"The spectacle, like modern society, is at once unified and divided. Like society, it builds its unity on the disjunction. But the contradiction, when it emerges in the spectacle, is in turn contradicted by a reversal of its meaning, so that the demonstrated division is unitary, while the demonstrated unity is divided."
--Guy Debord, "Society of the Spectacle," Thesis 54
More annoyed bird venting (hopefully my last)
"Sure every update just makes Twitter less convenient, we're bombarded by corporate advertisement pretending to engage us meaningfully, innocent users are being suspended daily for standing up to terfs and nazis who suffer no consequences for their harrassment, and Twitter staff has shown Literally Zero Interest in fixing ANY of these issues...but what if my Instance's mod is a jerk and I dont get as many followers there? I dunno you guys. :///"
they want to save the #internet in europe - https://torrentfreak.com/europeans-take-upload-filter-protests-to-the-streets-180815/ - has the internet been here yet?
Looks like Introductions is a common thing here so Hey 👋
I'm a web developer during the day and in my free time I work on side projects under the name http://voyager.studio.
Right now I'm building a bookmarking tool called Cherrypicked, you can check that out here: http://cherrypicked.io
The mastodon stages:
1: getting used to the interface
2: discovering that most people are just people, engaged in everyday adventures, big & small
3: the allure of the notification sound
4: a gradual getting used to the fact that not everything is about US politics, and that it's okay to filter it out on a macro level
5: a quiet moment when you think "there can still be poetry in this world"
6: some sort of reconciliation with the quantum magic that is the federated timeline
US bosses now earn 312 times the average worker's wage - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/aug/16/ceo-versus-worker-wage-american-companies-pay-gap-study-2018
reader of books, creative writer of fan fiction when inspired, beginning programmer of Python and Emacs Lisp
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