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Dan York @danyork@mastodon.social

This past Sunday (April 22) was the 25th anniversary of the release of Mosaic, the web browser that first brought in the inline images we take for granted today.... and in so many ways brought about the Internet as we know it today. In 1993, I was teaching “Intro to the Internet” courses to corporate clients, primarily in the northeast US, and so was watching / experimenting with Mosaic intently. It was an amazing time. I felt inspired to write about the anniversary... circleid.com/posts/20180425_ap

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Fun... the Working Group at passes out two stickers to celebrate the approval of 🙂

‪Waiting at Bradley (BDL) to begin the overnight journey (via Dulles / IAD) over the pond to London for ... ‬
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My challenge with Mastodon (and other web services) comes down to having too many browser windows open on any given day.... I may have a couple dozen browser windows, each with 10+ tabs.... and somewhere in all that madness is mastodon. What would help was if there was a MacOS X "app". That was I could alt+tab between it or find it in the Dock. Yes, I can make an "app" using Fluid... and maybe I will. Some kind of separate window would help.

New audio: TDYR 337 - What is a “bonspiel”? I explain a bit about bonspiels... - soundcloud.com/danyork/tdyr-33

BEHOLD! Today is a great day... iOS 11.1 brings us.... the stone emoji ! 😉 🥌🥌🥌
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Early yesterday morning I learned that there is this whole world of “chat fiction” out there that I had no clue about... so naturally I had to record a short audio segment about it... soundcloud.com/danyork/tdyr-33

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A lot of people are missing the point of the twitter boycott. Ok heres how twitter works, they sell your data to advertisers for money, any interactions, good or bad are data they can sell.

All that harassment women get? That makes them money. All the call outs, all the toxic shit, all the fights with bad people? Makes them money.

They have a vested interest in creating engagement and nothing does that better than anger. They keep the bad people around because they know you will fight them. Thats data, they can sell that and then market to people just like you.

While they market to the people who want to abuse you too.

*not using twitter* is literally the only way to hurt them.

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Yes, Twitter these days does very much seem like an outrage machine. Outrage keeps users engaged with the platform so that their furious retweets can be graphed and monetized.

I am using Amaroq right now, but it is an iPhone app that gets blown up to a large size. And it only works in portrait orientation.

Any good iPad clients for Mastodon? Particularly for landscape orientation?

Hello again, Mastodon universe!

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for #WomenBoycottTwitter day

How to Quit Twitter 4Ever in 3 Easy Steps: A primer for my friends who really want to quit Twitter but don’t know how. #bsxp

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