Putting stuff under a CW (content warning) isn’t censorship or even self-censorship. It’s a sign of empathy. You’re signaling that you understand that the thing you’re excited about may be received by everyone the same way. CW gives others choice. It’s common curtesy over entitlement to attention.
thread on why people on mastodon put content warnings on politics Show more
okay so, in my early days on mastodon, I didnt understand why people were expected to put content warnings on politics
to me it seemed like just another example of a community trying to stay together while excusing people for views that completely exclude the communities most marginalized members, and an attempt to silence those members
as i stayed on mastodon, however, i realized that this, just wasnt the case
Hey do you notice how there isn't a single ad or piece of sponsored content anywhere on this website? Isn't it great? It's great.
Here's the bad news: this website is NOT free. Since we're not paying a corporation with our private information or advertisers with our eyeballs, we need to pay directly the people who are running the servers and banning nazis.
Do what you can, folks.
Insects in art Show more
So I went to the new Transbay Terminal, and the one thing I haven’t seen talked about yet is - are these lovingly decorated bedbugs in the terrazzo floor!? Or are these supposed to be something else? There are also little inlaid butterflies and other neat insects in other spots, but this is a fascinating choice.
Humble suggestion that “shitposting” on masto be renamed to “pooptootin”
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"Bioluminous Larak" by Pooyan Shadpoor. (Bioluminescent phytoplankton along the shore of Larak, Iran.) https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/2015/7/man-ocean-phytoplankton/
I look forward to a future with more old ladies with full sleeve tattoos 💪
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