Once more (with feeling):

My current account on Mastodon is now @jared – please follow me there if you aren't already. This one has been retired. Thank you!

One thing that's _ugh_ about setting up a new instance and moving to an account here is I have to start over again from scratch with followers. I didn't have a ton to begin with, but still…ugh.

The "business model" (if any) and development model of Mastodon vs. App.net (may it rest in peace) is radically different…however I see them as both fulfilling the same important need on the web: aligning the goals of a social network with the needs of its community, rather than the actual paying customers of nearly all proprietary social networks: advertisers.

Mastodon is nothing without the community. And I *love* that.

Being a web developer by trade and a Rails dev at that, I just couldn't help myself. I set up my own instance. I'm definitely considering moving my main account usage over there. If you'd like to follow me, I'm @jared — come over and say Hi!

I feel like there's something huge going on with Mastodon when I discover that I can follow @jsnell @dmoren and @siracusa — and they're actually posting real content regularly! Can it be that the world of tech podcasts and the world of federated social networks are converging?

Oh yeah, it's happening: jaredwhite.com/podcast/12/

Announcing Posture, a news reader currently in beta testing. Listen to find out how to try it for free! Also: how to reach 100,000 YouTube subs, the cosmic balance between work and rest, the Summer of Marvel, and so much more!

"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."



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Also I'm from Toronto.

Say hello!!!

I'm a huge believer that the place where you live and the community you surround yourself with shapes who you are. I moved to Sebastopol, CA a few years ago (a popular spiritual retreat destination) because I needed to find my inner "zen" self. I moved to , OR last year because I needed to rediscover my sense of adventure and wonder. After hiking through Forest Park and over the St. John's Bridge this morning, I'm reminded of how much good this place is doing for my soul!

I'm a huge believer that the place where you live and the community you surround yourself with shapes who you are. I moved to Sebastopol, CA a few years ago (a popular spiritual retreat destination) because I needed to find my inner "zen" self. I moved to , OR last year because I needed to rediscover my sense of adventure and wonder. After hiking through Forest Park and over the St. John's Bridge this morning, I'm reminded of how much good this place is doing for my soul!

I blog (yep, that's still a thing) about art, technology, and culture. Sometimes about mindfulness and spiritual matters as well. I've also gotten almost a dozens episodes into a companion podcast which has been a blast to host and produce. I'm a huge proponent of the open web and open source. Mastodon is the most fun I've had since the untimely demise of App.net, and I'm excited to be here.

‪I spent over an hour this morning writing an upcoming article for my blog that dives into some painful personal history, and now my hands are shaking. I need to go for a walk and eat some protein now!‬

Nothing is too impossible here on The Jared White Show as we tirelessly embark on the mission of recording new episodes every week! That’s right—on today’s show, Jared reviews the blockbuster hit Mission: Impossible - Fallout and comments on the epic score by Lorne Balfe. Plus a close look at “van life” YouTubers, e-scooters on the streets of Portland, Millenials’ obsession with plants (who knew?), and more! jaredwhite.com/podcast/9/

Gearing up to record another podcast today. I'm talking e-scooters (and privacy implications thereof), website popups (bad), van life YouTubers, and lots more. Should be a fun one!

A new podcast episode!

“The year was 1994. Dial-up modems ruled. Netscape Navigator had not even been released yet. The only browser anyone had heard of was called Mosaic. Trumpet Winsock was how people got online with Windows 3.1...”

jaredwhite.com/podcast/6

A new podcast episode!

“The year was 1994. Dial-up modems ruled. Netscape Navigator had not even been released yet. The only browser anyone had heard of was called Mosaic. Trumpet Winsock was how people got online with Windows 3.1...”

jaredwhite.com/podcast/6

Great interview with @gargron by @deadsuperhero over at We Distribute medium.com/we-distribute/one-m

I'm glad Sean is doing all these interviews... some day hopefully there will be some future historian of the fediverse, and Sean's writings / interviews will surely be a primary source :)

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