the post should be 2 to 3 tags describing the post, starting from the broadest topic to the most specific subject. This is like our "Dewey Decimal System" on Openbook. This is how we categorize information, so that Openbook can be a useful tool, an accessible bank of knowledge that's easily navigated so that we can all use it to learn from each other efficiently. We take the extra time to check what tags are already listed on the "Search" page so we can see if there are pre-existing tags which are suitable to use. We do this to avoid lots of useless tags that all mean the same thing, or mean nothing at all. We try to have one tag for each meaning, so try not to create new tags unless there's no way to describe your post with existing tags.
So please, against all odds, please struggle to describe your post succinctly with three increasingly specific tags, no more, on the first line of tags after the post's content. This makes it easy for all of us to see what the content of a post is about, at a glance, so we don't waste each other's time. If you need to tag it with more than the three tags, just put those tags on a separate line after the first line of tags. Or put them in the text of the post.
#reminder💬 #Openbook💬 #openbook101💬
2 months ago
How has technology steered our minds?
What have we become?
While technology delivered infinitely powerful tools to augment our minds, that same technology slowly became ubiquitous, addictive, and inescapable. As we became dependent on it, the companies who depended on selling it to us became dependent on ways to monetize our attention. Our technologies evolved into digital slot machines, pandering to our base emotions, grasping for our attention and refusing to let go.
The very technology which showed such promise to free our minds had evolved into a tool of our enslavement.
It's time to take back our attention.
WARNING: This video does plug an expensive product, but the way it describes the history of our enslavement to our devices is extremely well done.
#attentioneconomy💬 #animation💬 #video💬
2 months ago
If you found this, and you're reading this.... you are the resistance.
Use #fskynet💬 to FIND THE OTHERS! The A.I. hasn't caught on to the hashtag, yet. Use #fskynet💬 to find the other humans.
P.S. How ridiculous is it that I fail the "Voigt-Kampff Test" Captcha half the time, cause it's so hard to read, but the bots are pouring over the castle walls like it ain't no thang...
2 months ago
Announcing Operation: #whatsinit💬?
The chemical industry has gotten way out of hand. The industrial complex is so over-reaching that it's hard to find anything that isn't full of toxins, and harder to figure out exactly which toxins. Lobbyists have muddled the truth, and slowed progress in regulation, as usual.. and when a chemical does finally get regulated, chemists often just swap out one molecule for another, give it another name, and the show goes on.
This operation calls for seeking out the truth to what things contains what chemicals. This includes food, household items, natural products - everything. What's in it? What don't we know?
Label your posts in a way that organizes it by the items themselves, like @food💬, @lumber💬, @clothing💬, or whatever else you're exposing, and finally tag it with #whatsinit💬
2 months ago
#Openbook101💬 is where we explain how to use Openbook, and how to get the most out of your time here.
Openbook is not a replacement for Facebook. It is something completely different. However, we do recommend getting off of Facebook, and using Openbook, instead... because of those differences.
Openbook was made to allow users to circumvent the mass culture of social media.
Openbook was made to allow technological laymen to more easily circumvent the mass surveillance of the internet.
Openbook was made to help detox your mind from your mind prisons, to grow beyond the narrow idea of who you are, and open your mind to who you could be. And to allow us to communicate more directly by stripping the message of the messenger.
To learn more about how to best use Openbook, read more #openbook101💬.
2 months ago
We use hashtags wisely on the #openbook💬 of ~camp.
This means we use hashtags sparingly, and only when they indicate precisely what the post is about.
Do not use a new hashtag if there is an existing hashtag that you could use in it's place. You can browse pre-existing hashtags at the top of the search page. Only use a new hashtag after giving it some thought.
Keep in mind that a wiki page is automatically generated for every hashtag we use on here, so if you use a new hashtag be prepared to write the initial wiki page for it, to provide a worthwhile definition, and give the rest of us some guidance on how to use it. You can get to the wiki page by clicking the little word bubble just to the right of any hashtag.
To mention a hashtag without tagging your own post with it, use @ instead of #. This helps us stay organized by allowing us refer to a topic or operation without labeling our post as a part of the topic or operation. That way, when people search for a topic, casual mentions of the topic won't show up in the search results.
Finally, to help categorize posts for the human eye, the very last line of any post should be just 2 or 3 hashtags which most accurately describe the post, with the first hashtag being the broadest topic, and the last hashtag being the most specific to the post.
To learn how to best use hashtags, check out @hashtags101💬.
To get the most out of Openbook, check out @openbook101💬.
2 months ago
When sharing lessons with each other about how to better search for information, especially in regards to searching on the internet, we use the hashtag #searchlores💬.
1. to look into or over carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something.
2. to uncover, find, or come to know by inquiry or scrutiny.
1. something that is taught.
2. something that is learned.
This phrase is used in tribute to Fravia+ of ye olde website "searchlores" on which he explained in great detail how to get the most out of the internet and resist the tendency to be mislead or funneled into a certain worldview by search engines. Ah, the good old days... That was even before so-called "social media" started using artificial intelligence algorithms, unwittingly funneling us humans into filter bubbles, echo chambers, and other such psychological feedback loops.
Fravia's website here: http://search.lores.eu/indexo.htm