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My big goals for 2018 are:

- Writing more about diversity, inclusion and representation in media

- Do more copywriting (editing and creating website text)

So if you know anyone who needs help with either, I'm your person! :)

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Welcome new users! Looks like I've gained a few new followers so here is my post.

- I'm Jasmine, a freelance games/pop culture journalist based in the UK!

- Focused on inclusive games - games with POC/LGBTQ/female characters

- I'm also big on diversity in the games industry

- My own site is (though i write for a few other places too!)

- I toot about Overwatch a lot so I apologise in advance :)

No matter which social network you're on, following a diverse group of people helps you taking a peek at the other side of your personal filter bubble.

You don't have to agree with everything and everyone, but please, at least try to listen to people and their opinions.

It will help you appreciate your own life, and may just make you a little wiser.

thanks everyone for replying, I really appreciate the help

legend it is :)

hello fellow Masto users I need your help with something

you know in a video game that has a bunch of icons? and you can toggle the guide or list of the icons on/off? does anyone know what that's called?

i've forgotten the name of it and google is being zero help. answers and boosts are MASSIVELY appreciated

also peeps, please recommend positive Masto accounts (bots or real people, anything!) that cheer you up

i want to put them into one big toot and pin it

also peeps, please recommend positive Masto accounts (bots or real people, anything!) that cheer you up

i want to put them into one big toot and pin it

that is to say, people on the internet have a startling lack of compassion. partly because of the disconnect, partly because they're asshole in digital or meatspace.

now is as good a time as any to remind yourself that a) not everyone is an asshat b) it's perfectly okay to disconnect if you need to. taking care of yourself > staying up to date on the news.

not getting pissed off by games industry discourse is a whole lot easier once you stop reading comments sections and replies, who would have thought?

I'd also like to apologize because i feel like a lot of my Masto rants are about that other site that a lot of you have come here to escape 😅

Also, for people who are housebound for whatever reason and are physically unable to go to networking events/access traditional networking opportunities because of cost (or the myriad of other factors that make this shit so fucking difficult), Twitter is the replacement for coffee shop chit-chat and professional lunch dates.

We want the site to work for us and to treat us all better; we shouldn't be forced to look elsewhere because someone decided N*zi dollars are worth chasing.

Again, it's been said before but Twitter is especially important for the communities that it treats like shit (women and minorities) because we so often find ourselves as "outsiders."

While a white, cis, straight male may have networking opportunities outside of Twitter, for many of us Twitter IS our one and only networking platform meaning that we're the ones who are harmed when we're run off of the site due to its unwillingness to address harassment.

As I think a lot of us have discussed on here, the access that Twitter provides to potential clients/users and the exposure it offers for creatives is currently unparalleled by other, better platforms (see: Mastodon).

Many employers, somewhat ironically given this GW2 clusterfuck, expect you to have a public-facing Twitter and may find it suspicious that you don't have one.

It's frustrating that people are responding to Twitter's problems like 'yeah but you could just....not be on Twitter' as though that's a fair outcome.

I understand that it comes from a good place but that's hardly a solution.

Twitter is, how do you say *intellectual hand gestures* a cesspit? Yeah, cesspit is the word I'm looking for.

why does mastodon show me the emoji for a ladybird when I type in "beetle" this is bug erasure

gosh it's been a while since I used mastodon on mobile, this site is running smoothly on mobile Chrome now [this is where I'd insert a butter emoji if one existed]

Pick 2-3 small tasks and get them done so that you feel a sense of accomplishment.

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