technological trends I hope seem quaint and naive in a couple decades:
- touch capacitive buttons
- the addictive nature of likes and follows
"But the crisis is real and it isn’t inevitable. It is not exogenous. We made it, and we can fix it."
instead of listening to white people soul music, why don't we pay respects to the new Swamp Dogg record. production by Ryan Olson and Justin Vernon.
in other words, two white men who understand how to properly support and promote black music by using their own platforms to elevate it.
like, congrats on bravely addressing the heavy conservative tilt in your home state, but completely skipping over the fact that your whiteness allows you to profit more from black art than black people. that's called white supremacy. talk about a blind spot.
Good morning. Yesterday I wrote a post that tries to distill a variety of reasons to give #Mastodon a try.
It’s written for a general, non-technical audience in mind. I’d love to hear any feedback you have.
observations after nearly a month off of The Other Site:
- I am not necessarily interested in following someone just because I know/know of them
- I'm less tolerant of high volume posters
- I'm less interested in posting at anything remotely approaching high volume
- I think maybe I'm just done with microblog style social networking?
y'all, please send virtual hugs to the Brazilian people tonight, who lost their entire national museum in a catastrophic fire. thousands of artifacts that date back thousands of years were lost, as well invaluable artworks from many cultures. this is a terrible loss for humanity.
as an anthropologist, artist and a lover of brazilian culture, and as someone who studied tupi, this loss is staggering and tremendous.
it’s clearly already affected my ability to write grammatically correct sentences. that’s the real paradise lost, here.
I had to stop. I know there’s a plot in here but it’s wrapped in a double decker taco of language and poetic flourish that I can’t find it.
“If you go poopoo or peepee on the potty you know you get gummy bears right?”
[five minutes later]
*walks out the back door and pees in the back yard*
“You could have peed in the potty and gotten gummy bears.”
[ten minutes later]
*shits in pull-up*
“You know you could have... [sigh] pooped in the potty and gotten gummy bears?”
“Yeah. I just don’t want to.”
probably not gonna follow you, probably not gonna let you follow me. it’s not personal.
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