The Onion is a better socialist publication than Jacobin and I'm not even joking
Having lurked for a while, I think the one mastodon feature I would really like is the ability to turn off the image previews. They take way too much space, imo.
I have a bunch of friends from Twitter joining Mastodon tonight so I made a quick guide to how the site works. Making it public so anyone can see/boost it if it's helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Jeg skriver at vi må redesentralisere nettet, og ta det tilbake fra Facebook, Google og andre store nettselskaper: https://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/kronikk/i/MgaK30/Vi-ma-ta-internett-tilbake--Bjorn-Stark
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Rewatching it, i'm noticing a couple of nice details.
1: Both versions of Greed at some point say that they'll give Father/Gluttony a bad stomachace if they eat him.
Which is a nice bit of foreshadowing for, well, Greed killing Father by being eaten.
I swear to the Ancient Gods of Krell I want an "expand the whole motherfucking thread of 'show more' buttons" on Mastodon.
Or I'll just open then via CSS and be done with it.
This is super frustrating. I even signed up for Amazon's streaming service because I was browsing the store for some show, and they had a button with "Watch this now on Prime Video" or whatever. Turns out, it wasn't available in Norway. Like, you know where I live Amazon, why even suggest it? 😡
(Related to shitty movie streaming in nordics: i remember an incredible smug sense of satisfaction when we got spotify (etc.) from the get-go while the anglosphere had to *wait*)
One especially bad example is Gravity Falls, which doesn't have full DVD sets, and only amazon sells it as a stream (which i can't buy, even though i can get prime video)
one incredibly frustrating thing about not living in America™️ is that buying/streaming (especially) cartoons and anime legally is often impossible.
This has gotten (a lot) better in the last few years, as netflix/hbo/crunchyroll have expanded, but it's still the case that Amazon doesn't let me buy stuff because I'm not in the US/UK
I think the challenge is taking people used to centralized models, used to dystopia, used to outrage and revolt and irony, and placing them in something almost revoltingly sincere. It’s so difficult. They get used to the only fleeting release from despair being attention.
Hey everyone, I'm working on a guide on how to thrive on Mastodon. If youve been here for more than three months, I'm curious if you would have any advice for a new user to get them to stick around and not bounce off.
All comments welcome, feel free to boost.
A lot of folks' fear is that when Mastodon grows it'll absorb bad people. I'm gonna say this. I think even if Mastodon literally grows to the size of current Twitter, the world will be better off overall just because of how Mastodon is structured and what values it represents and what tools it provides for dealing with those problems.
So after 9 months on Mastodon, I really like it here. I wrote about my experience and some advice for new users over on The Outline https://theoutline.com/post/2689/mastodon-makes-the-internet-feel-like-home-again
tired: joining mastodon.social, treating it as a centralized Twitter-like, making two complaints about “toot” and leaving
wired: joining any other instance with a community that reflects who you are, SURF THE FEDIVERSE