@rysiek @Gargron @mykd omg I just did it. That’s so simple but such a brilliant idea, ty. I’ve been wondering what rss was for for years. I did it with particular people I follow under a specific topic. That way I can have my Covid Careful ppl together ❤️ . It’s a shame we can’t follow people on twitter that way - you could have their posts show up on a feed and not have to sort through the mess. @trendless lookie!
@moonlightsiesta I use Nextcloud instead of Google Drive/docs/sheets/keep etc. It also has "apps" for rss reading, bookmarks, passwords, instant messaging, video chat, project management, invoicing, and on and on. It can be installed anywhere; mine's on a mini computer in my house. Amazing software, albeit not without bugs. @nextcloud
That would certainly make sense to me. They killed so much external access to their data, really reduced the usefulness of the site. I basically gave up using it then, until pandemic times dragged me back.
I wonder if it's because I set the description of my server (zeroes.ca) to "COVID careful Twitter refugees ♥️"
@trendless it was what we were discussing on Twitter - how to keep our Covid ppl together regardless of the platform. I wanted to see if it was possible to do it. And it looks like we can - we just don’t have that functionality in Twitter. I loved the “Covid Careful” label in that discussion.
I agree 100%. I hope people will be willing to make a change. In light of all the moderation/labeling issues over there, even prior to Musk's offer (and if it does eventually fall through), it's time to look for alternatives. We need a community we can moderate ourselves, together, based on our shared values and priorities. I'm absolutely astounded at how well the general fediverse ethos seems to dovetail with #COVIDcautious, tbh.
But as always, a big part of the value is experts. Really hoping they can see the benefit of something like scholar.social or maybe someone can setup an MD-focused instance. I'm happy to have 'em come to zeroes.ca, too, fwiw (tho' I'll need to crowdfund if there are enough folks that the server needs to be upgraded). Anything to keep the conversation and access to info+data going.
@trendless aww thanks. Our twitter community is especially important with so many experts dropping the ball and I want to make sure community gets strengthened. Best way is through connections.
@trendless that might be the easiest way to entice them. A dedicated “I’ll be your admin and help you get over here” service for our folk. The learning curve can be a hard one to get through when there’s such bad inertia and we’ve just gotten used to easy but limited media. A lot of people have just been going: “too hard, too confusing.”
@trendless a bit like coming into a space and going “oh wait, we’re not still debating if the world is flat?” It’s been a real wake-up call to see we deserve and should demand better.
@moonlightsiesta yes. We've forgotten it doesn't have to be that way and normalized the bad behaviour.
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