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Johan Bové

Johan Bové

First week without Twitter went well - getting by just fine keeping up-to-date on the topics I am most interested in by means of IRC, RSS, ActivityPub, Webmentions, the Fediverse and the Indieweb.

Johan Bové

So de-activated the Birdsite account I had since 2010. Not sure if I will miss it. Going back to RSS, News sites, Manyverse and IRC to keep up-to-date and hear from the sources I actually really care about. Adieu Twitter.

Johan Bové

If Twitter really becomes rich-guy-with-three-nationalities 's private property, I'm out. I'm happy on the non commercial Fediverse, IRC, Discord, Manyverse and other platforms.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Joining Bellingcat's Patreon support and will keep supporting every organization fighting injustice.
But logging out of Twitter for a certain while.

Johan Bové

Imagining my current Twitter feed in the Metaverse... it would be a horrifying experience.

Johan Bové

How does Twitter serve mega accounts like Elon Musk's ? Do they have a dedicated server rack with a label with "Elon's stuff" in a datacenter?

Johan Bové

Instead of "liking" things on Twitter that I want to read later, I should be using the "bookmark" tool more - just a little tricky how it's a two-click process hidden behind the "share" button. Would be cool if "bookmark" would be more prominent.

Johan Bové

I think I am in shock. Cannot concentrate much on work. This war is getting too close to my home. Today I went to help out an Ukrainian refugee family who are staying in a hotel nearby. Two kids, including grandma. Got them a clothing shop gift certificate and bought some coloring and sticker books and a box of Legos they can take with them as they find somewhere safe to stay. Something normal. Some chocolate too as Easter is coming. Then I see the articles and pictures on the news and Twitter and I catch myself thinking: What the heck am I doing? Less than a day's driving away from my own house people are dying in a war, cities are destroyed. And for what??? Stop this inhumanity and madness!

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Twitter's "Latest Tweets show up as they happen" setting is so much better than relying on their max-consumption "top tweets" algorithm. It gives back the sense of a community on the app as you get the tweets from the people you actually follow first.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Received a reply from the Europe Direct Contact Centre to my message to the European Commission in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine

3 min read

Here is the full reply I received earlier today.

Dear Mr Bové,

Thank you for your message and for sharing your opinion and concerns with us.

We confirm that your message has been passed on to the services of the European External Action Service, who have taken note of it.

"The situation is changing rapidly and we encourage you to follow the below official channels for any new updates:

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/111539/latest-news-ukraine_en

 

Further measures to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine: Press statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, 27 February 2022

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/111751/further-measures-respond-russian-in...

EU sanctions against Russia following the invasion of Ukraine 26 February 2022

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/fs_22_1402

Please also find attached Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/332 of 25 February 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. (In English only).

Frequently asked questions: Restrictive measures (sanctions)

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_22_1401

Joint Statement on further restrictive economic measures, 26 February 2022

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/STATEMENT_22_1423

 

Foreign Affairs Council: Press remarks by High Representative Josep Borrell 25 February 2022

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/111687/foreign-affairs-council-press-remar...

European Council conclusions, 24 February 2022

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2022/02/24/european-council-conclusions-24-f...

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the invasion of Ukraine by armed forces of the Russian Federation, 24 February 2022

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2022/02/24/ukraine-declaration-by-the-high-r...

Statement by President Von der Leyen at the joint press conference with NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg and President Michel

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_22_1332

EU delivers emergency civil protection assistance to Ukraine

https://ec.europa.eu/echo/news-stories/news/eu-delivers-emergency-civil-protection-assistance-ukrain...

EU solidarity with Ukraine

https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/stronger-europe-world/eu-solidarity-ukraine_...


Follow the latest tweets of HRVP Josep Borrell https://twitter.com/JosepBorrellF

Follow the latest posts of HRVP Josep Borrell https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/77199/window-world-personal-blog-hrvp-jose...

EEAS latest news on Ukraine https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/111539/latest-news-ukraine_en

EUvsDisinfo https://euvsdisinfo.eu/category/ukraine-page/

Disclaimer Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force. "

Johan Bové

Wondering why Twitter makes it a big deal with people start following you, but not when you're being unfollowed.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

What do you browse through generally first thing in the morning? Your E-mail, Twitter, Reddit, IRC, others?

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Thanks for the info and insightful stats. About the rising costs; I would personally be fine with sending brid.gy a modest monthly support for keeping the service going, especially as I totally rely on it for my publications to Twitter and Mastodon. Any way you think is cool?

Johan Bové

It's that time of the quarter again where I catch myself spending too much time scrolling through random Twitter posts.