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I also resent Sheryl Sandberg being referred to as a “feminist icon.” It’s not feminist to run a corporation that screws other women (and other marginalised groups) and makes them more vulnerable. Feminist success shouldn’t be defined by model set by the patriarchy.

‘Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis’

“As evidence accumulated that Facebook’s power could also be exploited to disrupt elections, broadcast viral propaganda and inspire deadly campaigns of hate around the globe, Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg stumbled. Bent on growth, the pair ignored warning signs and then sought to conceal them from public view.”

Also on our forum:

I’m speaking at AraCon in Berlin in January. Let me know if you’ll be there too.

Better Blocker 2018.2 release for macOS and iOS

What’s new?

• Even simpler interface, consistent across the macOS and iOS versions.

• Displays version and last update information for blocking rules.

• Exceptions is now called the Do Not Block list.

• macOS: Fixes El Capitan crash.

• Comes bundled with the latest blocking rules.

The quest to design an ethical social media platform – Jennifer Johnson on The Week

How lovely to see such a nice article on Mastodon and ethical design in The Week from the journalist that @laura introduced to Mastodon.


‪This could (probably is) being used with political propaganda. Fun!‬

‪Working on blocking a tracker that uses your “emotional data” to deliver video ads. I’m curious whether the devs, designers and marketing heroes ever stopped to think… “is this ethical?” ‬

‪I’m going to assume nah.‬

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Reading yet another article on new developments in the tech industry exclusively citing the work of white men… snore.

Had a fun time chatting with the lovely folks of Thundernerds podcast this evening. Pretty chuffed to be amongst their impressive lineup. You can already get the video at

‪First slick move in this new year: noisily trip up the stairs in house full of sleeping babes. Yeah, 32 isn’t any less clumsy than 31.‬

‪Turning 32 with a house full of Kalbags. So much of my heart under one roof.‬

Making progress on the layout for the @better update with @laura’s grid work.

That was an unusually tame toot from me. I’m turning 32 at the end of the week, maybe I’m becoming (more) boring as I age.

I do a lot of comparing what’s loading on desktop and mobile versions of sites. It is baffling to me that so many folks still put so much work into separate sites rather than doing responsive design.

Folks using their Mastodon profile fields for pronouns are so smart!

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Little updates, posts, and toot-able things by Laura Kalbag. Leave your surveillance capitalism shackles behind and come join me in the fediverse! Want to know why I’m here? Read my post on ‘What is Mastodon and why should I use it?’