I don't favor the idea of autocollapsing mastodon toots.
Average word length in English is 5.1 characters, plus one space or punctuation is 6.1.
500/6.1=82 words, the maximum length of a mastodon post.
What we need in Mastodon is longer posts, not shorter ones.
Online comments to the New York Times are 1500 characters, can we at least please have that?
It is very difficult to say anything substantive or interesting or well-documented in 82 words.
#GetOnOurLawn Demonstrate to new people the culture of caring that we have. Seeing folks being cared for and caring for each other, seeing people express vulnerability and being shown understanding and compassion, seeing people ask for help and receive it… these things had a significant impact on me when I joined and really set the tone for my interacting with others here.
Dudes claiming to be the intellectual and technical elite claim that social problems such as content moderation are hard.
Problems that so many old institutions have solved. That so many organizations have put forward strategies for.
Why the heck am I still on twitter? Why am I helping this jerk make money? I've left facebook fairly painlessly, but .. I value the interactions I have on Twitter -- and I want to keep having those interactions. But it means I keep helping a horrible person make money. ☹️
"How We Talk About Trans Inclusion Matters" https://medium.com/@alysonescalante/how-we-talk-about-trans-inclusion-matters-75e1c6fce5dc
I am so tired of having to train autonomous cars to recognize street signs in order to do the most basic things on the internet.
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I think the Fediverse should spend some words in support of Sarah Jeong, whose article on Motherboard about Mastodon helped the community grow. The harassment campaign that is targeting her is unacceptable and we need to consider how our platforms and our behaviours can enable harassers and malicious people.
@trianderror @switchingsocial @pertho First, I prefer to limit where I share my data so I can manage it better, ie., not giving it to a ton of small companies that might go out of business and firesale my data. So who to choose? Apple who makes money selling luxury products, or the other large companies who all make money selling your data to advertisers?
Apple also has stood up for user privacy and provided privacy tools. They're NOT perfect, but far better than other options.
@switchingsocial @trianderror @pertho Pretty sure it's not FOSS, but since I also hate being tracked but like to track my runs I found the Apple Watch app http://www.workoutdoors.net after some searching around.
I'm absolutely in love with it. No login, no account, syncs with Apple Health and Activity apps (which is where I track achievements). Puts a map up on your watch so you don't get lost (big plus for me) and saves your routes with tons of info. Plus you can save GPX routes to it.
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