evolbug boosted

How one tweet can ruin your life | Jon Ronson

For the longest time Jon Ronson reveled in the fact that Twitter gave a voice to the voiceless ... the social media platform gave us all a chance to speak up and hit back at perceived injustice. But somewhere along the way, things took a turn.


@AdamKS and don't forget, even if you have above-average mental capacity, it doesn't make you immune to this garbage, in fact if you fall to it, it's even more insidious as you have the toolset to weaponize your smarts and rationalize it against any counter-argument

@AdamKS yeahh i've been on the internet for long enough to know why and how they work; you'd think knowing your enemy would make it easier to fight it, but unfortunately that's not how it goes most of the time, it takes a lot of similar psychological manipulation to undo each one of the conspiracies and a fuckton more to build the victims a mental framework to keep them away. It's ten times as hard to do that for people who are pretty smart on their own, which is my case.

@AdamKS it's really exhausting trying to mop up the damage... my own mother has fallen prey to these exact conspiracy theories, i have no idea where she got them from since she doesn't use internet all that much and no social networks, and she refuses to tell me where

@hecanjog @metasyn pngquant on its own is very easy to use and crunches down pngs like crazy while able to still be pretty accurate to the original, it's one of my favourites

@dragon @holly @norikawa i want to see this happen so badly, take down half the Web boys, let's fucking GOOOOOOOO!

@stux in only two weeks and $50 in transaction fees, you too, can send your friend $5 worth of lunch money! the currency of the future!

@stux personally i wish the numbers weren't there at all, boosting imo should only and only be a way to propagate a particular toot (notifying the OP, but not counting), and favourites should be only private bookmarks. I believe without a lazy "notify X that i like this" button, there would be more meaningful human interaction, since the existing system still inherently has the point mining incentive, the numbers _are_ there afterall

@koyu shouldn't matter, assuming the gemini browsers understand ssl in general, it should be the exact same process as you would have with https. ssl was built to live between tcp and whatever other protocol your application has

@koyu wouldn't the usual approach with nginx-as-ssl-proxy work? docs.nginx.com/nginx/admin-gui ; ssl should work independently of the server protocol

@neauoire become a polymath; create a business around distributed software that deplatforms centralised giants; fund, create and organize taskforces to combat climate change at all levels of the issue, from political to practical (agriculture, education, technological, etc)

@Novimatrem the gnome ecosystem is very monolithic as well, meaning you can't uninstall most components without the DE breaking either

@Novimatrem basically nothing, unless you want to dig around for forks or something, gnome3 is the heaviest DE by now, even past KDE because KDE rewrote theirs to actually address the issues.

@toast i did not suggest it, i simply showed it exists, you argue technical implementation not the intended purpose, resulting to personal attacks because you disagree is pretty low.

Show older

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!