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 #WhyAreYouHere.
I'd love to read yours.
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. #DepreciateTwitter
The Popup Trombone lets you play trombone by resizing your window. This is the silly web I love!!!!
Hey @rpy facebook just reminded me of this.
Just want to say - still good.
@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.
It didn’t take Amazon too long to find something evil to do with their purchase of Ring https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/06/police-offer-amazon-ring-free-exchange-access/592243/
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:
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. https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/7/12/20691957/mastodon-decentralized-social-network-gab-migration-fediverse-app-blocking
The radio respecter has logged on https://ift.tt/2JCUGQa