After complaining about the ways people try to cram long form writing onto birdsite (giant threads & images of text remind me of the old tech support days when users pasted screen shots of errors into Word docs b/c it was the tool they knew) I realized I don't see that so much on Mastodon.
I wonder if it's the culture, just who I'm following, or if the 500-char limit gives people enough room that they don't feel they've already writing a long chain, why not keep going?
Sounds cool, until you get trampled by someone trying to get free swag and suddenly realize, "We're in The Bad Place!"
Interesting: UK heat wave is revealing the outline of ancient Roman and older sites under crop fields as plants grow differently with the remnants of ancient walls and moats. The article doesn't make it clear why this is unique to heat waves, though.
“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”
"... and everything's horrible and there's nothing we can do."
"Hold on," she said. She stepped off the path to pick up a discarded water bottle.
"What are you doing?" he asked.
"There's a recycling bin a bit further up."
"Oh. Anyway, we're so powerless-"
"Let's do what we can."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
The Avengers Canonical Watching Order
The Man In The Robot Suit
Return of the Man In The Robot Suit
It Came From Asgard
Frozen In Time
Invasion New York
Bride of the Man In The Robot Suit
An Elf To Remember
The Tentacles of H.Y.D.R.A.
Mods In Space
The Deadly Computer
The Man In The Robot Suit Punches Back
Time And Magic
Rockers In Space
A Spider's Touch
The Invisible City
The War That Never Ends, Part 1
Sting of the Wasp
There was a q on here recently about #plume that was basically "why do we need a federated bog site?"
The reason is that long-form writing is an investment and needs the social component to thrive. We had that with RSS/comments, but Twitter and Facebook killed those.
A federated blog platform would mean: more hosts for users to choose from. Easy feedback loop via mastodon, pleroma, etc.
I'm tired of maintaining my blog, but I would be very interested in porting the content to #plume.
The modern web experience (via /r/aboringdystopia)
This culture of telling people to 'just walk away and they'll stop' when someone is being harassed needs to cease.
I am not responsible for someone's bigotry. I am not responsible to defuse confrontations I didn't not start.
As we've seen many times today, toxic behavior is not going to go way just because you ignore it.
They're just going to harass someone else.
We need to deal with the root, not the symptom.
This seems more complicated than it needs to be. https://www.howtogeek.com/245523/how-to-remove-a-word-you-added-to-the-dictionary-on-mac-os-x/
So we have Mastodon, pleroma, gnusocial in the messaging space of the fediverse, pixelfed playing in the instaphoto space, and peertube making progress in video. What other non-text AP services are popping up? I want to support as many as I can - with encouragement if not ca$h
It's not going to be a flashy apocalypse.
It will be a slow decline into the Internet of ISP gatekeeping, and you probably won't even know what neat services and helpful resources you're missing.
Why is the update to an FTP client 100MB?
"move fast and break things"
"pet cats and bake things"
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Other than specific roles (like a dedicated admin account), how do you balance them? Heck, how do you label them?
I've got 4 masto accounts: 1 for "good" photos, 1 for book discussion. I keep changing my mind abt how to handle the other 2, what to post where, who to follow on which account & so on.
There's value in separating social contexts, but there's a practical limit too.
How many accounts do you balance? How do you keep track of them?
When we talk about the right to fork we shouldn't make it a theoretical right, but a practical one that we support with effort, documentation, interop standards, and a way to make connections between people who need technical support to get their communities what they need and those who can provide it.
Again, this is something even big projects often get spectacularly wrong. Stuff is hard. But we should all do better.