With Big Tech monopolies owning many of the online services we regularly use, is there still a space (and an audience) for platforms and content outside this mostly proprietary ecosystem? EngageMedia is up for the challenge with the launch of Cinemata, a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific. In this podcast episode, we expound on Cinemata with our Executive Director Andrew Lowenthal.
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For the month of June, Cinemata is hosting the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Pride and Independence screenings that celebrate both Pride Month and the month of the Philippines’ Independence Day.
EngageMedia announces the launch of Cinemata.org, a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific. With almost 5,000 films, Cinemata curates videos in a variety of styles and genres, including documentary, fiction, animation, experimental, and more.
Why aren’t progressive changemakers leaving Facebook for more ethical alternatives? To conclude this series on finding alternatives to corporate social media, I’ll discuss some of the challenges involved in switching to Fediverse and similar platforms, in the hopes that shedding light on such limitations will contribute to addressing them.
In this post, I’ll talk about four reasons Fediverse platforms are better than Facebook, how they address corporate social media’s problematic parts, and why we encourage everyone – especially those fed up with Facebook – to seriously consider making the switch.
Aside from producing the pilot episode, EngageMedia’s Pretty Good Podcast Team also took the challenge of only using free and open-source software to record the podcast’s episodes.
We’ll walk you through a typical workday, from the tools we use to how we stay focused (and sane) when we can’t be physically together.