Happy first birthday Aus.Social!
I'll be launching a PixelFed (Instagramish) to Celebrate! 🎉
Lastly... if you feel the urge to support us and our community, Please feel free to throw me a dollar at https://www.patreon.com/shleeau
We published a statement on our stance on neutrality of free software (and why we won't stay neutral in this case): https://f-droid.org/en/2019/07/16/statement.html
Newspaper article on the lost railway lines of Melbourne:
#WhyAreYouHere you know, on Mastodon?
I'm here to find more community, more friends. I want to find more artists, and also to share my own art. I want to chat with other parents of young children about... well, kids. And the challenges of raising them. I want to feel safe talking about things like being probably autistic. I want to spend less time marinating in the woe woe woe of the world, but I like that I can CW it if I do want to talk about those things.
Savage but Best. Media. Release. Ever. https://fionapatten.com.au/news/media-release-reason-leader-fiona-patten-mp-reacts-election-one-nations-malcom-roberts/
@mike knowing that my behavioral data allows them to create content optimised for addiction-like consumption is what did it for me
@mike I hear you, but what I was referring to goes beyond recommendations.
They know for each TV series at what episode the majority of viewers stop watching. They know for each episode when people pause or when they stop watching. They can then deduce what events need to happen at what moment to keep you watching.
Given that they create their own content, I'd say we have a bit of a conflict of interest.
That's not art, that's organised addiction enabling.
I'm not helping them.
Having read an article about it, I have just signed up for Postcrossing (https://www.postcrossing.com/), which is a website for people to send postcards to people all around the world. It randomly picks a recipient for you to send a card to, and then you receive one from another randomly chosen sender.
It looks like a really nice way to learn a bit about other cultures and get good post from friendly people 😀