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Just became a Mastodon supporter at the $240/year level. Join me!

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Long, long ago, I built personality tests designed to go viral on what we called “the blogosphere”. That same mechanism was used to harvest personal data from 50M Americans. Here’s how. words.werd.io/personality-test

Really hoping I see some decentralized social services as part of the application for Matter’s ninth cohort. Which opens for pitches on Thursday.

Instagram dropshippers are fascinating, but hopefully going away. werd.io/2018/insta-capitalism

Good interview with Reid Hoffman. I hadn’t considered the DMCA angle on hate speech, but he’s absolutely right. play.radiopublic.com/recode-de

Okay, having an iOS app completely elevates Mastodon. Let's see.

"Toot? That's like farting. I don't think that's good copy."

Just saying ...

I'm curious about how Mastodon is organized, and how they're going to make it sustainable (in terms of people continuing to contribute and make it awesome, not necessarily money).

This is pretty cool. I'm not on board with the Tweetdeck-style interface, but maybe I can find an alternative one? I'd also like to run my own hub, obviously.