I rage-quit Twitter at the end of November in 2016. As someone who has worked in online communities for close to 20 years, I couldn’t stand being a member of a community where the people in charge cared so very little for their users. We worked very hard at Flickr to make sure that people were safe. Your company isn’t the government and you can delete any account at any time for any reason. If you create a community, it’s your jobs to ensure that it’s safe for all.

@hchamp word. So what's going on with Flickr, now? Would it be possible to open source Flickr. I still have my infinite upload legacy account, lol.

@hchamp I quit recently too. I have a lot of feels about this. Silicon Valley is so good at appropriating the word 'community' when it makes for good PR but I don't think they understand what the word connotes

Birdsite, Nazis 

Birdsite, Nazis 

@hchamp so much this. I fought at Twitter in the very early days to take the approach you'd taken at Flickr. Sadly, I lost, but for a long time I thought that just meant being fired. In retrospect, I'm not sure there's anything that could have been done given the cast there. On the plus side, I'm really glad to see you here! It's far from perfect, and Twitter still has monopolistic control of a giant network, but at least there's the possibility of real community here.

@blaine @hchamp Yes, very much agree with your point about the possibility of community (or communities!). I am optimistic about Mastodon as a whole in a way I haven’t been about a thing for a while.

@hchamp Sorry to resurrect a 2-day-old toot, but a) WORD and b) I know this feeling well. I do customer & tech support professionally and bad support actually kills me. 😭

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