"This small device creates a portal to a new dimension."
"Wow! Are there people there?"
"No, it's a tiny dimension, just large enough for a wallet or phone."
"So it's useless."
"No! It can add pockets to any garment."
"We already have pockets."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Oh nice, @erincandescent is here :)
Erin is the person who transformed the Pump API into the first draft of what became ActivityPub. ActivityPub wouldn't have happened without her hard work!
it's 2100. we continue to use regular telephones but everyone owns at least a dozen of them. we all have robot house-servants, mainly to keep track of all our telephones and bring us the right one when it rings. a popular young person has upwards of 30 telephones, several in each room of the house. magazines and print newspapers are still going - thriving, in fact. the largest is the New Fork Times, with its 85 weekly panels of hentai, "the sunday fuckys". also, nobody uses the internet anymore
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It is kind of sad not seeing open-source social platforms attracting users fast enough.
I needed to install WhatsApp today because well, I might actually end up failing in this semester if I don't. All important news and material are provided in a WhatsApp group comprised of my classmates.
folks i'm gonna be real honest with you...
i NEED this Mastodon thing to take off because i just ordered 80,000 of these bumper stickers from the printer, and i can't afford to be caught holdin' my junk if this whole thing fizzles.
please consider my personal commercial interests when choosing a social media platform, thk u!
@nico Yeah, it's funny how all the stuff that people never considered when they joined birdsite (the common euphemism for Tw*tter here on Mastodon, BTW) suddenly become reasons not to join Mastodon according to its detractors.
Hello new #Mastodon folks! 🐘
Have you heard of the #Fediverse? 🗺️
It's a set of community projects that use the #ActivityPub standard to talk to each other.
Mastodon is the most well developed, but there are many works in progress too:
YouTube -> PeerTube 🎞️
...and many others.
Actually, I first joined Mastodon around 2017-05-24, and then created an account on mastosoc, then deleted that account, then came back, and now I am instance hopping for emojis.
Reminder for newcomers: Know about your instance!
Each instance should have an about page at /about/more (e.g. Octodon's is at: https://octodon.social/about/more )
You can usually learn who runs your instance (if you don't know already) AND, hey, they might have a way that you can support the costs of running the instance financially, like Patreon
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