Who's ready to read my not so spicy, not very hot take on the latest Mastodon Scraping deal?

I think it's ready!

On Scraping Mastodon:

If they hadn't misunderstood the difference between a name of a field and the social and cultural implications of it's usage, this paper wouldn't have been written.

medium.com/@maloki/on-scraping

@maloki

1) well written. nicely done.

2) WTFOMGBBQ??? :flan_confused:​ I mean... WHAT???

I wish I was surprised. This whole 'research' *reeks* of "computer people doing utterly superficial research and thinking that they understand a topic." Which is endemic with this crowd.

Next up, they'll solve global warming with blockchain. :flan_set_fire:

@mwlucas @maloki sadly there's money to be made in computer phrenology

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