After sleeping on it, I think #Mastodon should rename ‘instances’ to ‘Communities.’
Instances feels too technical and I see even savvy people struggling to understand it.
I argue communities would make much more sense. It denotes much of the purpose behind _why_ this service has different instances, and many people will already be familiar with the concept from Reddit (the, what, sixth most popular site on the net?).
The Cure said that both Tuesdays and Wednesdays you can stay in bed, so don't feel bad about it if you need to.
🤔 “Facebook taps banks, but for chatbots not purchase data like Google — [#Privacy] Backlash swelled this morning after #Facebook’s aspirations in financial services were blown out of proportion by a Wall Street Journal report that neglected how the social network already works with banks.”
A mountain of bicycles is sitting in a Dallas recycling yard after the bike sharing business Ofo pulled up stakes in the city.
Pictures of the bicycles at CMC Recycling have been buzzing. Out of the thousands of bikes the company pulled off Dallas streets, hundreds ended up at the recycling center in south Dallas.
Even though Facebook went through some (timid) trouble waters earlier in the year they are going back at it hard again. They want so much of our information, but are so careless with it.
FFS - this is 10%+ of more web browser tracking from within the walled-garden of the human rights abusing & #privacy invading Facebook. "Facebook is now a major mobile browser in U.S., with 10%+ market share in many states"
Jaron Lanier’s book “Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” is a fascinating book on the vast and horrible system that we have built in the name of “increasing engagement” (or addicting users) and profit.
Definitely recommended. (I think I picked it up because of a toot from @nolan? Thanks, if so.)
I feel like part of why I run a Mastodon instance is definitely an attempt to provide social media that is not part of that vast machine. Whether it succeeds in that, and whether it (and other distributed social media projects) will continue to succeed in that is an open question...
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
If you want to discover free music that you can stream, download and share legally, you can find lots of it at Jamendo:
(Remember to include the CC licence type when you share a track, you can see this next to a track's download link).
Any other suggestions for sources of free legal music?
Web: We noticed you're using an Ad blocker
Me: I noticed you're using 32 tracking services.
Saudi Arabia planned to invade Qatar last summer and Rex Tillerson intervened.
This is an awesome book! So simple and creative.
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