Some twitter v. Mastodon tips for all of the lovely new tooters:

When you like a tweet on twitter, a swarm of AIs spin into action, analysing every aspect of the tweet and trying so desperately to find the matching tweet to show you next that will keep you scrolling, lest their masters decommission them in favor of a new version.

When you fave a toot on Mastodon, there aren't any AIs; you just made another human being across the world feel nice.


@datatitian This sounds like a great dystopian novel where the AIs are aware that if the user doesn't engage with their next tweet they get deactivated, but one AI develops paranoia and becomes something like Skynet.

Also I find I'm saying "that'd make a great dystopia" about a lot of things that are totally actually happening these days.

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