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Hi! If you're reading this, please ask yourself "Why Are You Here?" - let's start with the instance you're on, and expand to mastodon. do you prefer this federated, self hosted model? just trying something new? tell us all.
You can read my and many other responses over at .
I'd love to read yours.

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Twitter is just software. Written by a company hostile to their own users, who could ban nazi's in a snap, but don't. I'm here because most are. Let's change - On the Internet, you can be in two places at once. The least that could happen is Twitter improves.

the verge doing its very best to play both sides

Hey @rpy facebook just reminded me of this.

Just want to say - still good.
:partyparrot:

@virtualwolf I always liked Internode. I liked them so much I went to work for them. But they are just TPG dancing around in their corpse now and I want to avoid the parent company and all subsidiaries now.

subtwet 

Morning everyone- what’s up?
I’m currently getting paid to sit on my ass and wait for sign-in to process

forcibly ejected from the animal crossing fan club because, and i quote, “by this point we’re all well aware that animal crossing is a gamified abstraction of the spectacle and we’re well aware that it’s merely a distraction from the daily alienation of capitalism, but you never talk about anything else and frankly you’re depressing everyone”

This guy discovered that Facebook is using steganography to encode tracking data in photo files that are downloaded:
twitter.com/oasace/status/1149

You don't have to read the entire patent application, just search for "sorry":

patents.google.com/patent/US93

😂

(via @qbi)

I have been organising the house today and it's been going ok because of wife approval factor. :P

A nice writeup of the strangeness going on with Mastodon and Gab that was very informative, at least for me. It's disheartening, to say the least, that this schism is happening. theverge.com/platform/amp/2019

Gab discourse, Nazis, not quite tongue-in-cheek 

Mastodon Gestalt Timeline:

2017: HOLY SHIT IT'S BBSES
2018: WAIT NO, IT'S SORTA TWITTER WITHOUT NAZIS
2019: HANG THE FUCK ON IS THIS EMAIL
2020: OH GOD RUN IT'S NEWSGROUPS, WE REINVENTED NEWSGROUPS

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Welcome to thundertoot! A Mastodon Instance for 'straya