Shit. I think I know why social networks (including Mastodon) don't foster personal connection: There isn't a shared activity to bond over. No one is doing anything together. It's just people thinking out loud.
Even the special interest instances on this network don't really facilitate that, because they are too meta and only talk about a specific interest without facilitating the shared participation in said activity.
That's what made my old site ArtGrounds work. You could draw there.
This has been an idea I have been waiting for, for so long!
Feeling delighted to be a part of this activist community....greetings from India....
A first post is a sacred post so I invoke all the forces for good on the planet <3
A new world is well on its way :)
Its hard for people to see/understand the difference between personal and social conversations as the #deathcult has banished understanding of the social. Its a basic problem we face.
I'm very much interested in politics, but still don't think Mastodon is a good platform for political discussion. I certainly don't think complicated ideas can be communicated well here. On the other hand I don't trust people who consider themselves 'apolitical'. I call that 'has no idea what's going on in the world and/or doesn't care'.
So, uh. You know Invidious, the privacy-focused front end for YouTube?
Someone made the same thing except it's for Twitter. And it has RSS support.
"I feel that I don't get to say this about many projects: FreedomBox impressed me."
That's one excerpt from DistroWatch's review of #FreedomBox. Though FreedomBox isn't perfect, we're proud to receive a largely positive review!
Read the full review: https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20190930#freedombox
Its still there at the entrance of the Humboldt university https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theses_on_Feuerbach
This will be the second part of the talk, the first part video is here https://youtu.be/-tKWqH_hfRk
Battery chain saws have come on, borrowed one to cut fire wood for #boatingeurope
Heading out of Berlin for the weekend to go mushroom picking in the forest #boatingeurope
"Dell—along with the largest cloud-based private companies, Amazon, Apple, and Google—regarded the rise of the cloud as
a new age of computing. But in concept, at least, it was something of a regression to the old mainframe architecture of computing’s earliest history, where many users all depended upon a single powerful central core that could only be maintained by an elite cadre of professionals."
Political and tech - On the political side, there is arrogance and ignorance, on the geek side there is naivety and over- complexity
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