The Plain View Project is a database of public Facebook posts and comments made by current and former police officers from several jurisdictions across the United States.
We present these posts and comments because we believe that they could undermine public trust and confidence in our police. In our view, people who are subject to decisions made by law enforcement may fairly question whether these online statements about race, religion, ethnicity and the acceptability of violent policing—among other topics—inform officers’ on-the-job behaviors and choices.
To be clear, our concern is not whether these posts and comments are protected by the First Amendment. Rather, we believe that because fairness, equal treatment, and integrity are essential to the legitimacy of policing, these posts and comments should be part of a national dialogue about police.
Designed to reduce the burden of blocking when many accounts are attacking you, or when a few accounts are attacking many people in your community. It uses the Twitter API. If you choose to share your list of blocks, your friends can subscribe to your list so that when you block an account, they block that account automatically. When blocklists are updated, the changes are propagated without your having to do anything.
Requires that you grant access to your Twitter account to the service.
If there are accounts that you blocked before you started using Block Together, and then you subscribe to a blocklist which happens to include that account, and then you stop using that blocklist, the accounts will stay blocked. It doesn't un-do any blocks you put in yourself.
Blocklists top out at 250k accounts.
In this post, we’ll be looking at how we can use a deep learning model to train a chatbot on my past social media conversations in hope of getting the chatbot to respond to messages the way that I would.
Ethical and privacy-conscious alternatives for websites and apps.
A search engine for blogs that tries to avoid spam sites by keeping track of who links to which blogs how often. Kind of like one of Google's earlier indexing methods.
Another search engine for stalking^Wtracking down people on the Net. Interesting in that it also indexes the deep web (i.e., much of the dynamic content that a lot of search engines don't or can't reach). Includes such sources as ICQ, the US SEC, Amazon, and LexisNexis. Tends to chain searches out to Google. Offers specific links to pay-for-play background research websites. Interestingly, returns results from online petitions, both public and private.
How to protect your privacy on Etsy.
F/OSS software that implements invitation-only discussion groups for journalists and activists to communicate. Interestingly, it is designed to make use of whatever networking methods are available to it. It's possible to export messages to bundles transported on removable media (ala QWK Mail) to synch Briar instances (albeit with considerable latency).
HybridAuth is a library for web apps which implements social sign-ins (meaning, you authenticate with an existing social network account (like Twitter or Facebook)) rather than applying for an account with an e-mail address. Lets the user import established profiles and contact lists from the socnet account they logged in with. Also has a library of plugins for existing frameworks and applications, from Drupal to Concrete to Wordpress. Written in PHP so that it'll run on just about every webhost out there out of the box.
software -open-source -web -php -library -authentication -social-networks -cms -plugins
How matrix algebra can be used on a table of names and membership checkmarks to develop a detailed social connection network.
A website which allows you to pick one or more online services to delete yourself from. Also flags which services you can't delete yourself from (scroll all the way down to the bottom).
Open source, Github repo here: http://github.com/rmlewisuk/justdelete.me
Somebody's design for an open and distributed Facebook work-alike socnet. scrapbookthis
A python module for abstracting various federated socnet protocols into a single API. Meant to make it easy to hook your own code into social networking software using the federation network protocol instead of the client integration API. Implements part of Diaspora right now.
An online webapp that lets you explore any mastodon instance's local view and pick out accounts to follow.
An intelligence project site of the alt-right.
socnet and archive of public and open data for research and study. Encourages people to upload their own datasets for others to use. I use Github to authenticate.
github repo for a Firefox as well as a Chrome addon plugin that interfaces with Keybase. It adds Twitter checkmark-like icons next to the usernames of Keybase users on Twitter, only each icon represents a socnet they're on.
A website that lets you search for people's names and handles across socnets.